09 Mar Learn More About The Host & Vote To Help Us With NOEW’s Big Idea
The HOST is one of twenty new New Orleans area businesses competing for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week’s Big Idea competition. The first round of the competition is judged by the public. Once the businesses are narrowed down to just ten finalists, they’ll compete in a pitch competition on the final day of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.
At The HOST, we are all about support. Our business is the brainchild of an entrepreneur who started by preparing homes for vacation rentals. Her own experience inspired her to create a service that harnesses the popularity of short-term rentals by making them customizable. We empower local hospitality service professionals to connect to homeowners and travelers alike who want to upgrade their vacation rental. That’s why The HOST isn’t just a booking service, it’s a vacation rental marketplace.
Homeowners new to the industry get discouraged after they find themselves drowning in the constant turnover of short-term rentals. With our network of service professionals, you have a team that can handle every part of the rental process. If you have a cleaning service, homeowners on The HOST can become regular clients. Guest concierges can help a traveler plan their vacation in advance, booking sightseeing, restaurants, tours, and entertainment.
Wanna to break into the hospitality industry and supplement your regular income with extra work? Entry-level users can become “local contacts” who greet guests, answer questions, and meet deliveries between bookings. We believe in flexibility to make The HOST work for you. Homeowners have the option to hire service providers to assist with booking, maintenance, and guest management. Or they can manage their own home rentals and leave the option for extra services up to the traveler at no expense to themselves.
New Orleans is changing, but the visitors keep coming and we pride ourselves on our hospitality. The tourism industry should be beneficial to our whole community. With The HOST, every user is a potential entrepreneur. By registering with The HOST’s marketplace we can work together to create a homestay experience that brings tourists back to the city while sharing the monetary benefits throughout the local economy.
Please vote for The HOST to advance to the next round of competition for The Big Idea. You can vote up to one time per device per day until Monday, March 13.
For More Information and Where To Vote: http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/03/the_big_idea_2017_voting_is_no.html