When calling the front desk is not an option

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When calling the front desk is not an option

When calling the front desk is not an option. (Lars Leetaru/The New York Times)

Without the help of a hotel staff, if a health emergency arises, you’ll be on your own.

Choosing an Airbnb over a brand-name hotel can save you a few bucks. It can also allow you to be in the thick of a neighbourhood while experiencing a more homey vacation. But an important trade-off of staying within the booming home-sharing industry is that you usually don’t have a front desk or concierge — and in the case of an emergency, you are probably on your own. That means extra planning might be needed to help reduce stress and let you best enjoy your time away, especially traveling overseas. Over the past few years, my wife and I have...



 


 

 

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