Most of us consider ourselves accidental entrepreneurs. Many of us stepped into hosting because our desire for enhanced income security matched with our passion for welcoming and caring for guests. Beyond that we now want to hone our skills for business, building community, bridging cultural differences and raising our levels of professional practice. You will find that Host2Host offers you many ways to self-educate, as well as to join groups of like minded individuals.
Delivering information to our members focused on optimizing their hosting experience is a critical function of our organization and these efforts are carried out by the Education Committee. This group of volunteers oversees the content development and executes events for members, whether in-person or remote.
Topics for future events are determined, speakers identified, format solidified, and schedules formalized. During events Education Committee members host the event to facilitate a constructive conversation - this may be in a Q&A or a breakout room format, for example.
As Host2Host grows, so does our Business Directory to help you locate companies and resources that support your work as hosts. As a Host2Host member, you are entitled to member offers and discounts.
We are also building a set of unique Hosting Guides that address areas we need to know about, for example, insurance, beg bugs, service animals, etc.
We hope you find the Guides helpful in your hosting!
We hold monthly events in-person and online, to learn from experts, ask questions, network with new colleagues and improve our personal brand of hosting.
A few of the past topics include:
Conferences are perfect opportunities for condensed learning, but they offer so much more. The energetic vibe is unique and impossible to duplicate in any other kind of setting.
Networking, educational breakouts, consulting with experts, making new friends, sharing ‘aha’ moments are what we aim for.
Host2Host Vendor Fairs bring together dozens of service and product companies who support the STR industry.
We value sharing host expertise, and member contributions are welcome and encouraged.
Some of this information will be shared with the general public, some will be ‘members-only’ content.
This is a great place to develop and share your writing and speaking skills, and for us to share ours.
In the meantime, join us in conversation on Facebook.