Hospitality Trends within the Extended Stay Travel Industry
Hospitalitynet.org recently published a report based on a new HotelPlanner.com survey (September 2016, which identified the latest industry trends in extended stay accommodations. The article, “America’s On the Move – 35% of Extended Stay Travel Due to Relocation”, and the HotelPlanner.com survey data reveal how changes in traveler behavior affect the extended stay industry.
According to HotelPlanner.com’s respondents, an extended stay typically lasts at least five nights, with “34 percent of North American travelers booked an extended stay lasting between 5 to 10 days, while 36 percent stayed between 30 to 180 days.” This means that there are many travelers who are not just looking for a vacation rental, but instead a “home away from home” for extended stay business travel or personal reasons. The survey breaks down the data to identify that 44% of extended stay by leisure travelers was a result of moving (35%), medical reasons (17%) and home remodeling (4%).
Higher guests expectations are creating a need for extended stay accommodation providers to offer innovation in service and amenities. These include full sized kitchens, spacious living spaces, Wifi, free and ample parking, laundry room amenities, grocery and restaurant services, and access to a pool and fitness center.
Moreover, extended stay guests expect to have an authentic and personalized experience in an extended stay property compared to a hotel.
Take a look at HotelPlanner.com’s website for extended stay information.
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