Banyan Tree Group has introduced a new exclusive pass allowing guests to purchase stays in blocks of 10- or 20-nights, with savings of up to 40% for longer stays.
Billed as ‘Habitat’ and developed to address new traveller needs post-COVID, the pass was created to enable remote workers and digital nomads to work from anywhere, easily, and enjoy long-term stays across the Group’s multi-branded portfolio in more than 23 countries worldwide. That list includes 18 luxury properties under the Banyan Tree and Angsana brands in Thailand, Japan, Greece, the Mexican Riviera and China.
At the top-end of the scale, 10 nights are priced at US$5,000 (original average price, U$8,333) and 20 nights at US$10,000 (original average price US$16,666).
The pass caters to three distinct audiences: ‘wanderlusters’ seeking to discover new places; families yearning for a long overdue holiday; and digital nomads keen to experience the freedom of working and exploring the world simultaneously.
The concept of long-term stays is now more relevant than ever, as studies have shown that by 2025, an estimated 70% of the global workforce will be working remotely at least five days a month. Some countries are already implementing four-day work weeks, so as organisations shift to remote or hybrid working arrangements in favour of flexibility for employees, more people can now choose to work from anywhere in
the world, and even bring their families along.
With the gradual reopening of international borders, travellers who purchase the Habitat pass may find home in over 40 hotels and resorts across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mexico and Morocco.
One Pass, Multiple Doors
A Habitat pass consists of one or two ‘units’: one unit is equivalent to 10 nights’ stay, and two units is equivalent to 20 nights’ stay. Guests can select their preferred tier: be it Luxury, Premium, Comfort or Standard, from a portfolio of worldwide destinations, before purchasing one or two units per chosen tier.
Each purchase receives a unique Habitat passcode which travellers can use to redeem a stay of 10 nights in multiple properties in the same tier when booking through banyantree.com.
Passes are valid for 12 months and include multiple benefits such as dining and Spa & wellbeing credits of up to US$2,000 based on the number of units purchased, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and access to the
properties’ fitness centres.
With its simple and flexible system of long-term stay, Habitat allows travellers to live each day on their own terms, at their chosen space and time.
“With workplaces offering greater flexibility than ever before, people are eager to step out and rediscover the world,” says Michelle Ng, Head of Customer Insights, Banyan Tree Group. “We’ve designed Habitat to provide travellers the freedom to work and explore the world simultaneously. Our properties are natural sanctuaries, always safe and ideal for both work and play – to allow our guests to live their best lives and thrive.”
“Whatever their travel goals, there is a suitable Habitat for our guests to find their new home.”
Find out more about Habitat at banyantree.com/habitat.
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