HomeToGo Reveals 3 Key Travel Trends for Summer 2023

HomeToGo Reveals 3 Key Travel Trends for Summer 2023

HomeToGo, the vacation rental booking platform, has published the results of its study on the travel trends expected for this summer 2023. What is the profile of the 2023 summer traveler? Which English speaking destinations are the most popular? Here are the answers!

HomeToGo Reveals 3 Key Travel Trends for Summer 2023

Summer is approaching. For many owners and managers of vacation rentals, it is a fruitful season that is important not to miss. In anticipation of the summer season, you can read our article “2023 Summer Checklist: 5 things to check in your vacation rental” as well as our “10 tips to prepare for the high season

With its study “2023 Summer Travel Forecast” HomeToGo allows us to understand better how 2023 will play out by revealing three travel trends. Let’s dive into the results without further delay and define the profiles of the 2023 summer traveler.

1. Hunt for Bargains but No Budget Cuts

Despite an uncertain economic climate and continued inflation, 88% of HomeToGo survey respondents said they still see travel as a worthwhile expense, and more than a third of participants (36%) even said they want to spend more on travelling this summer. These results are positive and encouraging for short-term rental property owners and the travel industry in general.

Smoobu tip: Always calculate the price of your vacation rental right to attract travelers and fill your booking calendar. In case your rental is empty, you can set up last-minute discounts to maximize your occupancy rate.

2. Looking for a Relaxing Stay

Another summer 2023 trend highlighted in this study: destinations that will provide relaxation and well-being. Indeed, for 64% of respondents, to relax is one of their top priorities for the upcoming summer season.

They describe their ideal vacation as relaxing rather than exciting. 71% said they would choose wellness activities over partying.

Smoobu tip: Always highlight the advantages of your property, its location, and its surroundings in your ads and on your direct booking site to seduce your future travelers.

You can also take inspiration from the articles below to offer a relaxing, rejuvenating, and sometimes original stay to your guests:

> 10 Tips to Attract Travelers to Rural Areas
> Glamping to Attract New Travelers
> Create a Unique Vacation Rental to Compete Better with the Competition
> Digital Detox : Vacation Without Internet

3. Exploring Sustainable Options

Travelers are becoming more and more interested in sustainable traveling. In fact, 77% of survey participants said they thought it was important to travel more sustainably, and 32% said they were already taking steps to make their vacation more environmentally friendly.

Two-thirds of those surveyed indicated that the eco-friendliness of an accommodation was a factor in their booking decision, and almost as many (62%) were willing to pay extra for a more sustainable option.

Smoobu tip: Find strategic recommendations in our guide to promote sustainable tourism via your vacation rental.

What are the Top 10 destinations for American travelers?

  1. Outer Banks, North Carolina
  2. Destin, Florida
  3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Ocean City, Maryland
  5. Gulf Shores, Alabama
  6. Panama City Beach, Florida
  7. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  8. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  9. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  10. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

You can find here the Top 10 destinations for international travelers as well as the methodology used.

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