One certain thing about human beings is that we get stressed up at a point during our everyday endeavours. Being stressed up is mainly as a result of much works at our workplaces – where we work overtime to earn extra bucks that will be used to offset accumulated bills. It is medically advisable to get rid of stresses that accumulate the body system to avoid system breakdown. Getting rid of stresses has different methods depending on the individual affected; some will go for naps, some will go for sight-seeing, while others will create out time for short or long term vacation. Before we proceed further, let’s get sensitized on what vacation is all about.
Vacation also known as holiday means a leave from a regular occupation, or a journey to a different place for the purpose of recreation, tourism, or relaxation. Vacations are often spent with friends or family and people often take a vacation during specific holiday compliance, or, for specific festival, or celebrations. History has it that the idea of travel for recreation was seen as a luxury that could be afforded by the wealthy people only. An amazing fact about vacation is that it took root among the middle and working class; that is too say – it is not limited to the wealthy people only. Vacation is a term that has so many regional meanings.
- English speaking North-America describes vacation as a short pleasure trip, or a journey abroad.
- Some commonwealth countries see vacation as absenting from work.
- Canadians use vacation and holiday interchangeably, referring it to a trip away from home or workplace.
- In UK, and Australia, vacation is seen as holiday or a public holiday.
- In Hungary, vacation can mean a recreational trip, an absence from work (generally in warmer months) granted officially, and the summer school break which is usually long.
Vacation can range from bank holiday to family vacation. Family vacation refers to recreation taken together by the family. The reasons for this kind of vacation include getting away from day-to-day chores and to devote time specifically for the relaxation and unity of family members. It can be annually or a one-time event. Examples of family vacation include family cruises, ski vacations, trips to popular theme parks or similar types of family trips.
No we have known what vacation means and its different meanings. Let’s get down to vacation rental. Vacation rental according to Wikipedia is the renting out of a furnished apartment on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to hotel. The term vacation rental is often used in US. European term for vacation rental is villa rental which means rentals of detached houses in warm climates. Vacation rentals usually occur in privately owned vacation properties – making the variety of accommodation broad and inconsistent. As a vacation rental owner in Singapore, what do you think tourists/guests expect from you?
- A professional online brand
No tourist will take any vacation rental owner that does not have an attractive website serious. They expect rental owners to have websites to enable them get to know about the standards of service(s) they render.
- A reliable method of payment
A tourist expects a rental owner to provide different payment methods. A tourist may decided to go on vacation cashless with the presence of his or her debit/credit cards, he or she would be disappointed to know that the rental owner he wants to patronize is not up to date with technology that accepts credit cards.
- Genuine hospitality
True hospitality is one thing vacation rental owners seem to have understood and that has been their strategy of taking over some hotels. A customer will always expect to be received and be treated nice.
A consumer will always go for products that have high consistency in their quality. A guest patronizing a vacation rental will expect consistency in quality services from the rental owner, and quality payment method.