Modern-day travel has been made much more efficient than in the past years by the evolution of travel. In 2021 and in recent years, Airbnb has revolutionised accommodation. It has made bookings easier, increased privacy with a home-like set-up, and offered a cheaper option.
This and other accommodation models have flourished in the Southern Alps, given the area’s popularity as a tourist destination. When choosing an accommodation model, you need to consider factors like the duration of your stay, the people you are travelling with and the amenities you require. For example, if you intend to work as you vacation, you will need an accommodation option with a stable internet connection.
Although hotels have dipped in popularity, they are still prevalent in the Southern Alps. This is because of their strategic locations in the tourist destinations and the amenities they offer. The best hotels within the Alps include the Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel, Minaret Lodge, Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Blanket Bay, Lake Tekapo Lodge, Millbrook Resort and Fiordland Lodge. These hotels offer facilities that are specific to the neighbouring tourist attractions. Lake Lodges, for instance, have sailing facilities while peak lodges are more inclined towards skiing.
Booking is pretty much the same for all types of accommodation. They offer solo, couple, group and family bookings. The model of online booking has been adopted in most accommodation facilities in New Zealand. As the hospitality industry recovers from the Coronavirus lockdowns, accommodation caterers are very specific about following the guidelines issued by health authorities.