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The Rise of Female Business Travelers and Why it Matters

While you may not take the time to think about the gender of those who rent corporate condos, it’s worth being aware that female business travelers make up a huge share of the market. Based on data by Skift Research, these individuals control up to 60% of the wealth in the United States and influence a huge 85% of purchasing decisions. The women of today are social, high-tech, connected, and make up more than half of all online sales. That’s why it’s important that your marketing campaigns appeal to them....

Corporate Housing

Do Business Travelers Primarily Use Corporate Housing?

We’re continuing our blog series to share key findings from the 2011 “By Owner” Corporate Housing Report, an annual survey sponsored by CHBO to better understand the “by owner” rental marketplace. The latest report was released in January 2012 based on 2011 trends. If you’re going to offer your property as a furnished, short-term rental (aka, a corporate rental), then you want to have good reason for doing so. One reason may be to serve the need of a target audience. In the 2011 “By Owner” Corporate Housing Annual Survey, we asked landlords what were some of the reasons...

Corporate Housing

Business Travelers Should Consider Renter’s Insurance

Recently, Corporate Housing By Owner partnered with Travel Guard and offered a webinar to provide landlords with information on renter’s insurance options for their tenants. As a business traveler, you may think insurance is just for the owners or landlords of corporate rentals (it’s not your flat screen television or expensive furniture). However, you may want to (re)consider the following: Renter’s insurance will cover your personal belongings in case of a fire, flood or any liability issues.  If the property you are renting experiences any damage from the outside elements, the owner’s insurance will cover expenses and repairs. But...

Corporate Housing

News Alert: Corporate Business Travelers: Beware of Possible New Airline Fees

As experts in corporate housing and business travel, we wanted to inform you of new possible travel fees headed your way. Airline Credit Card Fees Airlines may start charging passengers a “credit card surcharge” for purchasing airline tickets. Typically, when tickets are purchased through travel agencies, the airlines pick-up the credit card fees. Now in Europe, Lufthansa and its group carriers have started charging their passengers a surcharge of $4.56 per transaction to recoup some of those fees. Tickets for flights departing from airports in Germany, Belgium, Finland, the United Kingdom and Switzerland will be subject to the...

Corporate Housing

Five Things Every Business Travelers Should Look for in a Corporate Rental Stay

Independently owned corporate housing options, such as the listings you will find on Corporate Housing By Owner, are as unique as the people who own and manage them.  From the basic offerings to higher end finishes to a more diverse location, with managed corporate housing you’ll find a property that is tailored made for your needs. So, what should you look for when searching for a corporate rental?  That depends on what is important to you in your stay, but here are five elements you should evaluate a property for: –       Does the property offer the lease terms and...

Corporate Housing

Why Business Travelers Should Opt for Corporate Housing Over a Hotel

You’ve been in this scenario before. You’ve just been assigned an out-of-town project for work and will have to relocate for several weeks. You need to find extended lodging – preferably something different from a stark hotel – while you’re on assignment. Instead of checking into the cheapest hotel you can find, why not choose to stay in corporate housing instead? If you are a regular business traveler, it’s important to understand that you have multiple lodging options and you don’t always have to stay in a small, impersonal hotel room. There are two key benefits to staying in...

Corporate Housing

News Release: CorporateHousingbyOwner.com Teams with Vacation Planning Website, ParadiseHunter.com, to help business and leisure travelers find furnished rental properties

Corporate Housing By Owner (CHBO), a website that links individual property owners offering furnished, short term rental properties with those in need of furnished temporary housing, has teamed with ParadiseHunter.com, a comprehensive vacation planning website that offers a variety of resources to help vacationers and business travelers better plan their travel and accommodations. ParadiseHunter.com provides detailed information on leading destinations around the world through its website, television series and travel booking capabilities. Through this partnership, the company will now enable its customers, many who need of furnished, short-term housing, to directly access CorporateHousingbyOwner.com properties to help them find and book...

Corporate Housing

A Hollywood Furnished Rental is an Ideal Choice for Any Traveler

Tucked just minutes from the fantastic beach and boardwalk, and yet set within the trendy and appealing Downtown district, this Hollywood furnished rental provides a perfect setting. Whether in Hollywood for business or an extended holiday, this two-bedroom home is packed with style, charm, indoor and outdoor living spaces. Yet, it is but a short drive to the heart of town. Noted as one of the most appealing, but somehow lesser known, areas of eastern coastal Florida, Hollywood is comprised of more than 25 square miles of both coastal and inland areas. Home to the popular Hollywood Beach, with...

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Why Travelers Choose CHBO Over Hotels and Extended Stays

There are many reasons that travelers make extended stays in specific cities or regions. Though many might experience a “knee jerk reaction” of thinking about booking their stay in some sort of hotel or property designed for extended stays, many are reconsidering. Instead, the ever-increasing trend is toward booking stays in CBHO or corporate housing by owner properties. There are many reasons, and these include: Hotels and extended stays are typically far more expensive. Most extended stays are designed for convenience and for business travelers only, this can make them extremely cold, generic and very uncomfortable. For example, imagine...

Corporate Housing

Furnished homes and Apartments – Best Choice for Travelers 

According to our 2014 Annual Report, we discovered that the greatest number of independent corporate housing real estate rentals is one bedroom rentals which represent 41% of those surveyed, while around 29% said that their properties featured three or more bedrooms. In the full service corporate housing field, things were a bit different with 50% of the rentals being one-bedroom units. Those who are traveling alone find that small apartments and condominiums tend to be the best choice when it comes to their needs for furnished homes. Both the independent and the full service corporate housing sectors tend to have their  own niches that they fill. Independent services can cater to those who need to have  larger spaces, while full service corporate housing seems to have smaller units that are  ideal for those who are traveling alone.    Why Choose a Smaller Apartment? A one-bedroom, and in some cases a two-bedroom unit, is generally a perfect solution  for those who are traveling on their own for a number of different reasons. First, the  smaller units tend to have lower prices than larger units in the same area with  comparable features. Second, the solo traveler does not need to have as much space.  They aren’t traveling with other coworkers or family, so the extra space is unnecessary.   ...