As travelers have the luxury of more choice than ever before when planning their next trip, getting it right as a ‘host’ can be the difference between checking in or checking out other properties. In fact, research from Booking.com conducted with over 21,500 global travelers found that almost two-thirds (63%) believe their stay has been improved by the person managing their accommodation going above and beyond.

From a helpful B&B manager equipped with local tips for their guests, to an apartment owner who takes pride in every little detail of their guest’s stay or a villa manager who shares home cooked meals with those staying at their property, the most unique stay experiences are often reflected in the special personalities of their hosts - whether that’s revealed in person or simply in the choices they make for their property.