The weather is awful - or the forecast says it will be, which can be just as bad for business.
Many businesses panic and start offering discounts to attract visitors, but that's not really the answer.
What can you do to prevent your tourism business being ruined by bad weather?
Here are a few ideas that really do work: click here to read more.
You’ve put everything you have into making your business as good as it can be. You’ve poured in blood, sweat, tears, money, your heart and soul. And then like a slap in the face, you suddenly get a bad review or negative feedback.
I’ve spoken to many tourism business owners who feel really demoralised when this happens. It’s so easy to focus on one bad review, even when all your others are excellent.
It’s even worse when the reviewer is being dishonest or unreasonable. So, what can you do?
Everyone has off-days and it’s unrealistic to believe you can please everyone all the time. Sometimes bad reviews are nothing to do with what you’ve done, but more to do with how the reviewer was feeling at the time and what’s happening in their life. Think about it - if you go out for a meal with a partner in a bad mood, you’re far less likely to think the meal was good. You might be readier to find fault, because that’s how you’re feeling. As a business owner, you have little control over the attitudes of others.
But don’t get too demoralised – the odd bad review can actually be good for business! Really? Yes!
Click here to read more, and find out what to do about bad reviews.
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