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You Could Save Money by Booking Your Vacation Rental By These Dates, According to Vrbo

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book private vacation rentals” class=”link “Consumers looking to book private vacation rentals in 2023 may want to get on with making reservations. Places are already booking up for spring break, according to new research from Vrbo. Booking earlier is also advantageous for most would-be vacationers in terms of saving money: you’ll have more time to look around for promo codes and may not have to compete with increased demand for that lovely getaway you had your eye on. Booking in close proximity to a travel date almost always means added costs!

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“If you’re looking to book a private vacation home for a major holiday in 2023, mark your calendars with Vrbo’s book-by dates,” said Melanie Fish, head of Expedia Group brands public relations, in a press release. “All of these dates are two weeks earlier than they were in years past. Those two weeks can make or break snagging a coveted mountain cabin for a spring break ski trip or a beachside cottage for that annual summer vacation.”

Here’s when to book your vacation getaway if booking a Vrbo rental:

  • Spring break: Book by Jan. 30.

  • Memorial Day weekend: Book by April 6.

  • Summer: Book by April 17.

  • Fourth of July weekend: Book by May 10.

  • Labor Day weekend: Book by July 14.

  • Thanksgiving: Book by Oct. 6.

  • Ski season: Book by Oct. 16.

  • Winter break: Book by Nov. 3.

Tips for Summer Bookings

Vacation homes in top summer destinations including Outer Banks, North Carolina — in addition to Cape May and Ocean City, New Jersey — tend to sell

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FOMO: Vrbo reveals key travel booking dates you need to know

There’s nothing worse than losing interest in planning your getaway just because you can’t find a good place to rent. Now, we know exactly when you need to book to give yourself the best options, and it’s a saving grace for planners and travel lovers everywhere. You’re going to want to write these down in your calendar.

On Thursday, January 19, Vrbo shared the key dates to know if you plan to book a trip in 2023.

Booking by these key dates will give you the widest selection of vacation rentals during some of the most popular travel seasons.

Key travel dates

For example, if you want to book a trip for Family Day, you should book by January 19. Here are all 11 key travel booking dates to know:

  • Family Day ➡️ Book by January 19
  • March Break ➡️ Book by February 1
  • Victoria Day ➡️ Book by March 22
  • Saint-Jean Baptiste Day (QC) ➡️ Book by April 26
  • Canada Day ➡️ Book by May 8
  • Civic Holiday (QC) ➡️ Book by June 13
  • Labour Day ➡️ Book by July 7
  • Thanksgiving ➡️ Book by August 15
  • Ski season ➡️ Book by October 5
  • Winter/holiday break ➡️ Book by November 7
  • New Year’s Eve ➡️ Book by November 8

Melanie Fish, head of Expedia Group brands public relations, said in a Vrbo release that “all of these dates are two weeks earlier than they were in years past.”

“Those two weeks can make or break snagging a coveted mountain cabin for a spring break ski trip or a beachside cottage for that annual summer vacation,” she said.

Alternative destinations

Another trick you can use is checking out an alternative destination. For example, places in Vancouver and Muskoka fill up fast. But Vrbo says there are a ton of underrated

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Weekend trip ideas in Southeast Asia for July

With the long-awaited reopening of several of our neighbouring countries, we can’t wait to spend our weekends away at these hideaways. Here are 4 destinations in Southeast Asia to bookmark for the most rewarding weekend trips abroad this July.

From the sea to the mountains, there are answers to all your getaway desires nearby. Coming in the theme of a nature-loving vacation, this month’s weekend trip ideas will take you to some of the best luxury hotels on the hilltops and sandy beaches.

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4 Weekend Trip Ideas for July 2022

Amanjiwo, Java, Indonesia

The emerald-green landscape of Java, Indonesia sets the perfect background for Amanjiwo. With lush plains and the azure sea extending beyond the horizon, the views at this ultimate sanctuary are enhanced with the presence of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cascading down the hills, Amanjiwo’s suites are distinctly decorated with outdoor baths, private pools, terrace, pavilions and romantic large four-pillar beds.

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Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

Known worldwide as an ocean paradise, the Maldives has numerous luxury resorts on the list for you to choose from. Amongst them, Soneva Jani stands out as one of the world’s lowest density resorts. The exclusive property diverges into Chapter One and the more spacious Chapter Two, on which sea-hovering villas with slides and on-land mansion are scattered. Several water activities, like water sports and dolphin cruises, as well as beachside events, like the Private Cinema Paradiso and North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast, will keep you busy the whole trip.

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Rosewood Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang

Designed by the renowned Bill Bensley, the Rosewood Luang Prabang captures perfectly the romantic essence of bygone Indochina while surrounding itself

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