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General Hotel Supply Ideas

Discussion in 'General Business' started by rihsam, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. #1
    Since this place is for general business discussions among the members, I would like to ask members about a unique product that can be supplied to Maldives hotels/resorts. It must be a very unique idea or a product.
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    rihsam, Jun 5, 2019 IP
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  2. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    When tourists go to a beach/island resort area they almost always forget something.....that would be sandals. If you can find a cheap supplier and then go to the resorts they may allow you to sell on commission.
    Be sure to get all sizes for both women and men and get every color of the rainbow, to give customers a choice.
     
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    rihsam Active Member

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    That's a great idea. but in Maldives resorts guests prefer to walk in barefoot.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    They did until @rihsam brought sandals to the Maldives and started a new trend.;)
     
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    rihsam Active Member

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    Hahahahah okay thank you for the cool idea. I will try.
     
    rihsam, Jun 6, 2019 IP
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    LOL.

    The Resorts have that covered. They will most likely NOT think your idea of selling sandals is creative and will NOT allow you to do so. That's soliciting and a major resort certainly will not care to do business with a peddler off the street.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    There you have it, instead of coming up with a novel idea of his own, @NetStar chooses to mock mine. That says a lot and indeed....says it all.;)
     
    Spoiltdiva, Jun 8, 2019 IP
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    I tend to collect refrigerator magnets when I travel to a new place (typically on business.) That is because they are small and easy to carry back on the plane. I used to collect coffee mugs and other items, but they were too big to bring home and the wife eventually said that we had too many coffee cups, anyway. So, souvenir magnets are it for me. I find them easily at airports, but not so much at individual hotels (and I typically look.) I also prefer unusual (handmade, 3D, etc.) magnets as opposed to a piece of flexible plastic with some printing on them. E.g., I have bought a magnet in Georgia (in the U.S.) that had a small container of Georgia's famous red clay. I have also bought a magnet in San Diego that had a small seashell glued onto it. In Napa Valley, I picked up a magnet with a small bottle of Chardonnay (obviously, it was plastic and filled with colored water but it had a cool label on the bottle.) Obviously, they all had professional artwork, but they were cool because they had local materials. Note that these are all very small...maybe a square inch or so, on average.

    Perhaps, you could offer the hotel, some unique, handmade souvenir magnets that they would offer in the gift shops. Even if they carry some now, if you have some creative magnets made with local materials, it might be a hit with their clientele.
     
    jrbiz, Jun 9, 2019 IP
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    I am looking forward to having very constructive replies from the members
     
    rihsam, Jun 9, 2019 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    Unlike post #6.......not "constructive" at all.;)
     
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    Go book your trip to Maldives and stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort. Before boarding your flight stop at the local flea market and purchase 50 pairs of cheap sandals. When you arrive at your hotel to check in ask for the General Manager. Then ask for his permission to stand outside of their hotel store to sell your sandals at a fraction of the cost of theirs. Let's see how long it takes before you are booted off the property... This may only work one time if you are a Boy Scout raising money for the pack to go to the zoo... Reality is.. even if the GM says "sure... we don't mind we think your idea is super creative and we wish we thought of it" you will be in for a real surprise when you find out that most people don't forget their sandals when visiting the most iconic beach vacation areas in the world... Just the harsh truth.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    And still no suggestions or ideas of your own. Just another critique of mine. NutStar you do seem to demonstrate some troll like behavior........."Just the harsh truth".;)
     
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    No idea is better than silly ideas that will simply waste time and not work.
     
    NetStar, Jun 10, 2019 IP
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    ^^^These appear to be your specialties.
     
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    I quite like the magnet idea but all the itty bitty extras are a waste if the room doesn't have decent power points. They need to be plentiful and not already being used for a lamp etc.
     
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    You guys are still humiliating one another. I need more constructive ideas. stop this madness
     
    rihsam, Jun 11, 2019 IP
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    Do you have any ideas of your own? You're the owner of a Maldives website you must know something about the place and what people would need, are you actually from the Maldives yourself?
     
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    I am asking a very general question.
     
    rihsam, Jun 11, 2019 IP
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    You didn't answer my question, Are you from the Maldives? I only ask because you could do some of the work yourself by talking to the tourists/hotels/resorts and seeing for yourself what they need most instead of expecting members of an IM forum to come up with all the ideas.
     
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    Yes, I am from Maldives
     
    rihsam, Jun 13, 2019 IP