We’re talking vacation rentals. Families or groups can save on the per-night cost versus a hotel, generally speaking, and by preparing and eating meals in. Rentals may offer more privacy than a hotel room and may even allow Fido, which means you’ll save on the kennel bill.

And now there are other reasons to rent.

“With the current bad economy, we are seeing two types of deals: a percentage or off

“If an area is dependent on tourism . . . attractions begin offering discounts. Frequently, property managers have group discounts available.”