What Travelers Want: Compare & Evaluate Lodging Alternatives in Tucson, Arizona

Rentalo.com, a leading lodging and vacation rental directory that encourages comparison shopping for trip organizers in the US and abroad, is submitting a series of trend analysis studies according to inquiries submitted by its database of opted-in travelers to its vast inventory of vacation properties in close to 15,000 destinations worldwide.

In this release, the lodging directory unveils the study conclusions for 12,601 opted-in travelers who searched for vacation rentals in Arizona’s top destinations, and particularly in Tucson, from July 2008 to January 2010.

This study confirms traveler’s increasing demand for hotels versus vacation rentals comparison shopping.

In addition, the lodging website shares some useful stats on vacation planning and vacation themes for these popular vacation destinations in the state of Arizona.

Tucson Comparison Shopping Trends: In line with the study, 56 percent of the trip planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Tucson vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.  72 percent showed interest in staying in the vicinity of Catskills which includes Catalina, Catalina Foothills, Oro Valley, and Mount Lemmon.

Tucson Vacation Planning Trends:  54 percent were from last minute travelers searching within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date, while 18 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance,  and only 24 percent were early planners who started their vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date.

Tucson Vacation Themes:  The most popular vacation theme for Tucson is romance with 51 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requesting accommodations for 2, 18 percent for groups of more than 4 adults, 15 percent for families with children, and 11 percent for people traveling alone.

Consumers prefer travel sites that help comparison shopping. At Rentalo.com, travelers can easily and quickly compare value offers from vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts that meet their specific needs.

For example, below we have two excellent options to explore:

Tucson AZ Condo Vacation Rental – Our Tucson casita is located at the Starr Pass/JW Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, a 1,400 acre exclusive, five-star resort nestled in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Our spacious, double suite Santa Fe style casita is a quiet end unit, luxuriously decorated in a Southwestern motif with beamed ceilings and large sliding glass doors opening onto an extended patio having serene desert views. Minutes from the Tucson vacation condo are the golf clubhouse, an Olympic size heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, and a fitness center. We offer excellent value at competitive rates. For more info, please log into property ID#305328 at rentalo.com

Tucson AZ Furnished Condo Rental – More Secure Than Hotels Vacation Rental. Exceptional Condo – In Desirable North East Area: Furnished townhouse style 1010 square foot condo, in an upscale complex with view of beautiful Catalina Mountains. Close to Shopping, Restaurants, Banks, Hospitals, Activities and more. Community, with a huge pool and hot-tubs, is one block from the huge Udall Sports Complex (friendly to vacationers). Home is quietly located steps from your garage space. Local transportation is just outside complex. Ground level has a living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and full bathroom. For more details, pictures and a practical inquiry form to contact the owner, please visit rentalo.com, property ID#188260

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