You intend to travel much more frequently for work next year than you have in 2020, and you can’t wait to finally hit the open road and the open skies again. The question, though, is, how can you make the most of your travel experiences during the current global pandemic? One of the smartest moves you can make amid the pandemic is to book a corporate housing unit to stay in rather than booking a hotel, according to Brian Ferdinand, the managing partner of SoBeNY. Let’s take a look at a couple of the chief benefits of corporate housing for business travelers.
CAPITALIZE ON YOUR DESTINATION CITY’S LOCAL SCENE
In the recent article, business expert Brian Ferdinand explains that many business travelers look for enjoyable ways in which to spend their downtime locally after work each day. The problem with booking a hotel room for you next business trip is that hotel says generally are not conducive to such immersion in a local area. After all, hotel managers prefer for their guests to drink and eat on site, as this helps them to generate more revenue for themselves.
In contrast, corporate housing renters can easily access thrilling urban centers. This may encourage them to get out of their temporary homes and embrace their local scenes more easily.
Of course, amid the current pandemic, embracing the local scene might look different now than it did before the pandemic. For instance, rather than meeting with large groups of colleagues or clients at bars for hours on end, business travelers may have to go on solo walks or meet only a couple of individuals on outside patios for dinner. Still, having quick access to a thriving local scene thanks to corporate housing makes finding these types of alternative entertainment opportunities easier during the pandemic.
Another reason to choose corporate housing is that this type of housing is designed to make you feel at home. This is a feeling that is hard to duplicate in the hotel setting, where rooms are smaller and you find yourself constantly running into other hotel guests out in the hallways and lobby.
With a corporate housing unit, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out and store your belongings from home for weeks on end. In addition, you can enjoy having your own space, rather than having to regularly use potentially crowded areas, such as lobbies and elevators. This will not only make you feel comfortable but also reduce your chances of contracting the coronavirus during the pandemic—a major plus for today’s health-conscious business traveler.