Knock! Knock! Who’s there?
We were doing an exercise to better understand the motivations of hosts when selecting travelers. So we made this list of differences between Worldpackers travelers and surprise travelers (walk-ins, emails, Facebook messages, etc.).
-They are looking for a place where they can travel, learn and collaborate.
-You can check their profile, endorsements, recommendations and can interview them before making a final decision.
-Their arrival and departure dates are already set so you can plan ahead the next staff members. Those short-staffed days are over.
-Goodbyes might be hard, but look at the bright side: they will leave you with a beautiful review so more mind-liked travelers can find your place!
-You can build your reputation as a recommended and desired place to collaborate worldwide (aka http://bit.ly/1QX6USp)
-It might be hard to find previously information about their travel itinerary, background, previous experiences and, most importantly, the purpose of their trip.
-Planning your staff can become a little frustrating as they don’t have a scheduled date to leave. It can also increase the chances of being short-staffed.
-You guys don’t have a place to keep your reviews and recommendations from each other :( And reviews are the most precious way to attract and invite travelers willing to help at your place
Let’s share our experiences and create this powerful community of knowledge :)