Throughout January 2023, Rental Escapes saw "unprecedented" booking demand for its collection of luxury villas resulting in an influx of reservations for summer. As a result, it has identified the top regions luxury travelers are eyeing for summer travel this year. Additionally, it is also offering an increased commission rate for travel advisors on all bookings made throughout the first quarter of 2023.
Interestingly, four of the five hottest destinations for Rental Escapes are in the Caribbean: Turks and Caicos (No. 1), Dominican Republic (No. 2), Barbados (No. 3) and St. Barth's (No. 5); the only outlier is Italy (No. 4).
Consisting of 40 low-lying coral islands, Turks and Caicos is known for white-sand beaches, diving and snorkeling, whale watching, excellent year-round weather, and ample opportunities for water sports. Travelers can soak up the sun or enjoy activities such as horseback riding, parasailing and diving.
The Dominican Republic is home to a vibrant culture, rich history, beaches and a plethora of luxury villas. The country offers an arsenal of recently constructed villas, featuring modern amenities geared towards outdoor living. Guests can take advantage of large terraces, infinity pools and elaborate palapas, all with scenic ocean views.
Barbados is located on the Eastern tip of the Caribbean and known for its turquoise waters, sandy white beaches, colorful fish and exceptional restaurants. The sights, tastes and experiences make Barbados a once-in-a-lifetime trip for all.
Italy is known for its delicious cuisine, rich history, celebrated culture and beautiful landscapes. The country’s villas offer travelers the space they desire, with authentic locations in the countryside or by the sea, along with architecturally stunning facades.
The volcanic island, St. Barthelemy, or St. Barth's, is known for its beaches, cuisine and plethora of luxury villa rentals that will appeal to every kind of vacation-seeker, from those looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a worry-free vacation.
Travel advisors are encouraged to book their clients within the first quarter of 2023 in order to earn an 11 percent commission rate. All commission on bookings made in Q1 2023 will be paid out upon guests’ departure.