Survey Reveals Who Steals Hotel Slippers, Who Takes the Longest Trips, and More
A new Wyndham Hotel Group survey has found that when it comes to taking a vacation, travelers’ preferences and priorities differ globally.
The study found that after price and location, hotel quality is the most important factor for U.S. travelers when selecting a hotel, followed by good reviews and extras like complimentary Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Of least importance is the age of the hotel. By comparison, hotel quality is the most important factor for Chinese travelers.
When it comes to amenities, Americans said breakfast, followed by Wi-Fi, was the top desired amenity. Satellite television and a swimming pool were third and fourth. For Chinese travelers, Wi-Fi, followed by breakfast, were the two top priorities, followed by airport pickup and a concierge.
The study also found that complimentary extras like free breakfast are most important to those in Brazil, who place the importance of such offerings on equal footing with having a hotel in a good location, while U.K. travelers value such offerings the least.
Though there are many differences, nearly 60 percent of all travelers say they’ll travel with family and that relaxation is their primary objective. More than three fourths (76 percent) of all travelers identify spontaneity as a crucial ingredient when organizing a trip this summer.
The study surveyed just more than 5,600 adults in key cities throughout the U.S., Canada, China, Brazil, and the U.K.
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