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The Booking Habits of Hostel Guests Around the Globe

04/20/2014| 1:18:40 AM| 中文

Much like hotels, hostels are reaching new customers and opening new channels for booking on third-party sites like Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. And giving up a percentage of their revenues in the process.

A new study from the STAY WYSE Association reports that 29 percent of hostel bookings now happen on third-party websites.

This is according to the responses of more than 2,200 Youth Travel Accommodation operators across 100 countries. Participating operators included hostels (60%), guesthouses (12%), and B&B’s (11%), among others.

The second most common form of booking will come as a surprise to many business and leisure travelers, but will be better understood by those that have backpacked themselves — 20 percent of bookings occur via email.

Read full story at: http://skift.com/2014/04/16/the-booking-habits-of-hostel-guests-around-the-globe/

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