Do you struggle to choose between Airbnb or serviced apartments when looking for accommodation for your construction team?
Airbnb has revolutionised the hospitality industry since coming into the market. Business travellers have access to a diverse range of properties across the UK. This is great for consumers as this increases the chances of finding suitable accommodation that matches their requirements.
Creating more options has its pros and cons, and one of the negatives is that it has opened the door for poorly managed accommodations to gain visibility and appear as a viable option for unsuspecting consumers.
If you frequently have teams away with work for extended periods, it is worth thinking about the advantages serviced accommodation have over Airbnb.
We have put together five points to help you make the correct choice when looking for serviced accommodation for your contractors and builders when travelling for work.
You will not always get what you want.
Sometimes pictures can be deceiving, and with Airbnb, you are dependent on the host’s description and images to understand what you are getting for your booking.
In some circumstances, you can also rely on the reviews of other guests, but this is subjective and does not give an objective view of the accommodation.
At Trade Stays, we work with work vetted serviced accommodation providers, and we have strict guidelines that all our partners adhere to so that you get the exact specification of property for your team and budget.
Customer support, from start to finish
Have you ever booked with Airbnb more than once?
If yes, you will know that the service you get will always depend on your host. You may receive excellent customer service with one booking and terrible service with another.
Staying in serviced accommodation with Trade Stays, you will have a dedicated account manager and a team who will guide you through the booking service each time. No matter the length of your booking, you will have continued support throughout your booking, so you will always be in the know.
There are beautiful homes on Airbnb, and if you are looking for a home away from home, then Airbnb should be the perfect place to search. But, have you thought about quality standards and control for your team?
There is no official standard for quality control with Airbnb, you can only have faith that the hosts have high standards for their property. At Trade stays, we review all of our partners and in-house properties to ensure high standards and safety regulations.
We understand that a home away from home experience is loved by our clients, ensuring your team stays safe and happy on-site while keeping a rein on your expenses.
Airbnb prices are usually set and non-negotiable, you are paying per night no matter what your circumstances may be. Here at Trade Stays, your booking is bespoke, and you only pay for what you need. For example, if you have three out of four people staying for three nights from your seven-night booking, we can adjust your costs accordingly. Our goal is to help our clients save costs on their accommodation.
Understanding guests needs
Airbnb has accommodation for different guests such as families, thrill-seekers, business travellers, plus much more. All their requirements will significantly differ, so it is essential as a provider to have accommodation that meets their diverse requirements to ensure their happiness.
Airbnb does not specialise in business travellers, specifically contractors, so it can take you a lot of time to find the perfect accommodation. Trade Stays will help you save time and money as we focus only on showing our clients properties that meet their requirements.
Overall, Airbnb has changed the travel industry for the better. Consumers now feel empowered as they can find accommodation that suits their budget and needs. However, we understand that contractors have specific requirements, so if you want to be sure you have quality, support, and great prices, then Trade Stays should be your first choice when it comes to serviced accommodation for contractors.