Uncovers That When It Comes to Hosting, It’s All About Striking the Perfect Balance

TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global travel leader has revealed the driving factors behind Canadian travellers’ appetite to stay in different types of unique accommodations, and the fine balance an accommodation host, manager or owner must strike to get that personal touch just right for guests.

As travellers have the luxury of more choices than ever before, getting it right as a ‘host’ can be the difference between checking in or checking out other properties. In fact, recent research from found that 65% of Canadian travellers believe their stay has been improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond, and 51% have opted to stay in an accommodation again primarily because of the host.

Key findings include:

  • 69% of travelers plan to stay in accommodation that allows them to interact with a property owner or manager in 2019
  • 66% of travelers reveal that the most important aspect is to feel ‘at home’
  • 62% of travelers reveal that the main perk of people powered accommodation is the ability to take advantage of ‘insider’ knowledge
  • 45% of travelers are looking to this insider know-how for tips to help save money and avoid the tourist pitfalls

For the full release and research methodology around Canadian hosts and travellers striking an accommodation match, visit


Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), now employs 18,000+ employees in 200+ offices in 70 countries worldwide. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel and connects travelers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay. The website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer over 28 million total reported listings and cover more than 147,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories.



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