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Hostelbookers rapporterer en 83% stigning i bookinger

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Efterhånden som pungesnorene bliver strammere, hotelpriserne kryber højere, og vandrerhjemmene bliver skikkelige, rapporterer Hostelbookers en stigning på 83% i bookinger i 2008.

Efterhånden som pungesnorene bliver strammere, hotelpriserne kryber højere, og vandrerhjemmene bliver skikkelige, rapporterer Hostelbookers en stigning på 83% i bookinger i 2008.

Rejsende i alle aldre er nu ved det faktum, at vandrerhjem giver fantastisk værdi for pengene. Ikke kun stiger antallet af bookinger, men også alderen på de mennesker, der booker boligen. For første gang rapporterer HostelBookers et lige antal bookinger fra 18 til 24-årige og 25 til 34-årige - 43% i hver kategori. Antallet af ældre rejsende er også stigende, hvor de over 35'ere leverer de resterende 14% af alle reservationer - første gang denne aldersgruppe nogensinde har tegnet sig for over 10%.

As the credit crunch continues to dominate the headlines it is not surprising that the new breed of hostel is appealing to a much wider audience and becoming a real alternative to budget hotels. David Smith, general manager, said, “The old image of the hostel is well and truly consigned to the past with today’s hostels more likely to have flock wallpaper, free WiFi, rainfall showers and a rooftop bar, than bedbugs and bad plumbing. Travelers of all ages are becoming more conscious of the money they are spending and our hostels and budget accommodation offer great value, without sacrificing comfort.”

Blandt HostelBookers '10,000 vandrerhjem på 2,500 destinationer over hele verden, er de afprøvede destinationer stadig øverst i afstemningerne for popularitet, hvor top ti i 2008 er Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Dublin, London, München, New York, Paris, Rom og Sydney.

However, along with the increase in the average age of its customers, HostelBookers has also seen a notable uplift in bookings of a number of less high-profile destinations. Standout destinations for 2008 include Damascus and Aleppo in Syria, while hostels in Essaouira (Morocco) and Pai in Thailand have seen more backpackers than ever before. And people are increasingly leaving the big tourist destinations of Central and Eastern Europe behind, too, with Piran in Slovenia, Croatia’s Zagreb and the stunning Plitvice Lakes national park all witnessing huge surges in popularity. When it comes to Croatia, though, Split is the real success story, and Split hostels have been bursting at the seams throughout the year. Way up in Siberia, meanwhile, Irkutsk has seen more bookings than St. Petersburg, as a result of travelers looking to explore the wonders of Lake Baikal.

Uafhængige anmeldelser og strenge kvalitetsbedømmelser betyder, at HostelBookers er det eneste websted i sin sektor, der nøje udvælger sine medlemmer og konstant gennemgår ydeevnen af ​​sine 10,000 budgetegenskaber for at udrydde den nedre ende.

HostelBookers er også det eneste store budget-websted, der ikke opkræver et reservationsgebyr. Ved at overføre omkostningerne væk fra den rejsende og kun opkræve en kommission på 10% til ejendommen, har den set sin markedsandel vokse eksponentielt i de seneste år.