vacation rental search and travel trends

2022 Vacation Rental Search Report

How today's travelers are looking and booking—plus tips for vacation rental owners to beat the competition.
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Sneak peek: 3 top takeaways

We dug into 12 months of proprietary data from Vacasa.com, encompassing tens of millions of users and site visits and thousands of vacation home listings. We’ve distilled it down to our top 10 findings about travelers’ browsing and purchase behavior—along with insider tips on how vacation rental owners can win guests and earn more.

A look at some key takeaways:

1. Get this paradise started

Searches for tropical destinations are way up, with Hawaii seeing a 123% surge in searches year-over-year and Costa Rica a close runner-up.

2. Thursday is the new Friday

Reservations starting on Thursdays are up 70%, likely due to remote and hybrid work environments that allow travelers to hit the road sooner.

3. The magic of mid-length stays

Travelers are averaging four-night stays during their getaways, but that average jumps to nearly six nights in January as guests cozy up and settle in.



Methodology
Data is based on Vacasa.com searches and reservations booked April 1, 2021–March 31, 2022, unless otherwise indicated. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.



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