Some 37 per cent of travellers from around the world plan to shun hotels for more unconventional accommodation, such as apartments, in 2019.

The survey of thousands of travellers planning holidays for the coming year, found that more and more people are looking for a different experience to staying in a hotel. Interestingly, almost half of those questioned (49 per cent) said that that their main reason for wanting to shun hotels is to live more like a local.

Renting apartments and executive accommodation, as opposed to a hotel room, when visiting the UK, or anywhere else for that matter, can help travellers create a home from home. Increasingly, people want to be able to cook in their own kitchen and enjoy their holiday in a place in which they can feel truly at home.

Some 30 per cent of those questioned said they would book an apartment in 2019. Another 30 per cent said they would book a holiday home this year. Either way, it’s clear people are turning their backs on traditional hotels and looking for more authentic and comfortable accommodation.

Cost was another aspect cited by many of the respondents. said that 45 per cent indicated that booking ‘home-type accommodation’ offers better value for money than hotels and guesthouses, for example.