Reveals Why People Travel in Groups

New Vacation Rental Website Provides Travel Planning Tips and Cost-Effective Lodging Options

DALLAS, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A group of old college friends are planning a reunion and want to rent a house big enough for all of them; a bride is orchestrating a surprise getaway for herself and her bridesmaids — she sees them all in a townhouse for a long weekend; a father is putting together a fishing trip with his sons and grandsons — he wants a lake front condominium.

People have been traveling in groups since the beginning of time; the methods of travel have changed but the basic reasons remain unaltered — security and comfort., the new vacation rental website powered by, is designed to meet the needs of families and groups looking for vacation accommodations that will keep them all together, comfortable and not break the bank.

“People like to travel in groups because of the memories they create and camaraderie that takes place, said Group Therapist Emily Rudenick, LPC. “The experience of traveling in a group with friends or family is liberating and reassuring. The group knows one another and the act of spending time together during a period of rest and relaxation is nurturing to the soul.”

According to Reunions Magazine, about 200,000 family reunions take place in the United States each year with an average of 50 people per reunion. That translates to 10 million people planning their vacations in-group situations. With summer quickly approaching, families and groups of friends may be planning vacations and provides these tips for planning a group vacation: Tips for Group/Family Travel
1. Know your group — what are their likes/dislikes
2. Be flexible with your travel dates
3. Allow plenty of time for planning — coordinating a trip for five or
15 takes time to coordinate schedules and secure the right
4. To ensure that your whole family has a good time, make sure to keep
plans flexible and take plenty of rest breaks
5. Include the kids in the planning, it will make them feel like a real
part of the vacation process provides a one-stop shop for groups looking for the right accommodations when planning their vacations by offering the most comprehensive database of rental properties whether looking for a long weekend or a long month away. Groups can choose and book from among thousands of condos, bed & breakfasts, private homes, and villas that offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, recreation rooms, fully equipped kitchens, private pools, hot tubs and outdoor grills. Group travel has never been easier or more affordable than through .

“Groups really benefit financially from vacation rentals because the per person cost is considerably less than that of traditional lodging,” said Dan Proctor, vice president of vacation rentals for “Even a one-bedroom condo typically sleeps 4 persons comfortably and the added space and amenities allow everyone the luxury of together and alone time.”

A sample of rates and accommodations available through include:

* Cancun Resort – Las Vegas, NV — Two bedroom condo from $125.95
* Sands Ocean Club — Myrtle Beach, SC — Two bedroom from $159.00
* Sommerset Suites — San Diego, CA — One bedroom condo from $139.95
* FL Team Management — Orlando, FL — Four bedroom private home w/pool
from $149.95
* Castle Kamaole Sands — Maui, HI — One bedroom from $139.00
* Kings Creek Plantation — Williamsburg, VA — One bedroom from $79.00

Additionally, supplies customers with the necessary tools to make the most informed decision by showcasing rental property photos, detailed descriptions, and even giving quality ratings with low price guarantees*. is also designed to match properties to a group’s interests and geographic preferences. Not limited to the web, specialists are available for questions and to confirm bookings thru its toll-free number, 1-888-290-SPOT (7768), 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Phone agents are now offering a special incentive of $50 off a three night minimum stay*.

About, powered by, is the most comprehensive resource for booking vacation rentals and bed & breakfasts on the Internet. offers thousands of properties in hundreds of destinations. Travelers can book vacation rentals through the Web site, , and through live operators available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-290-SPOT (7768). is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) CST: 2059975-40.

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