Domestic Villas a Hot Commodity for Consumers Returning to Travel

Villas of Distinction® adds more domestic options in response to the increased demand for villa rentals in the U.S. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic 

Wilmington, Mass. (September 22, 2020)Villas of Distinction®, the world’s premier luxury villa rental company as part of World Travel Holdings, is increasing its portfolio of domestic villas as a result of incredible demand. According to Ketchum Travel, a global communications consultancy, 80 percent of Americans say they are willing to pay more for privacy and distancing.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are seeing an increase in requests from consumers who want to travel and are looking for a private villa within the U.S.,” said Willie Fernandez, vice president for Villas of Distinction. “People who are not quite comfortable coming into contact with large groups of people will opt to take a staycation or a road trip, and stay in a private villa with family and friends who they know have been cautious.”

As a result, Villas of Distinction has added more than 140 villa properties in domestic destinations with more being added:

“We strongly advocate that consumers seek the counsel of a professional travel advisor, as they are knowledgeable and still the best resource for anyone looking to travel,” said Steve Lassman, vice president of product & agency relations for Villas of Distinction. “Also, there is no additional cost when booking a villa through our travel advisor partners.”

Many of Villas of Distinction’s properties have adopted the Villa Rental Management Association’s cleaning standard for COVID-19 and its “Peace of Mind” policy provides flexible travel policies. For more information, visit, or call 800-289-0900. 

About Villas of Distinction®
Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is an award-winning, full-service premier luxury villa experience creator with an extensive portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 50 luxurious destinations worldwide including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Central America, the United States and many private islands. Many villas feature private pools, butlers, maids and chefs. The luxury villa provider has gained its guests’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds expectations. Since 1989, Villas of Distinction’s team of experts have made vacation planning effortless by helping travelers find their perfect vacation home, and creating one-of-a-kind getaways and lasting memories at the world’s top villas.