Mystery Shopper For Hotels
There are many people who want to get into being a mystery shopper for hotels. If you have mystery shopped retail outlets or hospitality venues, then you know the basics. It is a good way of getting your hands on a little bit of extra cash plus some freebies. But how about staying in a hotel with someone else footing the bill? Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Let’s take a look at what it takes to be a mystery shopper for hotels. It’s easier than you might think.
One of the most satisfying aspects of mystery shopping in general is that a report takes very little time to complete. I have managed to file a report within minutes of finishing the assignment. Market Force, for example, have an app that allows you to complete the assignment report on the move. Check them out for more details.
But for a hotel, you will need to complete far more than simple yes/no questions. A report will take up a few hundred words each for the following aspects, typically –
- Checking into the hotel
- Buying a drink at the bar
- Having a meal
- Your room
- A spa visit or experience if the hotel has one
As you can see, there are a great number of things to consider when you are a mystery shopper for hotels. Each will take a bit of thought and time. That’s why they pay much better than a normal mystery shopping trip.
One of the beauties of mystery shopping is that it doesn’t take up a lot of time. However, by its very nature, a mystery shopper for hotels needs to spend hours in the location. It’s great if you have free time. But not so good if you have other commitments.
The amount of time you spend on a mystery shopping trip to a hotel will inevitably include a sleep. So the total time is often 10 hours plus. For this, you will be paid for your hotel stay, your meals and anything else you have to spend your cash on. Then you will be paid a fee on top of this. Typically the value of all this is over £150 plus your fee, so it is well worth it.
Become A Mystery Shopper For Hotels
If you are looking to become a mystery shopper for hotels then you should do a few things first. The companies that look for shoppers here don’t want to take a risk. There’s a lot of money at stake. Therefore they are looking for people with a bit of experience. With this in mind, start mystery shopping with a few companies. Build up your experience. From there you can look for hotel opportunities.
Don’t think that there will be stays in hotels every week. These opportunities are few and far between. But well worth it when they happen. Good luck!