Making room: The industry will benefit from an increase in the number of domestic and international travelers

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Customers are expected to travel more frequently as the economy continues to improve
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents have outpaced domestic trips by US residents
  • The continued popularity of Airbnb is expected to increase industry competiton

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Bed and Breakfast and Hostel Accommodations industry has benefited over the five years to 2017 from the rebounding economy. Driven by an increase in travel rates and spending, which has positively impacted all travel industries, demand for bed and breakfast and hostel accommodation has risen steadily since 2012. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to increase albeit at a slightly slower rate than during the previous period. The internet has become the main platform for small accommodation providers to advertise, and those with a superior online presence are more likely to succeed over the next five years. The industry is likely to benefit from increased internet penetration rates over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Bed and Breakfast and Hostel Accommodations industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. The industry is relatively new, having grown significantly in the 1980s and 1990s and is still evolving to meet the varying and growing needs of various segments of the domestic and international tourism market. The industry developed its own niche in the accommodations sector serving travelers seeking an affordable and more personalized alternative to traditional hotels. However, over the past five years the industry has been significantly challenged by the rise of websites such as Airbnb that match hosts with travelers and act outside of the formal accommodation industry. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Must have license
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    Industry Products

    What is the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that are primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging. Excluded from this industry are except hotels, motels and casino hotels.

    Industry Products
    Bed & Breakfast
    Other (including hostels)
    Industry Activities
    Operating bed and breakfast inns
    Cabins, housekeeping
    Cottages, housekeeping
    Operating guest houses
    Operating hostels
    Operating tourist homes
    Operating youth hostels

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents

  • Current Performance
  • Technology helps and hinders
  • Traveler profiles
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trends promoting growth
  • Headwinds slow revenue growth
  • Players, people and profit
  • Table: Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Caterers
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Travel Agencies
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Other (including hostels)
  • Chart: Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic travel
  • International tourism
  • Traveler profiles

  • Major Markets
  • Vacation travelers
  • Family travelers
  • Business travelers
  • Other (including meetings)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bed & Breakfast & Hostel Accommodations Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic Trips (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Backpacker Hostel
  • A low-cost accommodation with shared facilities for guests.
  • Bed And Breakfast (B&B)
  • An establishment offering bed and breakfast services, usually on a small scale and within a unique environment.
  • Hostel
  • An establishment, including backpacker and youth hostels, with dorms and some single rooms.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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