With travelling becoming a lot cheaper than what is used to be, tourist industry is booming around the world. If your country is not in mortal peril from a terrorist attack, there are bound to be a few hundred people in hats and cameras walking around staring wide eyed at the most normal things. These alien beings are the tourists who help boost our economy and thus must be given royal treatment. Rather than waiting for the economy to take a turn and help you out, it may be time for you to step into the limelight and get in on the tourist business. Here are a few tips to do so.
If you live within the region of the airport or primary transportation hubs of your country, you have the added advantage of being able to get to the tourists who enter your country, first. Bus or car rentals and money exchangers are the first things tourists look for when they enter a country.
You do not necessarily have to have your rental car Dubai parked on the premises, rather have them parked and stored at a cheaper location but have a small office inside or just outside the airport or train terminals so as to cater to the tourist demands. Travel agencies are also sometimes look for but usually all travel plans such as hotels have already been taken care of by their local travel agencies.
If you do not live within the city, but live near the attractions itself, you have the upper hand. People look for places to stay and eat near these attractions and thus, you may start a small BnB right at home. Look up the concept of an Airbnb and open up your doors to strangers to come stay with you a few days and make a little money from it.
Food and water is a necessity and opening up an authentic restaurant with a local touch will attract the tourists into eating from your restaurant. You do not need to know to cook fancy foreign meals. Rather be good at the most normal dishes you cook at home and the tourists will love it. However, depending on the location, adding a few amenities such as a bar or a lounge will help keep the customers in for a longer period of time.
Accessories and merchandise are also frequently hunted out for. Everyone likes to take home a small memorabilia from their travels and thus, look for tiny ornaments, hats and t-shirts stating the place or some connection to the location so that they can show it off to their friends back home. Having a small corner stall won’t need a lot of capital to start off and can be done as a small side business with little management necessary.