Here I am sharing a Good News for Roadies, Day trippers and business & transit travelers! Now you do not have to worry about 24 hours check-in-check-out cycle, you can book hotel for few hours. Actually, these kind of travelers often face problem with 24 hours check-in-check-out cycle because their mode of stay is usually very short. But till date they used to pay the full amount even if they stay for few hours. Thinking about these kinds of travelers the concept of Micro-stay has emerged!
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What is Micro-Stay"
Micro-stay is a concept where the travelers are allow to book hotel rooms for few hours and pay for those hours instead of traditional 24-hours check-in-check-out cycle.
Advantages of Micro-stay
Following are the advantages of Micro-stay:
Travelers have to pay lessAvailability of rooms will increaseBoost revenues for hoteilersMore travelers will go for day trips
How did Micro-stay concept evolve"
The term for such bookings is micro-stays, and the concept first became popular in Europe during the economic downturn of 2008, after which it spread to the US and then parts of south-east Asia.
How Chaturmusafir Started"
Two years ago, ad executive Preeti Jain and her husband Manish, a businessman, were travelling from Coimbatore to Jodhpur by flight and then train, with a nine-hour gap in between.?We needed a room for, say, six hours. Just to wash up and relax. But we still ended up paying the full day?s tariff,? says Preeti, 35 Co-Founder . ?We decided to do something about that, and that?s how Chatur Musafir [Smart Traveller] came into being.? Their website now allows guests to book hotel rooms in packs of 3, 6 and 12 hours. In 19 months, it has seen 14,000 micro-stay bookings at 2-, 3- and 4-star hotels across 15 cities, including metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, smaller cities like Jaipur, Kochi and Amritsar and pilgrim towns like Shirdi & Katra.Mumbai-based businessman Manoj Meh...