Businesses sending staff on overseas trips will spend the largest part of their budget on flights, followed by accommodation.

This article describes serviced apartments as affordable and suitable alternatives to hotels, listing the benefits for both businesses and travellers as:

  • cost – usually offering more for less outlay, with nightly rates reducing on longer trips, also giving savings in terms of self-catering and in-room laundry;
  • space – often up to 30% bigger, with separate kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining and bathroom areas;
  • quality – quality you would expect from a top hotel, along with more space and more privacy. Also offering high standards of furniture and amenities, with entertainment options such as Smart TVs, DVD players, speakers, streaming services or gaming consoles.

Most also offer 24-hour reception or concierge, housekeeping services and some kind of restaurant, bar or cafe.

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