Overnight stays in hotels on the rise

Booking a one-night stay in a hotel appears to be increasingly common as recharging batteries in a hotel is a more appealing prospect than a late-night commute home.

Research from Travelodge, cited by travelmole.com, found that 37 per cent of workers are taking ‘nightcations’, a single night out of town in order to not miss too much work.

Furthermore, if a meeting booked at a conference venue in London runs on too long, for example, workers can book a one-night stay at a nearby hotel instead of commuting home in the dark. This way, the meeting can resume quickly in the morning.

In addition, these ‘nightcations’ can also be used as stress relievers. London and Liverpool residents have been cited as the most overworked employees, with an average of 11 extra unpaid hours worked every week slipping under their employer’s radar.

On the other side of the spectrum, Wales, Manchester and Belfast were the lowest with just over seven hours each week.

Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed commented on the trend to femalefirst.co.uk: “This year we have experienced a significant rise in just Saturday night bookings compared to previous years,

“To obtain a better understanding of the rational behind this trend we commissioned research to investigate how the economic crisis is affecting the psychologies of British holidaymakers,” she added.