2016 Trends: Airbnb spurring flexible check-in and check-out

White Papers 14 Mar 2016

In response to Airbnb, travellers can now expect to find more hotels offering flexibility with their check-in and check-out times.

Many hotels are already providing late check-outs at no extra cost, while others are adopting the concept of 24-hour blocks in which travellers are welcome to stay for a full 24 hours from the time they check in, even if it’s late in the day.

This will benefit travellers who arrive in a city early and have time for a shower/freshen up before their first meeting, or want to unwind in their hotel room after a busy work day.

In addition to flexible hours of stay, the world’s more innovative hotels will ensure they consistently provide quality alternatives to Airbnb, including easily accessible properties in key areas and desirable amenities such as mobile/digital check in and reliable and fast Wi-Fi.