FlipKey® Reveals the Top 10 Trending Vacation Rental Destinations for 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the Top Destination

Dec 17, 2013, 09:00 ET from FlipKey

BOSTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FlipKey®, a leading vacation rental website, has revealed the top 10 vacation rental destinations trending for 2014 based on FlipKey traveler demand to date.

With next year's World Cup taking place in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro tops the list as travelers are already locking in rentals for this highly anticipated sporting event.  On the other side of the world, Seminyak, the luxurious beach destination located in Bali, rounds out this year's list at the number 10 spot.

"We weren't surprised to see Rio at the top of this year's list, given the popularity of the 2014 World Cup," said Eric Horndahl, Vice President of Marketing at FlipKey. "Our tenth spot on the list can be attributed to the growing popularity of Southeast Asia and a beautiful destination like Seminyak offers a variety of properties for all travelers' needs."

As in 2013, Florida destinations dominate the list, with Miami Beach taking the number two spot, followed by the Orlando/Kissimmee area, Naples, and Key West.  Overall, this year's list demonstrates that warm-weather beach destinations are where travelers are going for next year's vacation. 

The full list of FlipKey's leading destinations for vacation rentals in 2014*:

  1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. Miami Beach, FL
  3. Orlando/Kissimmee, FL
  4. Naples, FL
  5. Key West, FL
  6. Kihei, HI
  7. Panama City Beach, FL
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  10. Seminyak, Bali 

Here's the 2013 top-10 list*. Note that Kissimmee, Naples, Kihei and Key West all made the list two years in a row:

  1. Kissimmee, FL
  2. Naples, FL
  3. Siesta Key, FL
  4. Marco Island, FL
  5. Kihei, HI
  6. Palm Springs, CA
  7. Cape Coral, FL
  8. Key West, FL
  9. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  10. Holmes Beach, FL

Whether travelers are looking to head half-way across the globe or stay close to home, vacation rentals can offer savings of up to 40% compared to a hotel while providing space, privacy and the amenities of a home.

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*Based on 2014 booking requests to date on FlipKey.com.

*Based on 2013 booking requests to date on FlipKey.com.