MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) award-winning all-suite, extended-stay hotel brands, distributed 1,000 “suite travel” kits and tickets to the Thanksgiving Day Parade to travelers departing from or arriving to LaGuardia Airport on the day before Thanksgiving. The stress-relieving surprises are a result of a survey announced by the extended-stay hotel brands last month which revealed what turns travelers into a “Scrooge” during holiday travel and their stress-relieving response to make the season merry.
Each “suite travel” kit, given to those departing out of Terminal B, included the essential items that survey respondents claimed would make their trips more delightful – snacks, a voucher for free Wi-Fi and a wireless mobile battery charger. The kit also included ear buds, given that the number one response to counteracting stress while traveling was listening to music. Big surprises were also in store for those staying in the Big Apple for the holiday as travelers in LaGuardia’s baggage claim area participated in a competitive matching game in which five winners received tickets to the Thanksgiving Day Parade where Homewood Suites’ mascot Lewis the Duck and his family have their own float.
“Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton are focused on providing welcoming service, and we want to do our part to ensure Thanksgiving travelers arrive to their destination stress-free and ready to celebrate with family,” said Bill Duncan, global head of brand management, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton. “As revealed by our study, we want travelers to avoid their previous bad behavior and instead focus on the positive benefits of travel.”
Conducted by Wakefield Research*, survey results revealed that 44 percent of respondents lost their tempers, one-third have yelled at a stranger during past trips, and nearly one-quarter cancelled travel all together to avoid stress. However, the survey didn’t just focus on the moment when travel stress began, but also what could be done once the traveler reaches their destination. For instance, hotels such as Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton are ideal for families as they provide the top-rated amenities travelers claimed would make them feel most comfortable: reliable Wi-Fi, free breakfast and spacious rooms.
You can find more key survey findings and download the corresponding infographic at www.news.homewoodsuites.com or www.news.home2suites.com. Book your holiday travel and learn more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and Home2 Suites by Hilton at www.home2suites.com.
* Wakefield Research surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults who have traveled by plane at least once in the past year. The survey was conducted between September 17 and September 24, 2015, using an email invitation and online survey, with an overall margin of error of three percent.