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Villas of Distinction® Continues to Expand Domestic Footprint

The villa rental company adds new destinations and further
expands its portfolio in the U.S.


Wakefield, Mass. (August 3, 2023) – According to the article “The Ultimate Fact Guide to America’s Tourism Industry Including Outbound, Inbound, Domestic & Business Travel Figures”, 61 percent of Americans say they are only taking domestic trips within the U.S. in 2023 and most will drive to their destination.* With the continued increase in demand for travel within the U.S., Villas of Distinction® announces that it’s added new destinations to its portfolio.


“We are continuously monitoring travel trends and speaking with our travel advisors about what their clients and our guests are seeking in their next dream vacation,” said Steve Lassman, vice president of villa product and agency relations for Villas of Distinction. “We are not seeing the demand for domestic travel slow down, so we are continuing to increase our villa options in popular U.S. destinations to feed this desire.”


New destinations to the Villas of Distinction portfolio include Arizona, Oregon, and Washington State.

In Arizona, there are new villa options in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Arizona, “The Grand Canyon State”, is the perfect destination for visitors who want to take in beautiful desert landscapes and learn about its Native American and Old West heritage. From the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a geological masterpiece, to stunning red rock formations, nature’s artistry unfolds at every turn. Adventure seekers can revel in a host of outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, and stargazing in some of the darkest skies in the country. History enthusiasts can trace the footsteps of ancient civilizations at iconic sites like Montezuma Castle and explore the cultural richness of Native American tribes.


New villa options in Oregon are in cities including Boring, Damascus, Government Camp, Lincoln City, Monmouth and Warrenton. Oregon’s draw for visitors is its unspoiled coastlines, natural beauty, rushing rivers and snow-capped mountains — a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Embracing its artistic spirit, Oregon boasts vibrant cities, known for their unique blend of creativity, artisanal delights, and cutting-edge culinary experiences. History comes alive at landmarks like the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, offering insights into the pioneer spirit that shaped the state’s rich heritage.


In Washington State, new villas to the Villas of Distinction portfolio can be found in Bellingham and Blaine. This destination is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage, inviting travelers to embark on an adventure like no other. From the rugged peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the serene beauty of the Puget Sound, visitors can indulge in a diverse range of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, and kayaking. The bustling metropolis of Seattle offers a unique blend of technology, art, and cuisine, while charming towns and wineries in Eastern Washington captivate wine enthusiasts.


Villas of Distinction has also expanded its villa offerings in California locations including Del Mar, La Jolla, Napa Valley, San Diego and Yosemite as well as in Florida in Fernandina Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Beach and Punta Gorda.


For more information and to explore villas in these newly added destinations, visit or call 800-289-0900.


*The Ultimate Fact Guide to America’s Tourism Industry Including Outbound, Inbound, Domestic & Business Travel Figures. Sources: Tourism AnalyticsTravel agent central, 2StatistaAAATravelAgentCentralMMGY



About Villas of Distinction®

Villas of Distinction®, as part of World Travel Holdings, is an award-winning, full-service villa experience creator with a portfolio of thousands of privately-owned villas in more than 52 destinations worldwide including the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Central America, and beyond. Many villas feature excellent staff and state-of-the-art amenities – like private pools, home theaters, in-villa game rooms, and fitness centers. The luxury villa provider has gained its guests’ trust by ensuring every villa meets strict standards so that each home exceeds expectations. Since 1989, the Villas of Distinction team have made vacation planning effortless by pairing travelers find their perfect vacation home and curating one-of-a-kind getaways at the world’s top villas. Travel Advisors have named Villas of Distinction as the Gold winner for “Best Villa Rental Company Overall” in the annual Travvy Awards since