So you want to host a trip? Great! This blog will provide a high-level overview what you need to know about getting started. If you want something more in depth, we strongly encourage you to check out this recording of our Trova 101 webinar:
The first step is creating your Host account with TrovaTrip. Sign up here and we'll send you an email to activate your account.
After that, sign in to the portal and take a look around! This is where you will access your survey link, audience survey data, manage bookings, earnings and more.
2. Survey your community
Gauge interest & gather data.
Use the survey link we provide (found in your portal and sent via email) to collect valuable insights about your community.
The survey will help you collect data on:
Where your audience wants to go
Their age and travel budget
What activities they want to do
What they want to learn from you (workshops, seminars, retreats, etc.)
You must collect 50+ qualified responses* to begin planning a trip. History shows that Hosts who successfully launched and sold their trip collected at least 50 qualified responses at the time of surveying. This minimum requirement is in place to protect your time and the time of our Operating partners as it helps to ensure success.
*A qualified response is a respondent age 18+ with a travel budget of $2k+.
Hosts who collected more responses typically confirm/sell out their trip faster, so even if you hit 50, we recommend you keep promoting for at least one week.
Add information for workshops you plan to teach on the trip.
Include additional information, i.e. if you plan to bring a plus one, any dietary restrictions, etc.
Then, submit your trip request! OurOperating partnerswill approve your trip or be in touch if anything needs to change.
Once your request is approved, use our pricing calculator to easily add your margin and determine your income from the trip.
TrovaTrip Host @ashlelnok promoting her trip on Instagram.
4. Promote your trip
Build awareness & continue ongoing promotions.
Raise awareness about your trip prior to launch. This will allow your community to plan to book as soon as it becomes available.
After you've launched, expect to continue trip promotions about once a week until your trip reaches confirmed*.
*A trip becomes confirmed when the minimum number of Travelers required to operate the trip have booked.
After your trip is confirmed, continue to sprinkle in promotions until it's sold out! Once sold out, Travelers can join your waitlist and be the first to know about any future trips you may offer. Hellooooo repeatable income.