Leisure Travel is Stabilizing…Now is a Great Time to Promote Local Travel in Vermont with an Inn or B&B
According to statistics from Smith Travel Research, Yen Lee for Travel Industry Blog believes the leisure travel industry may have bottomed out. Although the numbers are the lowest they’ve been since 2002, 2009 seems to have stabilized somewhat, with projections for continued stability in the US (numbers are on the rise in Europe).
What this means is that travelers are taking the time to research great travel deals – and are expecting great deals. This may be the perfect time to promote local travel – travel close to one’s home for the experience and luxury of travel without high costs of plane tickets and rental cars. People want to travel but don’t want to break the bank or put themselves in a precarious financial position just to do so.
Running a bed and breakfast or inn in Vermont is a perfect way to encourage local travel at a reasonable price. Travelers from Quebec, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Connecticut and of course, Vermont have easy access to the treasures the Green Mountain State has to offer with just a short drive. The luxury and peacefulness of staying in a Vermont inn, having a delicious, hearty breakfast, and gorgeous surroundings at a reasonable price is enough to get people out for a few days, or perhaps if the price is right, a week or longer.
Check out some of our past blogs about starting, owning or improving your Vermont Inn or Bed and Breakfast. Or get in touch with us with any questions – we would love to hear from you!