With the rise of remote work and zoom meetings, business travel has taken a hit and might not come back anytime soon. As more businesses adopt a flexible work-from-home structure, it opens up new doors for leisure travel.
A more flexible world means we can travel to more places more often, and if we do travel, we can stay longer because we aren't tied to any offices. This is already causing a revolution in the way we travel!
This is a trend we've noticed on GAFFL. More and more users are embarking on longer trips and looking to find companions to share the costs of a long-term stay.
According to Brian Chesky, stays of more than a month were already Airbnb's fastest growing market in 2019, and the pandemic has accelerated that growth significantly.
Currently, 20% of their stays are for more than a month, and 50% are for more than a week; he expects this number to grow.