Learn from industry leaders!
The Panel Discussion will happen December 17th @ 18:00 (GMT) .
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Our theme for the December Virtual Panel Discussion is: 'Industry Expectations: Standing Out, While Fitting In'
The panelists are hostel owners and managers from around the world.
This upcoming panel discussion will dive into the challenges of providing everything that is expected by a traveler, especially in the rising of standards, while maintaining individuality.
In case you are not awake at the time, it will be recorded and accessible for later viewing.
Possible questions for the panelists:
Standards and expectations for hostels have been steadily rising over the last several years.
-What are some examples you have noticed with your own hostel?
-What are some examples you have seen/heard about with other hostels or regions?
What are the top 3 expectations or standards your guests tend to have?
-Have these changed over the last few years?
-If your hostel is relatively new, are these different than what you expected from your previous travels or experience?
What challenges have you faced in meeting these expectations?
Do you find it hard to provide what your guests are looking for in a unique way?
-If so, is it due to direct competition of nearby hostels or something else?
Creativity plays a huge role in standing out amongst the competition.
-In which ways do you use creativity as part of your hostel?
-In which unexpected or uncommon ways do you add value for your guests?
We all draw inspiration from others and our surroundings
-What are examples of inspiration you had from other hostels while traveling?
-What are examples of inspiration you’ve had from sources outside the hostel or travel industry?
How do you use creativity to problem solve?
Do you train your staff to ‘think outside the box’ for solutions? How?