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Learn from industry leaders! 'If I knew then, what I know now', November Virtual Panel Discussion

We are exited to present our November Virtual Panel Discussion. Recorded on:
November 19th 2014.

The topic this time is: "If I knew then, what I know now"
Our panelists for this talk are hostel owners and managers from Israel, Romania, and Austria. They discuss their career decisions and share lessons learned from managing a hostel in different parts of the world.

To view the recording of the discussion, click on the video link below. 2.0 is coming!

It's been a long time coming but it's finally happening. Our development team is now doing a complete rebuild of the entire site.

As we all know, HostelManagement in it's current form has run it course.

Misadventures in Hostel Management: A Look Back

This month our panel discussion will be the topic “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”. While generally I will focus my writing around the chosen topic, I don’t exactly feel qualified to speak up on that one yet. I’ve only been managing hostels for 3 years, and I still have a lifetime of learning to do. That being said, it’s been quite the adventure so far. So I’ll give it a go, if only to give a dose of humor to your day, and perhaps for some a bit of nostalgia about those early days of starting out.

Virtual Think Tank: Developing Tools and Marketing to Increase Direct Bookings

A 'Virtual Think Tank' was held on April 11th. The live recording is below. Please note some technical difficulties while everyone introduced themselves.

New International Campaign: Book Direct and Save

A united campaign has started to increase direct bookings in hostels.

The hostel industry is fragmented, and it is rare that we all manage to join forces and work together

towards the same goal. Despite this, a movement has begun that is rapidly uniting hostels with one

common objective: to increase direct bookings.

POSTPONED: Cleaning Panel Discussion

**UPDATE: This Panel Discussion is being postponed due to scheduling conflicts with participants. Future date TBA. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. See below. Thanks!**

Our next panel discussion will be over Cleaning & Housekeeping.

Some hostels get top marks for cleaning while others get complaints. What are these super clean hostels doing right?

Learning about Channel Managers: What are your questions?

Re: Channel Managers: what do you want to know?

OTA Representatives Panel Discussion

The panel discussion "Meet Your Alternative Hostel OTAs" was streamed live Tues. Feb. 11th @ 18:00 GMT. The discussion included representatives from a few OTAs, fielding questions about their businesses and relations with the hostel industry. This discussion is an opportunity for hostels owners and managers to get to know some of the alternative hostel OTAs out there.

Bookings, Marketing & OTAs Panel Discussion

"Bookings, Marketing, & OTAs" Panel Discussion was streamed live Feb. 4th at 18:00 GMT. See below for a recording of the entire discussion.

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