To create an experience on the Tattle app, you will need to provide the following information. Private indicates information you will need to provide, but which is not made public – for everything else, it will be visible on the profile page for your experience.
A profile photo – with your face clearly visible
Your nationality and location of residence
A brief bio that tells people who you are, and why you make a good host:
Tourists love choosing people they can relate to, so feel free to talk about some of your hobbies.
It also helps to mention credentials that relate to your experience – if you’re running a food tour, knowing that you are a food critic or a chef will give you added credibility!
As a Tattle Host, you want to create the best possible experience, impress your guests, and get better ratings and reviews from them – because that’s what will make you stand out. Here’s some ways to do that …
Top 6 Tips and Tricks
6. Give your guests extra information
During the experience, give your guests additional information about the area that they can use on their own. Chances are that the end of the experience may not be the end of the guests’ day, and as such they will be looking for more things to do – especially around the area where the experience itself ends. It could also be a great chance to learn more about your guest (as you can ask personal questions about things like food preference or favourite activities) and form a better connection with them through casual, but helpful, conversation.
A Tattle Experience is a carefully crafted experience hosted by a passionate local. It’s a window into the local culture – where you get to eat, play, live, and adventure the ways the locals do. Something much more authentic and down-to-earth than your conventional tour. But beyond that? It could be anything.
The tour we booked at our hotel seemed like a reasonable deal – it included a cool activity, transportation to and from the starting point, and a “party” with complimentary drinks. However, upon arriving at the venue after a long 30-person bus ride and “enjoying” our watered down alcoholic punch, our eyes drifted to the pricing board – not only did the venue offer free transportation for small groups, but the entire experience cost only a small fraction of what we had paid for the “all-inclusive” tour. After waiting for the stragglers of the group to get back on our bus, we couldn’t help but feel disappointed by the whole experience as we rode back in silence.
How many of you have ever felt that way?
As travellers ourselves, we want to see the world as it is – something that the traditional tour package never quite managed to achieve in our eyes. Too often, a travel company just gives you a 5-day tour where they plan out the entire itinerary. Sure, there’s lots of people that are happy with that, but that’s not us.
Even when we buy a partner tour from a hotel or cruise line – they just put us on a bus to an attraction and let their guides show us around, while charging an exorbitant price. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find locals who were willing to provide us a more authentic local experience? More down-to-earth, more personal, where you could truly see your destination like a local – what these big companies claimed to offer, but just never could?