If you’re one of the thousands of travelers stranded on U.S. soil due to the volcanic ash over Europe, here’s one lodging option you may not have considered: vacation home rentals.
While some airlines have resumed travel, a second cloud of ash has kept most English airports shuttered, according to Reuters. In Florida, theme parks like Disney World and Universal have responded to the crisis by offering free admission to those who show proof of a canceled plane ticket or expired boarding pass, The Associated Press reported.
If leisure or business brought you to Orlando and you’re on standby for another few days, peruse our extensive list of Orlando vacation rentals. It may be easier to score lodging here than a hotel and more affordable because you’ll be able to prepare your own food. Tipping on every meal can add up real quick, and if you want evidence, just review your credit card statement next month.
Vacation home owners: Consider providing incentives such as last-minute deals for these poor folks who didn’t anticipate having to lengthen their visit. Throw in an extra night’s stay or restaurant gift card. The simple gesture will build loyalty in that weary traveler long after the dust clears.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.