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June 5, 2018 By Jen Mathews

Take Advantage of Vacation Rentals for Your Next Business Trip

June 5, 2018

By Jen Mathews

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June 5, 2018

Take Advantage of Vacation Rentals for Your Next Business Trip

By Jen Mathews
Senior Public Relations Manager

Living out of a hotel room is no fun, especially if you’re on the road for a large part of the year. So, it’s no surprise that in recent years, the vacation rental industry has started targeting the business community.

For a similar price to a hotel, professionals can enjoy their next client meeting or sales conference from the comfort of a home away from home.

Airbnb is one of those rental companies. Wisely noting that U.S. business travel spending will likely increase 5.2 percent this year, the company decided to target companies with its marketing efforts. Not only does the site now have a section specifically geared toward booking work travel, but businesses can sign up to book travel through the site.

Not to be left behind, HomeAway now offers tips to property owners on attracting business travelers to their locations. If you like the idea of a bit more space and at home amenities here are a few tips to get you started!

The Benefits of Vacation Rentals

When you come back to a hotel room after a day of business meetings, you face four walls, a bed, and a TV. If you rent a home, on the other hand, you’ll have some of the comforts of home, often including a full kitchen and additional living space.

Most importantly, though, you’ll likely have much more privacy than at a hotel. No worrying about hallway noise, elevator dings or shared balconies. If you choose a place with a view, you can even enjoy a scenic drink on the back patio to unwind.

Finding the Right Home

The right home is everything when you’re considering vacation rentals for travel. This means ensuring well ahead of time that you’ll have functional Wi-Fi and reasonable proximity to your intended destinations.

Sometimes the best way to determine this information is to read reviews of those who have stayed there previously. If you have any doubts, though, reach out to the home owner and ask. Better safe than accidentally off the grid.

Consistency vs. Variety

One of the best things about vacation homes is that if you find one you like, you can make it your go-to place when you’re in that city. If you’re one of the many business travelers who regularly visit the same locations, this can give you a level of comfort you wouldn’t have otherwise. If you’re more adventurous, though, you may choose to try out a new house on each visit.

Go ahead. Try it out and live like a local by considering a vacation rental the next time you travel for business.