Booking.com has introduced a new Work-Friendly badge on their website and mobile app, highlighting and increasing visibility of work-friendly alternative accommodations like homes and apartments for both business travellers and leisure travellers looking to work remotely. This will help provide travellers the required information to pick the right accommodation for their needs, wherever their travels take them.
To receive the work friendly badge, properties must meet high quality service requirements, including great reviews and a cleanliness score of 8 or higher, as well as key amenities such as free wi-fi, dedicated workspace and TV. Considering the ability to provide an invoice and duty of care elements, such as smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and more, are key to corporate travel, therefore properties with a Work-Friendly badge must also offer these services and amenities to customers.
Commenting on the work-friendly program, Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Booking.com, said, “As business travel continues to evolve , Booking.com is working to bring business and leisure travellers looking to work from the road the information they need to easily find the right home or apartment for their trip, wherever their travels take them. By introducing the Work-Friendly Program we want to help travellers identify what home properties meet their business requirements as well as help our accommodation partners maximise their occupancy by attracting new types of travellers. Looking ahead, we will continue to look for new ways to surface relevant and key information to travellers on our platform and in turn support our partners.”