A New Direction? How Serviced Apartments Respond to the Needs of the Modern Business Traveller
As COVID19 restrictions ease, the Your Space team are thrilled to welcome back more business travellers to Cambridge. What’s more, we’ve been wondering how business travel might evolve in response to the covid outbreak. After exploring the priorities of business travellers, we believe serviced apartments are the future of the business sector. Especially if you’re responsible for making travel arrangements for colleagues and clients within your organisation. Our list of important concerns for business travellers will help you understand and meet their changing needs.
Why Privacy Is More Significant to Travellers
Studying the needs of the modern business traveller, it’s clear they will place high value on personal space and privacy. Although excited by the opportunity to make fresh food, many will hope to avoid crowds and busy communal areas. Self-catered accommodation options such as serviced apartments, offer an alternative to bustling restaurants and public corridors of hotels. Our research suggests serviced apartments are likely to become increasingly popular for business travellers. Moreover, they minimise the need to share spaces with strangers and give guests added security of having their own front door.
Why Hygiene Is More Important Than Ever
As business travel recommences following the pandemic. It is imperative that those leaving home for work are confident about the hygiene and safety of their surroundings, and many accommodation providers. Including Your Space, we are continuing to follow detailed hygiene procedures. A key finding from our research is that many modern business travellers prefer accommodation options which offer flexibility. In addition, this regards how services are provided. Staying in a serviced apartment means guests can tailor many aspects of their experience around their personal needs and concerns. Moreover, this includes how their apartment is cleaned and the delivery of linens. Therefore, serviced apartments empower the modern business traveller to feel secure in their surroundings.
For many, the pandemic represented a time to reflect on the importance of valuing our physical and mental health. Insightful businesses are now taking clear, significant steps to ensure the well-being of their colleagues. This prioritisation of employees’ well-being, along with a focus on environmental sustainability, means change for the future of business travel. It’s likely to involve more meaningful long-term stays, rather than short trips to events which could take place online. These longer visits will include time set aside for people to rest after long journeys, socialise with colleagues or explore a new city. Serviced apartments offer ample space and separate areas for work and relaxation. Therefore, being the ideal accommodation choice to help support long-term guests in maintaining a healthy work/life balance. A serviced apartment’s home-from-home atmosphere will allow the modern business traveller to truly settle into their living space.
We believe the personal privacy, choice and flexibility serviced apartments offer makes them incredibly well-suited to serving. And indeed, exceeding the developing requirements of the modern business traveller.
By providing outstanding serviced apartments in Cambridge, Your Space is proud to have a role in building the bright future of business travel. We are passionate about helping travellers feel confident and secure working away from home as part of Cambridge’s dynamic business community. The business sector is a key and thriving sector in our city. It continues to foster collaboration, connection and success for organisations from around the globe. To read more about the overall impact has had on the business sector, click here to read more.