Great New Lodging Option for Business Travelers

by Nicole Quaste

Sep 27, 2017
Feature

Global and domestic political and social challenges contributed to an era of uncertainty for business travel, but things are settling down and looking up.

Following a decrease in business travel spending in 2016, spending was estimated to grow 1.7 percent in 2017, and it’s expected to rise more than 6 percent in 2018.

While hotel demand was relatively static over the past year, 2018 predictions show a steady increase, and with new accommodation options regularly coming onto the scene, the entire business travel landscape continues to evolve.

According to the Bureau of Transportation, Americans are making 405 million work-related trips per year. To cut costs on these trips, companies — large and small — are moving away from traditional accommodation options, like hotels, and are looking to rental companies like Airbnb, HomeAway and a relatively new company, RentalsCombined.

RentalsCombined is an online booking platform for managed rental accommodations, with more than 700,000 properties available at competitive prices. In addition to perks including instant booking confirmations, last-minute bookings and high-end spaces, the platform offers the peace of mind that comes with a managed property, as opposed to the uncertainties of peer-to-peer accommodations.

Named best online travel app in 2015 by Sabre, RentalsCombined’s properties allow for short- and long-term rentals, ideal for client meetings, team-building activities, relaxation and the accommodation of healthy, on-the-road lifestyles, including high-function kitchens and fitness centers.

For business-oriented travelers, properties are available for rent in major U.S. cities including New York, Miami and Chicago; and European destinations including Paris, London and Barcelona. Properties are also available for leisure seekers in popular vacation destinations including Florida, Hawai’i, Thailand, Portugal and Spain.

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