As Covid restrictions slowly start easing up in many countries, people find themselves travelling for business again. Whether it’s to meet clients, for conferences, or meetings, business trips are always taking place. It’s becoming more common for those travelling for work to stay in an Airbnb instead of in a hotel. Airbnb even has a separate search specifically for business travel.
So how do you make your rental space appropriate for people travelling for business? There are lots of things you can include in your space to create a comfortable work environment.
Of course, Wi-Fi is one of the most important things to include in your Airbnb. For those working from the rental space, they need to be able to connect with their colleagues online. Without a strong Wi-Fi connection, likely, they won’t be interested in your rental.
Steady, fast access across the whole property is important to keep a business customer satisfied. You can take a step above some hotels too by ensuring a constant free connection.
You want to ensure that your Airbnb is easy to get to, and is easy to travel to and from. If someone is travelling for work, they will likely have to go to business hotspots or conferences, so travelling should be easy.
Be sure to mention the distance to the closest town centres or popular areas near your rental so they can plan ahead.
For example, if you are based in London, include the closest bus stops and tube lines in your listings. If you are situated somewhere easy to travel to with direct access to other areas, people will be more likely to stay at your rental. People travelling for business want an easy and stress-free experience, so make sure you are trying to provide that.
Providing your guests with a specific area to work from will help them to feel more secure in your rental. If guests are travelling specifically for work purposes, they will only choose rentals that accommodate this.
Think about what you can include in your Airbnb to make it more suitable for someone who needs to work. This can include:
- A clear desk space
- An office chair
- A desk lamp or bright lighting
- Multiple plug sockets or extension cords
- Pens and paper
- Tea and coffee facilities
If you are travelling for work, you don’t want to end up working from the bed or sofa. By providing a clear space to work from, with all the necessary amenities, your guests will feel more comfortable and more productive.
If your guests have meetings or conferences, they won’t want to show up in a wrinkled suit that has been stuffed in a suitcase. Make sure you provide basic laundry facilities so they can look and feel their best.
Include some hangers inside the wardrobes, as well as an iron and ironing board. This will help to air out anything that has been stuck inside of a suitcase so it can look more presentable. Also, consider providing a washer and dryer. Those who are staying for extended periods will likely need to wash their clothes eventually, and this will prevent them from having to overpack.
Whilst your guests primarily need space to work, business travellers will also need areas for leisure, so they can relax after their hard work. There should be a work-life balance within the rental, including comforting areas like a lounge or outdoor seating.
You can even include complimentary drinks and snacks to make your guest feel more at home.
Consider leaving a list of entertainment and dining venues around your location that they can visit for their own pleasure. If a guest is working a lot, they won’t want to have to spend time searching for the best bars and restaurants themselves.
If you follow these simple tips, your Airbnb will become a haven for business travellers. Airbnb can often be more cost-effective than a hotel and can make your guests feel more at home, so make the most of this!
For more information about adapting your rental space to suit your guests, contact the team at Keey today.