Booking.com Uncovers That When It Comes to Hosting, It's All About Striking the Perfect Balance
TORONTO -- Global travel leader Booking.com has revealed the driving factors behind Canadian travellers' appetite to stay in different types of unique accommodations, and the fine balance an accommodation host, manager or owner must strike to get that personal touch just right for guests.
Key findings include:
- 69% of travelers plan to stay in accommodation that allows them to interact with a property owner or manager in 2019
- 66% of travelers reveal that the most important aspect is to feel 'at home'
- 62% of travelers reveal that the main perk of people powered accommodation is the ability to take advantage of 'insider' knowledge
- 45% of travelers are looking to this insider know-how for tips to help save money and avoid the tourist pitfalls
For the full release and research methodology around Canadian hosts and travellers striking an accommodation match, visit https://news.booking.com/en-ca/.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in over 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 28 million total reported listings, including more than 5.8 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay, and covers more than 148,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So, whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in over 43 languages, any time of the day or night.