Advice for Hotels, Hostels & Campgrounds
in Transitional & Developing Countries:
The Qualities of Great, Cheap Accommodations

Including links to how-to-start-a-hostel resources

Not everyone visiting a transitional or development country wants to stay in five star hotels, believe it or not. Many travelers want to stay in small, cheap/affordable accommodations, such as family-run hotels and bed & breakfasts, hostels and even campsites. These travelers are not only looking for lower costs, they are also looking for a more personal experience. And these international travelers are essential to building up the reputation of an area as a good place to visit: they talk about their experiences to their friends, and broadcast such to the world via the Internet.

If you are in a transitional country or developing country, and want to keep your hotel, hostel or campground fully-booked, you must build up a great reputation among international travelers, who share good and bad stories online and various travel guide companies. Here are the qualities of a great, cheap hotel, hostel or campground anywhere (and note that most of these don't require any expenses but, rather, a particular attitude or practice by staff):

In brief, here is what you will need to do to create a viable, sustainable budget accommodation site: If you have the finances for such, consider joining a tourism business association -- meeting their standards and displaying your membership at your hotel or camp site will help you attract even more visitors. This web site has a long list of such associations.

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