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  1. 1. The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, says every year…
  2. 2. The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, says every year… 55% 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  3. 3. The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, says every year… 55% 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 more & more US travelers are looking for…
  4. 4. Vacation Rentals Properties 55% 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  5. 5. vacation rentals are… 50% less expensive per square foot than hotels. HomeAway, September 2012 82% of travelers prefer the savings of vacation rentals over hotels. TripAdvisor, 2013 89% prefer a vacation rental for a family vacation. TripAdvisor, 2013 visitors stay longer and return more often!
  6. 6. • • • • 742,000 are listed on Homeaway 500,000 are listed on TripAdvisor 240,000 are listed on FlipKey the most popular region for vacation rentals: the southeast at 33%
  7. 7. The story of my home in Savannah. This was the listing picture…
  8. 8. (ouch!) on 35th between Abercorn and Drayton the house was big, empty and ugly. after a crew of up to 25 worked for a year and 7 months, today it looks like this…
  9. 9. it’s much more than just my home, it contributes to the local economy…
  10. 10. as a vacation rental in 2013 we hosted… 1,134 visitors, from 23 countries who spent approx. $500,000 in Savannah*, and we’re rated 5 stars by TripAdvisor, employ 2 full-time and 2 part-time, all earning at least double the minimum wage and everyone has healthcare benefits too! *SavannahNow Exchange 6/10/12
  11. 11. When we advertised on VisitSavannah.com we had up to 1,734 (Google Analytics) hits a month, then… last March they redesigned the site to focus on location, our hits dropped to… 10 to 15 a month, but that proves two things…
  12. 12. 1.Visitors to Savannah want to stay in vacation rentals.
  13. 13. 1.Visitors to Savannah want to stay in vacation rentals. and
  14. 14. 1.Visitors to Savannah want to stay in vacation rentals. and 2. VisitSavannah.com has been & could again be a huge support!
  15. 15. What renters plan to spend a night 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% $100 $100 to $200 $200 to $300 Over $300

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