Small guesthouse needs some help setting up online bookings in the "the Venice of the east", Udaipur , India

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, we have a family-run guest house in Udaipur. Here lives Jitu (manager, owner) and his parents. The guest house is small, just four rooms with a small garden restaurant/ hang out area where we all love to cook together.

    I am Jessie, a friend of Jitu from New Zealand. I've came to this guest house after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and have had a fantastic time. I leave today. I am writing on behalf of of Jitu as, like a lot of Indians, he is illiterate. This is where you come in! I suggested that in order to increase business he gets someone from workaway to help him set up some online booking accounts, like hostelworld.com, booking.com, agoda.com etc. Jitu is fun, kind and helpful man with excellent spoken English! He is always in a bright mood and keen to hang out and cook or have a drink. I can vouch for this.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Jitu would predominantly like help with getting his cute little guest house "online" to generate more customers, he already had fantastic reviews on tripadvisor. He would also like help with some maintenance ideas, and putting those ideas into practice. Decoration, for example. He has a excellent rooftop area with a great view of the palace and city that could be made into a "hang out" area which cushions, or night-sky accommodation. It would also be cool if you could practice English reading with him. The deal is, you help out with these things for 4 hours a day, and you receive a room and meals. If you help out for 2 hours a day then just accommodation is covered. I'm sorry that this arrangement sounds a bit allusive, but having never hosted before- he doesn't know what it will be like. But Jitu is a very relaxed, happy guy and you can basically shape this however you want with the right communication. I think a lot of the "work" will just be chatting!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Hindi, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a private room at the guest house, and shared bathroom and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Udaipur is called my many "the Venice of the east". It's a romantic and elegant town in southern Rajasthan with a majestic palace situated on a lake. It's rich in culture and arts: handicrafts to be exact! If you're interested in leather, miniature paintings, material, and so much more there is a lot of interesting people here if you get past the merchants on the main street. Doing a workaway will allow you to get deeper into these communities. There is a public transport system and tuk-tuks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, minimum 2 hours a day.


Host ref number: 784816127648