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How agencies scope out housing for travelers

April 10, 2019

After accepting a traveling healthcare assignment, travelers typically have the option to let their agency assist in finding temporary housing for them. So, how do agencies find quality housing for their travelers? Here is a list of housing sites and options allowing agencies to find homes for travelers to stay temporarily:

Hotels

Hotels usually offer special rates for facilities with contracted employees, or even offer a deal on extended staying guests. Hotels make for a convenient option as there are typically a variety of locations you can select from when narrowing down options. Unfortunately, hotels can become limited when looking at rural areas, sometimes travelers might need to commute from nearby towns that have the space to accommodate them.

AirBNB / VRBO

AirBNB and VRBO are both up-and-coming ways of travel. These are sites that allow homeowners to rent their entire homes, rooms or shared spaces for adventurous travelers looking for a unique place to stay for a weekend or extended amount of time away from home. The main difference between the two sites is that VRBO focuses more on renting out entire homes and apartments and AirBNB has more variety regarding room-renting options. There are a lot of fun housing opportunities that can be found across both sites adding to the traveling experience of our healthcare professionals.

Craigslist

Craigslist is an option that allows agencies to search for specific housing types, widening the selection of available spaces for travelers to stay. When searching for homes or apartments on Craigslist, there is a chance you can also find them fully furnished which is most convenient for travelers bringing minimal items on their adventure. If the apartment or home is unfurnished, there are local companies that can bring in basic furnishings that would be necessary for the travelers stay.

Zillow / Apartment Finder

Zillow and Apartment finder are websites that give updates on available housing for rent. This is a great way to search specific locations and find properties that will be available during the times travelers need a place to stay. If a home or apartment is available for rent, agencies will reach out to the property manager and request information on temporary stay rates on behalf of the traveler we are arranging accommodations for.

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Titan Medical Group has a team of dedicated travel specialists that will help you every step of the way when planning housing for your next travel assignment. If you or someone you know is interested in traveling healthcare, give Titan a call today at 866.332.9600.

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