Traveling and hotels are a major part of the hospitality industry, and there are many occupations in this sector that provide opportunities to see the world. The most common jobs in this sector are available at inns, occasions and tourist attractions, but there are also many other career options – for example, some colleges offer courses that include a year spent studying or working abroad.
The popularity of services like Airbnb has led to an increase in shared accommodation for travelers, which may include having access to a private room in an occupied house or sharing a dorm with other guests. Alternatively, travelers can stay at bed and breakfasts, which are typically converted family homes with rooms for guests to rent.
A hotel is a building that provides accommodation for travelers, and they are usually found in centralized locations that are convenient for business or leisure travellers. The facilities offered by a hotel can vary, but they will typically include a reception area, guest rooms and a restaurant or bar.
Repeat travelers will often choose to book with hotels that have a consistent reputation for quality, and they may use the sorting filters on booking websites to find hotels of a particular brand or that meet certain criteria (price, size, location, etc.). Novice travelers may prefer to use the comparison tools on booking websites to help them decide between hotels and other types of accommodations. In general, hotel rates are higher than those of Airbnb properties.