Experience Design for low-budget or small hostels!
Have a hostel.. big one, small one, familiy hostel? Discover a new way to get your guests to have a superior experience for little money, at your hostel- before and beyond their stay.
Experience concepts are not only meant for big companies, large hotels and events.
Also smaller and family run hostels, can benefit from an allround, well thought through concept, to get your guests to have a wonderful time, remember their stay and to tell fellow travellers about their experiences. Although within the leisure- and tourist industry, hostels participate in a world where common tourist geographies apply in a very different way.
Even with a small budget, it is wholely possible to make it work!
I am a skilled Experience Designer and creative concepter. I'd be glad to make your hostel even nicer, more experiential and a place to come back to!
Besides creating experience concepts, I can also design and organise tourist- and cultural activities.
Abbreviated outline of the service
- Quickscan of the hostel facilities
- Interviews with the hostel owner, manager and staff
- Guest-safari: Going on a trip as your guests' guest
- Embodiment of pubcrawls: feeling the tourists' body
- Domestic bliss as tourist-geography
- Changing characteristics of the backpacker
- Off-season trafic and seasonality
- Experiencemapping the custumers stay
- Defining and using rhythmic behaviour and patterns
- The hostel as a being-space or point of sale? Different functions
- Your guests as a group
- Social travel/accommodation and your hostel
- Using Couchsurfing as part of your service
- Couchsurfing as an itinarary: Filling in the gaps
Modelling hostel entertainment
The machinations and meaning of pubcrawls and stag nights
- Why do they do it?
- How to handle drunk people
- How to maintain authority over your group
- Why it is a good idea to dress them as ducks
- Offering an external photographer to accompany your group, reduces bad behaviour
Eventing en event-design for hostels & small hotels
- How to handle changing tourist-geographies?
- How to co-create your services with your guests;
- How important are your guests? The hugely important backpacker.
- Using seasonality in event-design
Pacing the tour, pacing the experience
An itinerary is about scenography and tension planning, not just about logistics;
Tour-operation training for guides!
Advanced and themed tourguiding
- Immersive guiding: Keep your distance?
- Being part of the group is only one of the guides many roles
- Several types of analysing tours. Annotating video and hypervideo, from different points of view.
Locative- and urban gaming
Seperate specialist programme.
Using open source tools
Curation and narration
The local factor
Locationmanagement and placemaking
- What makes a spot a tourist location?
- What is the genus loci and does it matter for you?
- The trinity of creation
Renk van Oyen
La Clappeye Acts
p/a Sint-Lucasstraat 16
5211 ZG, ‘s-Hertogenbosch