Overview of the Accommodation Sector
Accommodation businesses provide a temporary residence or lodging where holidaymakers, travellers and tenants can stay overnight or for weeks, months depending on their wants. For example, many hotels offer special packages for their business patrons in the hope that they will return time and time again. Incentives, such as free use of conference rooms and WiFi is an attractive option as are rooms designed exclusively for business clients. They tend to have a more managerial feel about them and are equipped with desk, multiple sockets nearby and suitable lighting
Whereas, businesses offering business accommodation tend to have a choice of apartments for long-term rental and usage by corporate clients. Similarly, corporate lodging provides accommodation for business people who have to work away from home for long periods. It allows them to feel more settled in their surroundings rather than living ‘out off a suitcase’ in a hotel. The lodge or dwelling will be fully equipped and offers a simple solution to a traveller working away in a different city. One of the key benefits of corporate lodging is that it is considerably cheaper than if the company paying for a hotel room or suite.
For anyone wishing to see different sights, visit new places but intending to stop en-route each night, then they might wish to consider Inn accommodation. Depending on location, area and amenities, property and accommodation prices vary. Most if not all, are licensed to sell spirits and will have a bar, as well as a restaurant or eating facilities. Guests can choose from a choice of rooms including single rooms, twin bedded rooms, double, king-size and whether to opt for an ensuite.
Lodge accommodation offers a more traditional style of dwelling for the traveller. They also tend to be more rural and off the beaten track. This provides an ideal choice for someone wishing to get away and be at one with nature. Although some are brick built (usually those that form part of an estate) most are constructed from timber and are cabin-shaped. They come fully-equipped and are a popular choice in today’s UK and Global market.
Specialist accommodation companies are springing up all over the place offering ‘rustic log cabins and hunting lodge’ accommodation. For most people, the idea of getting away from the stress of everyday life and opting out of the rat race for a week or two is a highly attractive proposition, and for those who truly wish to get away from civilisation, then there are companies who deal primarily with this and offer retreat facilities. This could be anything from sleeping in a Yurt in the middle of Somerset, to spending spiritual time upon a hillside with a group of Buddhist monks to staying in an exclusive spa resort offering Yoga and Reiki Healing.
There are many options and both local, national and globally. Basically, whatever you can think to do or choose to stay, the choice is out there. So it’s a good idea to look up retreats online using a business directory. Most will show instantly what is available and provide detailed accommodation information, reviews as well as link you to various companies offering these services.
Thinking of travelling abroad but unsure of whether to stay in a hotel, guest house? Or maybe you’re planning to go self-catering and are looking for a villa. Again, a business directory listing can put you touch with the right people. It can instantly show you the key elements and help you broaden your search so that you get the holiday you want at a price you’re happy to pay.
Likewise, villa accommodation is a popular choice, particularly with families, who find it more private and also they have the option of cooking their own meals, thus making their holiday less expensive than dining out or paying for hotel food that their children might not eat. Villas differ greatly in cost and size, and you need to decide whether you want one with its own pool or are happy to share a communal one with other guests. Villas usually come equipped with their own bedding and towels. They are fully-equipped and often have a choice of bedrooms and bathrooms set on different floors, some have an en-suite and some lead directly onto a balcony or sun terrace.
Globally, the ‘luxury villa’ market has grown extensively with their average daily rate up by over 20% in the last five years and places such as Bali have been enjoying an influx of tourists which seems to show no signs of slowing down.