Broaden your travel horizons with a unique place to stay
Whether you’re hoping to leave the stress of work behind, spend quality time with your loved ones, or simply have something to look forward to; everyone can agree that travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But what happens when you start to get into a vacation rut and lack inspiration?
Recent research found that 47% of Thai travelers are looking for unique place to stay to rest their heads while on vacation. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has therefore delved in to its properties across 130,000 destinations to unearth inspiring stays to have vacation-goers stepping outside of their comfort zone and embracing the benefits of limitless travel, getting the most out of their every travel moment.
CityHub – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Switch up your next trip with a visit to CityHub, home to low-cost and futuristic sleeping pods in the heart of bustling Amsterdam. Appealing to almost a quarter (22%) of Thai travelers who would love to book a tech-savvy property for their next getaway. At CityHub, guests are given a wristband on arrival that allows them to unlock the pod door and control the mood-lighting, plus the mobile app lets travelers check-in and network with fellow guests or to access local travel insights from the CityHosts. Which is great news to the almost one-fifth (17%) of travelers who look for assistance while traveling to help empower them to try new experiences.
Agriturismo Le Gallozzole – Monteriggioni, Italy
Almost a quarter (23%) of travelers look for self-catered accommodation in the hope to taste and experience local flavors and 29% of Thai travelers hope to experience this by staying with a host or family. Escape to Agriturismo Le Gallozzole in the beautiful rolling hillsides of Tuscany for a rustic farmhouse stay. Set on a working farm producing olive oil and wine, the apartments offer spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside, a fully equipped, rustic farmhouse kitchen and a convenient location. Only a short drive from the medieval town of Monteriggioni, the perfect outing for browsing local ingredients from the farmers markets. Four out of ten Thai travelers (39%) highlight the availability of local cuisine as an important factor when selecting a holiday home, so eat until your heart’s content with a stay on this idyllic working farm.
Dreamcatcher Tipi Hotel – Gardiner, USA
Turn your travel dreams into a reality with a stay at the Dreamcatcher Tipi Hotel in Montana, USA for a truly magical stay under the stars. The luxury tepees are just five miles from the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and allow travelers to experience the simplistic beauty of the outdoors, appealing to almost half of Thai travelers who seek a holiday home that allows them to embrace the outdoors (45%). Whether its fly-fishing along the Yellowstone River, exploring the wildlife in the National Park or going for a dip in the Boiling River, an outdoor escape to Yellowstone shouldn’t end with an ordinary holiday home stay. Choose between 10 tepees, all featuring cozy heaters, fluffy bedding and mesmerizing mountain views.
Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation – Longreach, Australia
Almost a quarter (24%) of Thai travelers reveal that when deciding on a holiday home they would like to be away from the tourist hotspots and what could be further away from the well-trodden tourist path than a visit to the Australian outback? Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation has an outdoor pool, perfect for cooling down in the Aussie sunshine, free BBQ facilities and an on-site tour desk that can arrange a variety of local sightseeing tours and activities.
For a truly relaxing vacation, leave the worry of money behind by choosing an affordable accommodation stay. Almost half of Thai travelers (41%) agree that more affordable options for places to stay would help break down barriers and 29% think more easily available accommodation options would help remove travel obstacles. Xi'an Xiangzimen Youth Hostel in China is home to a traditional Chinese courtyard, offers both Oriental-style dormitory and private rooms and an ideal location, with only a short walk from Xi'an City Wall and Antique Street.
*Limitless Traveler - Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 20,500 respondents were surveyed (1,000+ from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, India, the USA, the UK, Russia, Indonesia and Colombia and 500+ each from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel.) Respondents completed an online survey in March 2018.