MLT Vacations/Delta Vacations Expands Its Serviced Apartment Offerings
PHOTO: John Caldwell, president of MLT/Delta Vacations, says vacationers want more options. (Courtesy MLT)
No one can deny the growing popularity of home stays in today's travel market. Travelers seeking a more immersive experience enjoy the opportunity to live like locals while on vacation.
The rise of sites such as Airbnb and VRBO has been great for vacationers, especially large families, looking for something a little different to serve as their vacation ‘home away from home.”
But in a classic case of what’s good for the goose but not the gander, home and apartment rental sites have long left travel agents out of the mix.
No longer, thanks to MLT Vacations/Delta Vacations, which recently signed a global agreement with Serviced Apartments Worldwide Pte Ltd.
Now, MLT/Delta Vacations can offer centrally located, serviced apartments in Prague, Czech Republic; Birmingham, Bristol and London, England; Nice, France; Budapest, Hungary; Florence and Rome, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland; and Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, in addition to properties in Paris and the United States, including California, Florida, Hawaii and New York. In all, Delta Vacations offers more than 150 serviced vacation residence choices throughout the world.
“We understand that our vacationers are looking for new ways to experience Europe,” said John Caldwell, president of MLT/Delta Vacations. “Serviced vacation residences are an exciting option for couples, friends and multigenerational families wanting to connect with a city, its people and its culture.”
Travelers can select serviced apartments to suit their needs and tastes--from small, centrally located pied-a-terres to larger two-bedroom apartments ideal for families or a group of friends looking for a comfortable home base.
These serviced homes offer several advantages when compared to more traditional accommodations, the first of which being space. With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, in addition to a living room and dining room or eat-in kitchen, serviced apartments are ideal for groups or families, giving everyone some room to spread out not to mention letting mom and dad stay up long after the little ones are tucked in.
A well-equipped kitchen in each apartment is another bonus. Travelers can take advantage of the opportunity to save some money by either cooking for themselves or simply shopping at local markets and bringing in the fixings for a simple yet tasty meal, and if nothing else a fridge in which to store leftovers.
Unlike short-term apartment rentals or home-share offerings, Delta Vacations properties are self-catering and managed, maintained and cleaned by professional staff, meaning guests can have privacy but when they want housekeeping, it’s just a matter of a phone call to get fresh towels or sheets. And the option of on-site laundry can be huge for long-term stays or families with young children who tend to dirty clothes pretty quickly.
As one of the country's largest vacation providers, MLT/Delta Vacations is able to bring a wide range of vacation brands and choices to discerning travelers looking for the best in vacation options and at the best price.
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