Cost-conscious business travellers are opting to stay in hosted accommodation, specialist accommodation provider Homestay.com claims.
Booking statistics reveal a growing demand from corporate travellers booking homestays for work-related trips, including a year-on-year increase for females on business trips.
London and Dublin are the most popular business destinations in the world, beating Auckland, Perth and New York in the Homestay business destination top ten.
All of the ten top business travel destinations have seen a rise in bookings in the past year. Business travel is the third most popular reason for travel, after taking a holiday and education, according to the company.
The location of the accommodation is the most important factor in choosing a homestay, followed by friendly communication with the homestay hosts and value for money.
The average length of homestays by business travellers is 10.5 days. Longer business trips of this type tend also to be booked earlier than shorter trips, allowing hosts to prepare for their guests’ arrival and deal with any special requests.
Homestay.com is encouraging guests to use its video chat facility where they can see their hosts and talk about their upcoming visit.