In the past 12 months all of Homestay’s top 10 business travel destinations have seen a rise in bookings, it claims. Business travel is the third most popular reason for travel, after taking a holiday and education. For male and female business travellers the location of the accommodation is the most important factor in choosing a homestay, closely followed by friendly communication with the homestay hosts, with value for money the third factor in determining choice of homestay. Alan Clarke, CEO at, said: “The combination of comfort, value for money and the friendliness of staying with a host as compared to staying in a hotel, where you might not talk to anyone, are all contributing factors in choosing a homestay for a business trip. For solo travellers, there is also the added benefit of staying with a family and a host who can give local tips and advice.” Get the full story at Travel Daily UK