Travelers renting vacation homes on Cape Cod this summer aren’t eager to leave, according to Vrbo.
The online rental marketplace released a list of five U.S. destinations with the most stays of at least seven nights this summer. Cape Cod made the list.
Travelers are reporting a big interest in longer stays, according to Vrbo. In fact, bookings of at least seven nights are exceeding pre-pandemic demand levels, according to the company, with travelers 75 percent more likely to book a stay of at least seven nights and 33 percent less likely to book a three-night stay this summer.
“After a year of storing away vacation days, this summer is quickly shaping up to be the season of PTO [paid time off] for many employees,” Melanie Fish, Vrbo’s travel expert, said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Cape Cod officials said the region is expecting a “banner summer season,” with strong bookings for lodging and short-term rentals.
“We expect this is due to the expectation that there will be a high vaccination rate and, certainly, the pent-up demand for easily-accessible leisure travel,” said state Sen. Julian Cyr, who represents Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, during a Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference earlier this month…