October 16, 2020

Business Travel Trends & It's Effect On Alternative Accommodations

Oct 2
As an experienced alternative accommodations business; we pride ourselves in providing comfortable, upscale, furnished apartments for guests from all around the world. Catering to travelers booking both short term (1+ nights) and long term (14 days+) stays, we understand what it takes to provide a reliable service applicable to both business and leisure travelers. It also means we value the diverse types of services and apartments our guests want and/or need.

It’s because of this, that the rise in corporate travel trends and strategies are of utmost importance to us and why we make sure to keep our suites on par with market trends and needs. With business travel spend said to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020 , it’s important to keep business travelers at the forefront of our business. We’ve narrowed down our top three strategies to make the world of business travel run smoother at Dharma Home Suites. While the market keeps evolving, so are we.

Partnerships

We know how hard it is to find the perfect apartment for your travel needs. Personal preference, budget, and location make the process complex and exhausting as it is. However, add on the need to use company travel tools and/or limited travel policies; business travelers hit a huge speed bump when booking their accommodations.

That’s why at Dharma we are constantly partnering with other industry players and key relocation companies that have established ties with local businesses. Our partnerships ensure that we are constantly driven to find solutions for our guests regardless of their needs. Be it for a short conference trip or a relocation for key members of the business community, our ties with partners across the country make us more than just an alternative accommodations solutions; it makes us your new temporary home.

Guest Communication

We all know the importance of communication for our guests; from check-in to availability emails, there is always an infinite amount of information we can share with our guests that can help make their business trips run smooth. With bleisure travel trending and generational changes in the workforce, it is important to continuously search for innovative ways to give our guests all the information they might need.

At Dharma we’ve launched a series of new strategies for providing key location, building, and apartment information through our online portal guest central . (Updated website coming soon, stay tuned!) Here, we not only communicate key building amenities and our policies; we also share important community information, public transportation details, and emergency care. This portal not only makes our guest’s stay easier, but it also pushes Dharma to constantly find more information that might be beneficial to communicate to our guests.

Additionally Dharma has a specialized team of customer service representatives available 24/7 for emergencies and support, complemented by email, phones, and Whatsapp communication for our guests to be able to contact us, day or night.

Corporate Traveler Loyalty

It is because of this that we created our Corporate Discount Program, allowing our frequent business travelers to have a safe and reliable accommodation whenever they have the need. Our Corporate Discount Program is carefully managed by our business team and constantly updated to provide quality services to both the guest and their company needs.

Enrolling in our Corporate Discount Program means we know the type of apartment you need, and we will work tirelessly to provide quality suites for you and your team. Throughout the years this has helped us truly understand our community’s business travel needs and pushes our business team to regularly learn new ways to cater to our guest’s needs.

Final Thoughts:

By working hand in hand with relocation companies, constantly looking for new ways to communicate, rewarding our business travelers, and keeping up to date on different trends not only are we ensuring that we continue to update our services but also make our travelers stay go smoothly.