Being busy with work all year round, parents would want to spend time on vacation with their kids in vacation rentals to truly have more time together in a rental facility that can provide a temporary home for the whole family. Bigger space, homey ambiance, and better utilities are the basic installations of rentals in a place of your vacation destination. The hotel and resort industry just cannot provide the same bigger and customized features of rental units for vacations involving the whole family.
Hotels and resorts are usually decorated with the generic and uniform furniture and furnishings that seem too indifferent to the family atmosphere of kin vacations. Too much elegance or too much put-together room decors are stifling for the kids who would probably run around the room and cause trouble. Families who opt to stay in hotel or resort rooms tend to pay additional fees for broken electronic equipment or pricey decorative vases unintentionally knocked down by the active kids.
Vacation rentals tend to have a better comely ambiance with the house setting too much alike a home. With a dining, kitchen, patio, bedrooms, and even an entertainment room can definitely feel more like a home than a four square room in the hotel who can only offer rooms and a limited lounging space. Any more than a standard room can costs too much and cannot be afforded by most families going on vacation.
Also, the limited space of hotel rooms can definitely create some personal space issues between the parents and the children. Parents would want to have intimate time as a couple and having kids within meters away from their room can spoil the romantic mood they can muster. The bigger rooms in vacation rental units can provide the privacy and distance each family member needs to enjoy their private moments during vacation. If you happen to have a teen tagging along your vacation, then the demand for much privacy is expected from your teenager as they value their own space more than anything at this time in their life.
Vacation rentals seem to solve all the family needs and at a lesser cost. Hotels and resorts tend to be costly because of their need for heavy promotions to earn considerable bookings and keep the business. Rentals on the other hand, require lesser promotions since they are generally understood as something less elegant than hotels but more functional like a home. With the online listings of rental units starting to be spread around the web, it is practically impossible not to find units for rental vacation in a place where tourists flourish. The local tourism of these travel destinations have also benefited greatly of vacation rentals preference of most family on vacation. They have higher earnings due to the volume of the bookings they get even if they cost lesser compared to the hotel or resort accommodation rates.
Families are starting to opt for functionality rather than the elegant and prestige hotels tend to offer. The real sense of a family vacation is having the comfort of knowing you stay together in a place that can nearly resemble your home. This can create a more relaxing atmosphere that can elicit better times of family bonding.
A short documentary on Batik cloth making in the country of Bali, Indonesia. It focuses on a small factory on the outskirts of Denpasar.
Shot on a Canon 650D