“Homestay” is not the accommodation service
“Homestay”is a type of tourism that visitors will stay together and living together with local people such as family members, through collective action to experience the life and cultural values action of the land that tourists come to. Therefore, according to Vi Thanh Nam – Director of travel Amazing, “homestay” is a complete tourist product, not just the accommodation service.
Only when visitors actually integrate into local life from food to activities, woking , they really are kind of homestay tourism experience (Photo: foreign tourists in Ta Van (Sapa) -a specialized tourism homestay-Ngoc Thanh)
“ English," home "means a home, where family cohesion between the members. And "house" is the house in the physical sense. Most current local deployment types of accommodation in houses and called it a "homestay",but actually just "housestay" only "Mr. Nam said.
According to Mr Nam, the stay at home people, or eating at home people also just like to find a place to stay in but casual and close to the native population. But this activity is not to help visitors learn more about theconditions and habits, the routine, the core value of the land that they are exploring. "Only when visitors actually integrate into local life from food to activities, new employees, they have the knowledge and experience of a natural and deep. However, according to my understanding, in addition to Hue and Hoi An (Quang Nam), the other a "homestay" is just as good accommodation services, accommodation. Still just guests on day trips,photography, local look at life from the outside. Even their meals separately, which serves private and not shared with the landlord. "
Mr. Nam evidence: "If anyone has ever watched the program See another foreign land on French television station will know what is" homestay "really. In the episode of the Black Lo Lo in Vietnam, the French had aconfirmed "homestay" that everyone desires: in the floor, wood floor is not shown, mattresses, eaten with dried fish, plowing rice, rice, or pork, or cook rice bran, corn down to the market to sell ... it is in these everydayactivities that visitors and new owner falls in love sticking close as you gain more valuable value experience a new life. "
However, Mr Nam said to be "homestay" like it is not easy. While "housestay" more simple, just a little investment for infrastructure. That is why "housestay" thrive "homestay" only sporadically few typical points.
Landlords “homestay” must be a travel specialist.
As the person in charge of tourism planning Co To Island District at the same time is also devoted to the development of local tourism, said Nguyen Duc Thanh, Secretary of the District Party Committee Co, said: "stayedServiceshouses in Co've had for years, but services "homestay" true meaning is not there. We have prepared three years to give birth to this product and is expected to need at least another year. "
Homestay host a travel experts, at the same time acutely aware of the services they are offering, the benefits that it offers value for themselves and for society (Photo: Ngoc Thanh)
He said he personally went to visit at many points "homestay" within and outside the country should know very well the problems of this particular type of tourism. According to Thanh, the facility should not matter too largeby visitors choose "homestay" ie the minimum acceptable physical condition. Most important is the host. How to homeowners who are acutely aware of services they are offering, the benefits that it brings to themselves andvalue to society.
"To convince people to" homestay "not easy because everyone wants privacy. Nature is not only a strange visitor to their home, eat, sleep walking with family activities can disturb life as well as their psychological. Then youshould learn foreign languages to communicate with foreign visitors, learn the culture to understand the visitor to what you need, must behave accordingly ... If immediately raises a series of questions like most of the familywill be denied. "
According to Thanh, the selection of households "homestay" based on voluntary demand but also selective. By-products "homestay" has a very strong impact on the overall image of a destination should do "homestay" notonly knowledge of the tourism and economic know how, but also good quality, vision away and think about the benefits of community. In other words, the homestay host a travel specialist. They must know how to talk tocustomers, with the ability to create comfort for the customers, understand customer psychology, an understanding of all the issues local to introduce our ... Therefore, training courses for those working "homestay" not shortterm but focus on the short term but continuous training and propaganda for years, even when the service went into operation.
"Force management at any local thin. If spontaneous people to work then go reorganize the nature of patch attachment, not to the root of the problem. When People stayed home services, households collect prices stay high,no price listed or no security for tourists. This has many tourist attractions. But if the first people to be educated about awareness, understanding the responsibility of the individual to the community as well as long-term ways to attract, keep long-term economic benefits, status expired, lifting price travelers will minimize.
So, say "homestay" hard right that easy also true. It is important that the preparation for the introduction of specific types of tourism are fully prepared, thoughtful, especially in terms of human beings, "he said”