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Early Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Bookings Reflect Continued Momentum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elizabeth Weedon
Phone: (888) 281-8660
E-mail: elizabeth@weneedavacation.com

February 15, 2013 - Early booking numbers for vacation rental homes on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket listed with WeNeedaVacation.com are up over 16% over the same booking period last year. This increase continues the upward trend over the past 4 years, including a 26% improvement over 2011, 53% over 2010 and 66% over 2009.

The rise in bookings is evident in both the spring and fall "shoulder" seasons as well as the high-season summer rentals: springtime bookings up 16.3%, summer 15.9%, and fall 19.6%.

In terms of price bands, relatively modest homes listed under $2,000/week have so far enjoyed the greatest increase in bookings at 18.7% over last year; homes listed in the $2,000-$3,000/week range are up 15%; those in the $3,000-$4,000/week range are up a more modest 12.2%; and those listed at over $4,000/week are up as much as 15.2%.

Another trend apparent on the website in the past 3 years is that vacationers are booking earlier. During the 2009 and 2010 seasons, vacationers appeared more hesitant and less willing to commit to a vacation rental until closer to the season. WeNeedaVacation.com believes this is yet another indication of growth in consumer confidence and a reason to be cautiously optimistic for the remainder of the 2013 rental season.

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About WeNeedaVacation.com: Since 1997, WeNeedaVacation.com has been providing an efficient and inexpensive way of matching vacationers and vacation rental homeowners. The website lists more than 4,000 properties on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. The WeNeedaVacation.com Vacation Planner also offers extensive information to the 175,000+ vacationers who use our site yearly, including information about beaches, events, dining, activities, and shopping. Our amazing staff collectively has over 100 years of experience as Cape & Islands vacation rental homeowners. We love the Cape and Islands, work hard to promote this special place, and proudly belong to 17 local Chambers of Commerce.

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