GO group survey finds air travelers book rental accommodations based on price

Ground transportation provider GO Group LLC has released results of a survey that found 34% of air travelers choose to book short-term rental accommodations with services such as HomeAway, VRBO and AirBnB based on lower pricing compared to hotel/motel rooms, the company said.

The survey of 343 travelers found that 31% have used short-term rentals at least once, and of those travelers, 16% did so because the accommodations were more spacious, and 15% thought the short-term rentals were generally more comfortable than traditional alternatives.

Only 3% said they chose a short-term rental because no hotel or motel rooms were available.

The survey results suggest that only a small portion of travelers stay at short-term rentals with considerable regularity, according to John McCarthy, president of The GO Group.

The GO Group LLC is the nation´s largest airport transportation provider, offering shared rides, private vehicles, sedans, charters and tours, serving some 90 airports in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe and transporting more than 13 million passengers per year.