21 Jan The Changing Face of Travel in 2021
As we are aware, Covid has massively impacted the travel industry. However as things start to move forward, we’re finding that the future doesn’t look so bleak. In this post we’re exploring the changing face of travel in 2021.
Despite the understandable travel restrictions put in place throughout 2020, to contain the spread of the virus. We’re grateful to have been able to welcome travellers to our portfolio of properties throughout Edinburgh for a variety of reasons. Some were key workers looking to live away from family to keep them safe while they carried out essential work. Others where remote workers who were looking to base themselves in Edinburgh for an extended stay. Others were looking for a home during lockdown between house moves. As well as a range of overseas travellers who ended up stranded in Edinburgh due to their onward travel plans falling through. What we have noticed is that travel is changing dramatically. With travellers looking to book longer stays than ever before.
The Changing Face of Travel for Guests
What has caused this change? The way we’re working is very different these days and due to the success of home working for the vast majority of companies, this is unlikely to change. More and more workers are finding freedom and flexibility that they’ve never had before. Being able to choose their office. So long as there is Wifi and a desk space, they’re good to go.
So how will this impact travel trends in 2021? Well we anticipate that foreign travel will still be heavily restricted. Particularly when we’re quite a bit further ahead than other countries in rolling out the vaccine. So we’ll likely see a lot of domestic UK travel, with more and more guests opting for staycations in a new location. While we’re seeing a rise in extended stays of travellers opting to work from home, in a home away from home as oppose to a hotel stay. Having spent months on end in their own house during several lockdowns. What we’re hearing from guests who are travelling for work is that they jut want to mix things up a bit and work from a new and more inspiring location than their own home. Especially in locations with outdoor greenspace nearby for daily exercise. Which Edinburgh has in abundance.
We’re also welcoming more and more travellers with kids who are in the middle of home renovations. Looking to stay in a clean and relaxing environment while they carry out extensions or conversions to their own home. Transforming their home to accommodate this new way of living and working. So it’s been a pleasure to host these types of guests from around Edinburgh.
The Changing Face of Travel for Hosts
Not only is Covid seeing a massive change in the types of guests that we’re welcoming and their reasons for travelling. We’re also seeing more and more enquiries come through from hosts who are looking to take advantage of remote working. Exploring our services as a management company to look after their home while they’re working and travelling overseas.
We’ve recently taken on properties where hosts are now based in the United States, Canada and even Zambia. Using their home and short term rental income to fund living abroad while working remotely overseas. This is a travel trend we see rising over the coming months as lockdowns begin to lift throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Our management service offers a hands off approach for hosts looking to rent out their home on a short term basis.
Here at Air Property Management we offer full listing set up, with regular updates to maximise bookings. We optimise your calendar daily, communicate with guests and act as an emergency point of contact throughout a guests stay. Alongside this we provide professional cleaning services following government guidelines. And laundry collection and delivery to your property. While restocking supplies weekly to help your guests feel at home.
So as you can see there are so many ways that the face of travel as we know it is changing in 2021 and beyond. If you’re a property owner looking to explore overseas travel ambitions or the opportunity to travel remotely. While renting out your home to generate an extra income then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact form. We’re happy to discuss our services and how they could benefit your needs.
With the vast majority of Airbnb’s in Edinburgh being sold in 2020 or rented on a long term basis. We know that when travel is allowed again in the coming months, there will be a huge requirement for homely and welcoming city centre properties to accommodate the vast demands of travellers. Edinburgh is always a city that is high on a travellers bucket list. We don’t see this changing anytime soon.
We look forward to helping many more travellers and hosts through our management services in 2021.
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