Alternative Accommodations Trend 2019

Ever dreamt of staying in a lodge to observe wildlife in its natural habitat? Or of spending a holiday in an idyllic country house to reconnect with nature? With research from Booking.com uncovering that almost one fourth of global travelers plan to stay in one of the aforementioned types of accommodation in 2019, you are not the only one.

Booking.com reveals what inspires travelers to look further than the familiar and leap into the unknown by selecting alternative places to stay for their next vacation.

Desire to be Different
Vacations are an opportunity to break up your normal routine, to try something new and, sometimes, even let it change your outlook. So, it is no surprise that over one third of global travelers plan to stay at least once in a unique accommodation like a castle or treehouse in 2019. Yet, travelers do not only want to feel inspired themselves, they also strive to impress their friends. That is why many travelers are turning to alternative accommodation types as a way of expressing their individuality, global travelers are expressing that they like statement accommodation that is unique so they can seem like a trendsetter.

Live Like a Local
Global travelers planning to book a stay in a villa or holiday home and an apartment in 2019, , these accommodation types can also offer an inspiring change of perspective. It allows travelers to explore the local surroundings of their destination and embrace a home away from home. It gives them the opportunity to find hidden gems only locals would know about and almost half of global travelers agree that staying in a home-type accommodation lets them see areas of a city or parts of a country that they wouldn’t have explored otherwise.

Budget Friendly
Aside from allowing travelers to explore destinations like locals, alternative types of accommodation can also offer the opportunity of more affordable travel. And with so much of the world waiting to be discovered, this is one major incentive that almost half of global travelers agree with, stating that staying in a home-type accommodation allows them to feel that they are getting the most value for their money.

Text and photo courtesy of Booking.com