I am currently on a backpacking trip to learn how COVID19 has impacted tourism and hospitality businesses across Africa. I am interested in connecting with welcoming hosts to share my skills and experience in return for a welcoming stay and a taste of life in your part of Africa.
ph. at the beach, Camps Bay July 2021
These days, it's nearly impossible to create all the content you need to keep all of your marketing channels fresh, innovative and inspired. With travellers informing themselves before and during travelling, gathering information about prices, hotels, sights, activities, alternatives, weather conditions, local traditions, food, drinks and religious views of the destination. After the visit they share information with others. By hosting me, I will produce custom content, research and strategies to build brand exposure, increase social reach and ultimately, drive sales. ph. taking care of the produce at Fijnveld Community Farm in Ceres, South Africa, July 2021.
Staying with hosts is the best way for me to learn how accommodation providers are recovering from COVID-19 as well as immerse myself within the local culture, learn languages, develop new skills, and explore how to the tourism industry can collaborate rebuild, build resilience, sustainability and grow industry post COVID-19..
I will help you build research, content and strategies in exchange, you offer me accommodation and possibly other benefits, such as meals and local activities.
Who can host me? Accommodation comes in many different shapes and sizes! and I am open to everything from hostels, homestays, villas, campsites and more in locations around the Africa - in cities, villages, on farms and boats, in small eco-communities and even in the middle of the jungle.
How long do I generally stay with you? On average, I stay for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the needs of the business.
What is the catch? Besides accommodation, you’re free to offer me whatever you’re able and willing to give. You can offer me daily meals, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner and - or the possibility to use the kitchen to prepare my own meals.
What do I get from being hosted? I hope to learn how your business is currently creating; distributing and keeping information about their brands and products up to date for travellers researching online. I will use the lessons and experience to find easier ways for small to medium tourism and hospitality businesses to create research, content and strategies them help them grow.
Can you still help my business if I can't host you? Yes, totally. You can reach out to me via this link and we can chat some more.
I can't find the city in the form above, what can I do? I might have been to your city or haven't planned to visit as yet. However, I am keen to connect and see if it would be possible for me to get to your city. Please reach out via the contact page and we can chat some more.