If there’s anything that people miss during quarantine besides socializing is traveling. We all miss the freedom of roaming the world and unfortunately, with the new coronavirus outbreak, many travel plans have been postponed and for good reason. While you should follow social distancing protocols and protect yourself from getting sick, there are alternative options for safe accommodations during the pandemic. Here are reasons why you should stay at short-term vacation rentals.
Avoid Crowds, Avoid Getting Sick
When you stay at hotels, you run a higher risk of coming into contact with people who are sick or unaware that they are carriers of an illness. By staying at vacation rentals listed on platforms like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, you lower your chances of staying in the same place as someone who has been affected by the novel coronavirus or other diseases. Especially if you stay in an entirely private place, you get the comfort of your own space and you help flatten the curve. Obviously, stay home but if you have to leave, avoid close contact by booking a private vacation rental and stay.
Clean. Sanitize. Safe.
Oftentimes, when people think of luxury hospitality they think of hotels. Those people are usually right, the hotel experience is glamorous. However, what people often neglect to notice is just how clean their alleged deluxe stay is. With private vacation rentals like Airbnb, you can trust that the entire property you stay in has been thoroughly cleaned. The focus on cleanliness and sanitation, especially with the current climate, is higher than commercial hotels as short-term rental cleaners are free of the burden of having to clean entire floors of rooms. Guests can have their peace-of-mind and health, knowing that hosts of spaces at Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway are putting in extra time and effort for a clean, sanitary and safe environment.
Be careful and be safe. If you can avoid traveling, do. Make informed choices and practice social distancing. But if you have to leave your home, try to do it for essential reasons. We may be a part, but we’re all in this together. Continue to keep up with the World Health Organization and The CDC for updates on the situation and how to best protect yourself and others from the virus. Happy and safe travels!