Are some people more prone to getting rhinitis?

Yes. Allergic rhinitis is more likely to be found in people with a family history of allergy. If one parent is allergic, there is an approximately 30 % chance that the child has an allergic disease. When both parents have allergies, the chance that the child will have allergies increases to more than 60%'.
Yes. Allergic rhinitis ("allergies" or "hay fever") is more common in people who have a family history of allergic disease, and there are also environmental factors that are related to things like what are exposed to and when. For additional information, feel free to check out: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001816/.