Unlocking Deep Cultural Immersion Experiences: A New Feedback System in Tourism
Dive deep into how LikeLocal.io is revolutionizing feedback in tourism. Experience authentic cultural immersion by focusing on senses and emotions, rather than just standard metrics.
Cultural Immersion Experiences: A Paradigm Shift in Feedback Systems
You might have observed the absence of a feedback system or review fields on LikeLocal’s website. It's not an oversight, nor a missed intention. We have audacious plans around it.
Traditional Feedback: Is It Truly Immersive?
Recall the last time you left a review for a touristic service. Common categories like cleanliness, comfort, price, safety, value, location, and staff dominate. Does this capture true immersion and genuine experiences? We believe it mostly touches on the technical facets of the experience, rarely addressing its quality.
Defining Immersion in Feedback
The term "immersion" implies a “deep mental involvement in something”. This essence is what we aim to encapsulate in our feedback. Feedback should be about your feelings, senses, and overall impact.
A Sensory-Focused Feedback Approach
Considering the importance of genuine experiences, we're introducing a feedback system that zeroes in on your experience, the environment, and interactions. It prompts you to be more attuned to your surroundings, activities, and locals, enriching your memories.
Feedback Categories: Sensory and Emotional
Our feedback system includes sensory categories: sounds, smells, tastes, colors. Instead of quantitative scores, guests will share which colors were most prevalent, the sounds they noticed, and the scents and tastes they remembered most vividly. We'll offer options for guests to select from.
Quantitative categories will still be present, rating how engaging an event was and guest comfort levels on a scale of 0 to 10.
Key areas include:
- Activities: Gauging host engagement, be it setting the table or initiating discussions.
- Content (Conversation): Assessing the value of conversations and shared interests.
- Safety: A paramount concern, especially given potential cultural nuances. We ensure safety beforehand and during host selection. Hosts also consent to guest arrivals, but unplanned events can arise and should be documented.
- Communication: Evaluating the ease and effectiveness of logistical interactions between hosts and guests.
Why This Matters: Reflection and Lasting Memories
These measures are intertwined with self-reflection. To complete feedback, guests engage in introspection and sensory recall, reinforcing lasting memories of their cultural immersion experiences.
The Vision of LikeLocal.io
LikeLocal.io aspires to transform the global feedback system in tourism. We anticipate others will recognize our approach's value, opting for it over conventional methods.
Unique information, like colors, scents, and sounds, remains exclusive to LikeLocal. Only our guests delve into locals' homes, witnessing authenticity. Our goal is to provide a holistic view of villages, cities, and countries. Ever pondered your city's dominant color or general scent? We're elevating tourism's value chain to a deeper immersion level. Guided by mindfulness, this not only aids guests but also allows hosts to gain fresh perspectives on their realities.