Goodbye, long weekend trips: Vrbo reports a rise in longer stays

AUSTIN, Texas – April 21, 2021 – Travelers are finally taking their full vacation days by booking more stays of at least seven nights at Vrbo® vacation homes this summer, exceeding pre-pandemic demand levels.

After seeing the best ever start to a year in the U.S., Vrbo data indicates travelers are 75% more likely to book a stay of at least seven nights and 33% less likely to book a three-night stay this summer [1].

"After a year of storing away vacation days, this summer is quickly shaping up to be the season of PTO for many employees,” said Melanie Fish, Vrbo’s travel expert.

Destinations with the most stays of at least seven nights on Vrbo this summer include [1]:

  1. Outer Banks, N.C.

  2. Oak Island and Southport, N.C.

  3. Cape Cod, Mass.

  4. Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island, Del.

  5. Jersey Shore, N.J.

Before booking, families should check for travel advisories and restrictions in their vacation destination and always follow health and safety guidance from health officials and local authorities. Visit this help article for more resources and information.


[1]: Based on analysis of Vrbo vacation rental demand for June 1-August 31, 2021 as of April 14, 2021.

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In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

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