Watauga County, NC sees jump in Occupancy and Bookings for June 2020

Travelers still seem to be valuing seclusion and Watauga County, in the mountains of North Carolina, is benefiting. Guest reservations for vacation rentals in Watauga County increased quickly when Gov. Roy Cooper lifted the state’s stay-at-home

More U.S. bookings than last year for all arrivals

Booking activity for vacation rentals in the United States continues to shift. During late April and May, as destinations reopened to visitors, reservations for arrivals within 30 days had the highest increase year over year. In the past week,

Owner Occupancy Rates Higher than in 2019 for some Western Markets

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most states banned short-term vacation rentals from hosting vacationers. In most cases, owners were still allowed to visit their properties. Our data shows that owners capitalized on lower guest occupancy rates and

As bookings in Spain trend upward, reservations with stays 60+ days out most popular

Spain was one of the countries hit hardest by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although the nationwide state of alarm remains in effect until June 21st, the reported cases have slowed significantly and travelers are slowly beginning to feel confident in

Western U.S. 2020 Adjusted Paid Occupancy % Pacing Ahead of 2019

COVID-19 affected the beginning of many peak vacation rental seasons in the United States. After bookings bottomed out with decreases of 80-95% over last year, we have been seeing signs of recovery as states re-open. One way of measuring recovery

Memorial Day Weekend - Change in Adjusted Occupancy Rate 2020 vs. 2019

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of the peak season for vacation rentals around the United States. This year was a mixed bag for owners, renters, managers, and destinations due in part to the variations in policies and intensity of the

Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings Jumped when Northwest Florida Reopened

Vacation rentals in Northeast Florida (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Gulf, Franklin, and Bay Counties) were allowed to reopen on May 19, 2020, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Potential visitors responded with enthusiasm and twice

Southeast markets are recovering, but there is a long way to go

The adjusted paid and owner occupancy rate is the number of nights filled per nights available, removing nights held for maintenance. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 2020 adjusted paid and owner occupancy rate that is similar to 2019 is

Vacation Rental Markets in Southeast States Rebounding Faster than West Coast States

Across the United States, individual states are in charge of creating their reopening policies. As a result, some regions are reopening at faster paces than others. States on the east coast have started re-opening before states along the west

U.S. Bookings & Cancellations: Stays Within 30 days of Booking Less Likely to be Canceled

In a normal year, the cancellation rate for vacation rental bookings hovers between 15% and 20%. This spring, 70% to 80% of April stays across the U.S. were canceled due to COVID-19. The number of cancellations per day peaked in mid-March as

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