In today’s world to choose a place to stay no longer depends on a single variable but many factors. Certainly, hotels remain one of the main categories but the offer has changed and the demand has grown exponentially. In 2015, in fact, on the very famous Booking website, there were about 600 thousand accommodations. At the end of 2019, the same site aims to reach the record number of almost 3 million accommodation facilities. Private individuals with their second homes or private rooms have contributed to this exponential growth. The same goes for Airbnb, Homeaway, Tripadvisor and many other sites operating in the same segment.
The market is certainly on the traveler side. However, you have to know how to choose because of the huge offer that could still cause some unpleasant surprises. For the choice, a lot depends on the type of travelers that may request different types of accommodation. Hotels and bed and breakfast are always alive in the tourist market and have even increased their accommodation capacity. At the same time, the number of travelers is growing at a dizzying pace. As a consequence, within this category of new travelers, a completely new demand for housing has been created to which private citizens have answered by offering their properties as tourist accommodation.
There is no precise rule for booking accommodation for a trip. Indeed probably the perfect trip could take some nights in a classic hotel, others in one of the innovative accommodations, other nights in an apartment or an independent house, or more options. It is, in fact, your itinerary, your time and your budget that dictate the best type of accommodation for each stage of your travel.