Monthly Archives: May 2011

On a Budget? What to Do in Denver, Colorado

There’s all kinds of ways to save money on a vacation.  For example, some people – especially those traveling in groups, where separate hotel rooms would really add up – choose to rent a vacation home.  These rental properties are great for families too – anyone who needs a bit of extra space – and a week’s stay often costs no more than a week of a standard hotel room’s rack rates.  You can find a house in the city of Denver itself, as well as outlying areas, such as Aurora and Littleton.  Getting to Denver is relatively easy; you can drive to the city via Interstate 70 or Interstate 25 (US 87)or fly into Denver International Airport.  Carriers include major airlines like Delta, Continental, and American, as well as smaller companies like JetBlue, AirTran, and Frontier.

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Responding to Vacation Rental Inquiries

7. Responding to vacation rental inquiries

When handling vacation rental inquiries, the most important tip is to respond to the inquiries quickly, professionally and effectively. Responding quickly shows your interest in the potential renter, and also your level of responsibility in managing your property. Inquiries from potential renters that go unanswered for a day or two only increase the chances that the renter continued to search around and contact other property owners in Colorado. Check your email often, especially first thing in the morning, in the middle of the afternoon and before going to bed. By being the first property owner to respond to an inquiry, you’ll have a better chance of securing the booking. Touch base with potential guests early and often to show you care about their vacation and getting them into your vacation rental.

Always be professional when communicating with potential renters. Nothing will scare them off more than a bad first impression on the phone or via email. Reply to any questions they may have about the property honestly and promptly. When replying via email, make sure that your email includes a signature with your name, phone number and website address if you have one. Remember that even though this renter may not book with you immediately because the property is not what they are looking for at the time, they could book with you in the future, or recommend the property to their friends and family.

After the initial contact has been made, wait a few days before following up with the potential renter again. Call or email with a quick inquiry about their interest in your property to gauge whether or not they want to continue with the booking process. If they decide not to book with you, feel free to ask them why they are not booking. If it has something to do with the ad or the property, you can use this feedback to make improvements if possible. If they decide to book the property, or show genuine interest in booking when you follow up, send them the rental agreement so that they can look it over and get back to you.

Natural Getaways in Vail, Colorado

For years people have gone to Vail, Colorado.  Why spend a vacation in Vail?  The skiing.  The glitz.  The glamour.  They have a film festival, for goodness sake.  Why not spend a vacation here?

After awhile, though, all that activity gets a little bit tiresome.  One of the great things about vacation is doing stuff you don’t ordinarily get a chance to do at home; for most people, that might include first-class shopping or world-famous skiing.  But no matter who stays here, whether style maven or adrenaline junkie, there comes a time to just relax.  In other words, do that other thing you don’t get to do at home very much:  stop, take a breath, and enjoy life.

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Romantic Getaways

Find romance in the serene and beautiful landscape of Colorado. Booking a romantic vacation in Colorado is one of the best ways to rekindle romance in you and your sweetheart’s life. You’ll enjoy fine dining and shopping options, unique recreational opportunities, relaxing spas and natural hot springs, top-notch accommodations and world-class attractions. Surrounded by the beauty of Colorado, it will be hard not to fall in love all over again.

14. Romantic Getaways

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