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Many times travelers are looking for a great place to stay, but when traveling abroad, especially in developing countries, it can be somewhat challenging. Michael Deacon in his book A Quick Guide on How To Run A Guest House In A Developing Country helps the novice as well as the advanced traveler be better prepared for the adventures that lie ahead of them while staying in unfamiliar territory. Michael has stayed in over 300 guest houses in the last 15 years, spanning over 30 countries. This gives our author some credibility in helping us, the reader, to better understand what to look for when we are traveling abroad. Location is paramount for a traveler. Is there anything to do after arriving at your destination? Is the area well equipped and safe? Are the rooms clean, secure and inviting? For those with guest houses, there are plenty of suggestions on how to make the location appealing to the traveler, as well ideas on how to make extra money besides the room tariff. He gives great marketing ideas on how you can promote your beautiful establishment, the place where you desire to entertain visitors from all over the world.
Author Deacon gives the reader a much greater understanding on both how to run a guest house as well as what to look for if you are traveling and desire a place to stay. Standing out from among the other housing establishments is something that the owner must work very hard at and this book will give inspiration and insight on just how to achieve this goal. This book should be in libraries to help promote travel and different types of lodging available around the world. If you are looking for ways to make your guest house stand out from the rest, then read this book for valuable insight.