The group travel segment which has been the core of the hotel industry in Orlando has discovered the operational and financial benefits of staying in Orlando vacation homes. Group travel insiders are embracing vacation homes as a viable alternative to Orlando.
For example, a baseball team from Puerto Rico that we are personally familiar with has booked a hotel in Orlando every year for the last 17 years. This year the coach booked a vacation home. The coach explained that he has 18 people in his group, and they would normally book 7 hotel rooms. Last year this cost him $420 a night. This year they booked a seven bedroom vacation home in Emerald Island for $270 a night. This saved the team $150 a night over 6 nights or approximately $900 total.
Next, the coach explained that rather than eating out for breakfast and dinner, they buy groceries and cook together in the home’s spacious kitchen. This saved the team he estimated another $116 a day.
Bottom line, he estimates that the group saved $1600 +/- over the 6 night stay by booking a vacation home.
We inquired as to how the team liked staying in the house and he explained: “The kids loved it, all the rooms had televisions, they could swim in the pool and visit the amenity center clubhouse and on the last night we did a great barbecue”.
As the benefits of vacation homes become understood, more and more groups are booking them. We have seen family reunions, religious groups, sports teams, high school bands and this year many high school groups from Latin America switching to vacation homes instead of traditional hotel rooms.
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