May 21, 2022

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Panama City Beach vacation rentals dip; some call it ‘beach fatigue’

PANAMA Town BEACH — With vacation rental reservations down from 2021 in Panama Town Seaside, Mitch Warren, operator of Warren Beach front Rentals & Assets Administration, said it appears to be like travelers could have “beach exhaustion.”

As of Thursday, Warren explained that of his 160 short-term rental properties, the the greater part of which are in Panama City Beach, only about 75% ended up booked for the future peak season, a time he described as spanning from the past week in Could until eventually the initially 7 days in August. 

For comparison, his attributes were being 100% booked for the time by the identical time past yr. 

Some Bay County officials believe there is a dip in the local vacation rental market because people might have "beach fatigue."

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The dip, nonetheless, is something Warren mentioned he “absolutely envisioned.” Lifetime has shifted back again to normal in virtually each individual condition, giving individuals extra travel options and allowing for for a range of unique functions other than heading to the beach. 

“There is possibly some level of beach exhaustion from people today who have not gotten to go to (such matters as) a baseball activity or a live performance for two decades,” Warren said. “They may well want to spend their journey income and go someplace else for a time.

“In the earlier two a long time, (Florida was just about) the only spot persons could go,” he included. “There is certainly (now) other leisure selections competing for the very same selection of vacationers.”