I'm trying to decide if I will go to the World Hostel Conference this December.
I graduated college in 2007 and have been in the hospitality industry ever since.
I started out working in food service at Walk Disney World, in Florida.
I worked at my first hostel for about a year starting last September. I enjoyed what I did and I was able to help the hostel immensely with their guest computers, website, social media, front desk computer and reservation processing. I left that position because I felt it was time to move on.
Now I'm back in my home state of Michigan doing computer work for people and trying to decide what my next move is. I'm a dual citizen of USA and Canada, so part of me says that I should try living in Canada for while :-) But that is off topic...
This hostel conference seems like a great opportunity, but it would also be a financial strain.
The cost of travel seems to be the most expensive part, and then the actual conference isn't cheap, but I'm all for learning new things and am trying to justify the cost to myself.
Has anyone attended a conference in the past. Was it worthwhile?