Vacation rentals around the world have jumped 127% since early April in a sign that people are slowly starting to travel again
- Vacation rental bookings in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, have surged more since April than in any US city.
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- Vacation rentals globally have rebounded 127% since April after coronavirus lockdowns halted nearly all travel, according to a report from AirDNA.
- Short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb and VRBO reached rock bottom around April 5, but have nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to AirDNA.
- Beach towns and other leisure destinations, especially in places that pushed to reopen quickly, are seeing the most growth, the report said.
- The numbers are one sign that people are starting to travel again, at least locally, as stay-at-home orders are eased, but the devastated industry is still fragile and a resurgence of cases could shut things down again.
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[Source: Business Insider]