Guests motives towards selecting homestay accommodation in Sikkim
Sanjiv Kumar Sharma, Dr. Praveen Rizal and Dr. Amit Kumar Singh
Sleeping in is not as easy as it used to be. Guests want glass facades, a view of the mountaintops, endless solo time and complete peace. A survey says that around 50% of Indian travelers prefer homestays over the hotel industry (Survey conducted in 2019 by Make My Trip). Accommodation is the most important component of the Hospitality industry, at present, guests are interested in taking accommodation in the homestay but not conventional accommodation.
A homestay is a popular form of the hospitality where guests share a residence with locales of the city or village for the authentic experience. It is one of the quickly developing and taken up as an important financial exercise for several communities in India. It is essential to recognize and consider the desires of the guests to return to the homestay, which will further advantage for several stakeholders in creating more business. This paper is an attempt to recognize the guest’s motives selecting homestay and to observe the paradigm shift COVID friendly homestay accommodation.