Free Wi-Fi Reigns but Wanes as Top Hotel Amenity

    Global travelers’ desire for free Wi-Fi is still the number one amenity when choosing a hotel for both leisure and business stays, but it is slowly declining, according to the latest research from Hotels.com. Complimentary Wi-Fi is the top factor in choosing a hotel for leisure stays (30 percent), as compared to 34 percent in 2013. In the U.S., 25 percent of leisure travelers selected Wi-Fi. Fifty percent of respondents said free Wi-Fi is their must-have when traveling for business, down from 56 percent two years ago. U.S. business travelers follow closely behind at 49 percent. Free breakfast is once again the second must-have amenity for leisure travelers (21 percent) and third for business travelers (12 percent), who ranked proximity to mass transit, restaurants, and shops ahead of a free meal. In contrast, free breakfast ranked second for both U.S. leisure (22 percent) and business travelers (14 percent). For additional survey results, click here.

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