If you have not made short-term vacation rentals available to your business travelers, it may be time to do so. Incidentally this type of accommodation seems to have grown in popularity as a result of the pandemic for a number of reasons.
For starters, according to a Bloomberg report, people seeking to escape the confines of their homes went road-tripping to nearby vacation rentals in surprisingly strong numbers in 2020, with short-term rental sites like Booking.com, VRBO, and Airbnb all seeing a surge in their domestic bookings despite the travel slowdown. As business travelers hit the road again, some may prefer to stay in these home-like properties because of their experiences in 2020. They also may view them as a safer option, affording them more privacy and isolation than in a hotel stay.
Short-term rental accommodations are an excellent option for business travelers since they deliver on two key priorities employees consider when booking a business trip: price and experience.
Talk to your GBT representative about offering short-term rentals and alternative accommodations to your travelers. We offer this type of content through our partnerships with Expedia, Booking.com, WWStay, and others.