A trend analysis undertaken by a
large vacation rental quote comparison website noted that 80 per cent of its
customers planning a Caribbean trip included
Cayman in their price comparisons.
Rentalo.com has a database of 8,149
passengers who searched for vacation rentals in the region between July 2008
and January 2010.
Trends indicated that four out of five
that searched for a Caribbean vacation compared shopping, bed and breakfast,
motel and hotel prices included Cayman in their comparison with other destinations.
Rentalo’s figures indicated that 54
per cent of surfers were looking for accommodation two or more months ahead of
their potential travel dates. 27 per cent were inquiring one to two months in advance
and 15 per cent were within a 30-day booking window period.
Of those who searched 36 per cent
were interested in hotels or apartments that were family and children-friendly.
Groups of four or more adults comprised 29 per cent, couples 34 per cent and 3
per cent were loan travellers.
Rentalo has a database of a million
travellers and vacation rental listing owners. It has dealt with 400,000
enquiries in 15,000 destinations since July 2008.