Alternative accommodation is any lodging other than traditional hotels, i.e.,
- vacation rentals,
- guest houses,
- glamping tents,
- trailers, etc.
The increasing popularity of such accommodation types is mainly due to pandemic restrictions, current trends for staycations and workations, and the travelers’ urge for new, unusual experiences.
The most popular alternative accommodation marketplaces are Airbnb, Vrbo (previously HomeAway), and Booking.com.