The Seattle Times is reporting that the owners of some Washington Coast vacation rentals are reducing prices to winter rates (like $150 a night) to ensure bookings. Like the rest of America, travel-associated spending has faltered, dropping to $15.7 billion, according to the article.
Apparently restaurants are falling suit, making their establishments more kid-friendly and ditching higher-end items like steak and peppering their menus with affordable soups, salads and sandwiches.
I’m all for it.
Local proprietors are speculating that folks are being more discretionary about their income. Instead of booking months in advance, they’re waiting until the last minute. Rather than reserving full weeks, they’re staying for long weekends.
On our site, travelers will score deals on everything from luxury beach houses to comfortable oceanfront condos with all the extras. Prices range from $92 a night to the mid-$300s. Not out of reach considering you can divvy up costs among friends.
To Washington landlords: What are you seeing lately, and what kind of deal can you make for the next vacation home renter? Three nights with a fourth free? Anyone, anyone?
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.