AirBnB or VRBO for your next trip

With travel slowly returning since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, people across the country are dreaming about their next trip. In a recent blog we talked about vacation destinations for the end of summer and into fall. Today, we’d like to talk about where you should stay once you’re there. 

South Bend International Airport offers flight to destinations all across the United States. No matter where you go, however, you’ll need to choose a place to stay. While the first thought that comes to mind may be a hotel, we’re here to tell you that an AirBnB or VRBO may be the better choice. 

Why you should choose an AirBnB or VRBO over a hotel

But first, let’s assess how AirBnB and VRBO operate. 

In 1995, VRBO–short for Vacation Rentals By Owner–pioneered a way for vacationers to book rental homes anywhere in the world, from the comfort of their own home. In 2008, AirBnB quickly surpassed VRBO and became the verb for this style of booking. As online marketplaces for vacation rentals, AirBnB and VRBO list millions of homes that you can rent–from the comfort of your own couch.

Whether using AirBnB or VRBO, the benefits of using these services rather than booking a hotel are seemingly endless. Below, we’ll list some of the best reasons to use AirBnB or VRBO when booking your next vacation. 

AirBnB and VRBO ensure that you’ll meet your vacation’s budget

Of the many difficult aspects when booking a vacation, we can all agree that meeting a budget is one of the biggest of them all. 

In attempting to find a hotel, you’re limited to a short range of brands whose prices can miss high or low of your budgetary desires. More likely than not, you’ll either find yourself in a dumpy hotel that isn’t quite the bargain it purported itself to be, or you’ll be spending your vacation worrying about, well, how much you’ve spent on that four or five star hotel. 

With AirBnB or VRBO, the sheer number of rental options practically ensures that you will find the right house at the right price. 

AirBnB and VRBO ensure that you’ll find a house in the right location

What’s even more difficult than finding a hotel at the right price? Finding the well-priced hotel in the perfect location

Because hotels are scattered thinly throughout the area, as compared to rental homes, it’s even less likely that you’ll be able to find a bargain in the right spot. More likely than not, the nice hotel that’s impossibly cheap turns out to be dozens of miles from the beaches, cultural centers, and hiking trails. 

AirBnB and VRBO also allow you to be far more flexible. Taking a trip with another family? No problem. Get a bigger house, split the cost, and it’s cheaper for everyone! Need to book several locations for a longer trip? Easy! Book every rental in one go, or as you go. No more worrying about limited room availability or last-minute changes to your booking. 

AirBnB and VRBO boast a selection of rental homes that meet the nexus of cost and location–likely you’ll end up shocked at the value you find.

AirBnB and VRBO offer the comfort of home on vacation

Hotels might offer a luxurious experience, but they come at a price–a price that you pay with more than your wallet. With AirBnB or VRBO, you get the comforts of home while on vacation. 

While staying in a hotel, your options are limited by more than location and expense. You’re also forced to eat out, or pay for the hotel’s pricey restaurants. In an AirBnB or VRBO, you’re able to choose whether you’d like to cook, host dinner parties, and enjoy the amenities of any modern home. AirBnB and VRBO’s marketplaces offer houses with all sorts of perks, such as access to free coffee in the morning, the hot tub on the back deck, or the en suite bathroom upstairs. 

AirBnB and VRBO offer the power of choice

At South Bend International Airport, we believe that choice is a paramount element to any vacation. More than any one detail, AirBnB and VRBO allow you to choose–not only the price and location of your vacation rental home, but also the precise house you want to stay in. 

For as many days as your vacation lasts, you can stay in the house of your dreams. You can rough it in the cabin you’ve always imagined retiring to in old age. You can stay with friends in a bigger house, split the cost, and realize a flexibility during your trip that was never available before these wonderful platforms existed. 

So what are you waiting for? Book your flight from South Bend, and head on over to AirBnB or VRBO for your next vacation rental today!

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