What to Consider When Choosing a Hotel During the Holiday Season

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AAHOA announces a helpful list of considerations for travelers to use when selecting a hotel

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With the start of the holiday travelling season, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) today announced a helpful list of considerations for travelers to use when selecting a hotel.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, long-distance travelers who make overnight trips at Thanksgiving spend an average of just under three nights away. The average stay increases to four nights for the Christmas and New Year holiday.

Many travelers choose to stay in a hotel during their travels. The hospitality industry offers a number of options for selecting a hotel, including; amenities, star ratings, room types and loyalty program rewards. However, it is also important to consider a number questions when deciding which hotel will be home away from home:

  • Neighborhood safety
  • How close is the hotel to public transportation?
  • Does the hotel offer free Wi-Fi?
  • Does your rate include breakfast?
  • Is there a hotel room cancellation policy?
  • Does the hotel offer smoking/non-smoking rooms?
  • Are there facilities for the physically challenged?
  • How far is the hotel from where you will be spending most of your time?

“This is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a hotel stay,” said AAHOA Chairman Pratik Patel. “A variety of hotels are offering attractive packages specifically designed for the holiday traveler and you can easily select a property that fits you, or your family’s specific needs.”

The American holiday season kicks off Monday, Nov. 24 and traditionally ends the Monday following New Year’s Day.

Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with more than 13,500 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties, amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States, and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.4 billion in payroll annually.

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