One of the leading groups in the travel industry, Cheapflights.co.uk, recently revealed that a large amount of British travellers considered Wi-Fi to be the most important aspect of choosing a hotel.
Let’s look at the stats
The survey – which was conducted on nearly a thousand British inhabitants – indicates that 56 percent of vacationers think of Wi-Fi as a priority when deciding on a place to stay on their holiday. Additionally, 53 percent looked for locations where breakfast would be included in the cost, 41 percent wanted a hotel with a swimming pool, 33 percent required a decent restaurant on site, and 32 percent hoped for a quality view from the room.
Other amenities seemed to be less crucial to those who took part in the survey. 25 percent preferred to stay somewhere that had lenient check-ins and check-outs, 16 percent looked for a shuttle service that would be free of charge, 14 percent needed an elevator, 13 percent wanted a spa on the premises, and only 8 percent searched for hotels that offered Netflix or a similar kind of streaming service.
Data from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 2019 Global Passenger Survey indicates the growing expectation from travellers to have the comforts of the technology they’re used to when embarking on their vacations. Approximately 53 percent of the passengers who participated in the survey felt that Wi-Fi was more of necessity than a luxury to have during a flight.
Lasse Skole Hansen, a spokesperson for Cheapflights, said, “With the availability of Wi-Fi connectivity continuing to have a direct impact on the overall travel experience, adopting the fastest technology in hotels and also in the air, continues to be an effective way of attracting more guests and flyers. We all now want to keep up with what’s going on back home with friends, family, and sometimes work, as well as share our own travel updates, so Wi-Fi is a must-have on our hols”.