We’ve been internally and externally discussing the rise of the demanding Independent Chinese traveller, the increase of the Millennial business traveller, how they reshape the travel industry and what millennials want and look for when they travel. So, we’ve started to gather more data around it and will share more of our insights in the coming months – you can also check out Chinese Travel Trends 2017.
Most trend reports focus on flights, accommodation and the need for WiFi. We’ve dug a little deeper. And gone beyond the wants from your accommodation. A clean Airbnb, a hotel with an easy check in process, express check out, no check in, no check out, and well, preferably, to have little conversation if any at all with the front desk or your Airbnb host. Platforms like Conichi have nailed that when it comes to hotels.
We asked some of our most frequent members who fit the title of Millennial Business Traveller from Shanghai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh and Melbourne two very simple questions:
1) What do you want as a traveller at your destination?
2) What are your needs when travelling for business? (*excluding hotels and flights).
5 common themes stood out. Here they are.