Is your vacation rental company flight-friendly?
In their Current Market Outlook 2012, Boeing predicts a 5% annual increase in worldwide passenger volume. With similar findings, IATA projects a 5.3% increase each year for the next 4 years, bringing the total number of passengers in 2016 to 3.6 billion, up from 2.8 billion passengers in 2011.
“As demand for international goods and services rises and leisure time increases, appetite for travel will grow.” –Boeing Current Market Outlook 2012
The U.S. Travel Association brought more good news for travel in 2012 with their projections of year over year increases in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and not only with international travelers. Over the next two years, they project a 3.2% increase in Domestic Person-Trips (described as *One person trip of 50 miles or more, one way, away from home or including one or more nights away from home”).
Is your vacation rental company flight-friendly? As the number of airline passengers, international travelers and domestic leisure travelers increases, there may be ways to improve the fly-in experience for your guests and gain a competitive advantage in your market. Here are a few suggestions:
- Rental car packages
- Airport shuttles
- Rental inventory within walking distance to restaurants, grocery, shopping and attractions
- Public transportation, taxi and directional information
- Check-in packages for fly-in guests
We would love to hear your ideas on making your vacation rental company more flight-friendly.
By Amy Mutual