Wishing Safe Travels to Guests
Hearing well wishes going to and from a travel destination plants positive thoughts in the minds of those traveling. It reinforces they have a life-changing journey to look forward to, and demonstrates you are thinking of them even while they are off exploring new places. When it comes to you wishing safe travels to your guests, there is a happy medium you have to find because you, at least in most cases, do not know them very well. Modern Innkeeper identified inspirational and thoughtful ways to go about this. That way, you will know how to properly welcome and send off your guests!
Coming Versus Going
Since you have the pleasure to greet your guests and also see them off, it is important to know the appropriate well wishes for both circumstances. Continue reading to understand the difference.
Let us start with how you can welcome guests in a thoughtful way to let them know you hope they have the most spectacular trip of their lives!
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.” - Roman Payne
“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” - unknown
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” - Danny Kaye
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” - Martin Buber
“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” - Anthony Bourdain
Texting these quotes may not be the most natural way to communicate the message you are attempting to convey, but do not fret because there are other methods you can utilize! On your vacation rental posting itself, you can display your favorite pro-traveling quote. That way when travelers are scoping out your property they find inspiration. Plus it makes your property stand out from the rest! Signing off on the personal letter you leave for guests is another great spot for a quote wishing them well. Writing a letter is powerful towards enhancing guests’ perception of you and your rental, and including a notable quote only helps! Click here for more well wishes you can greet your guests with.
Saying Your Goodbyes
Just like your guests having to travel to arrive at your vacation property, they have to travel in order to go home (unless they decide your rental’s destination is so amazing they stay forever). Similar to greeting them, it is vital to properly send them off before their journey home. Keep in mind they are now going back to real life, so a galvanizing line about how they should treat that time as an opportunity to be adventurous is not very fitting. This time around your well wishes should be much simpler:
Have a safe trip.
I can’t wait to host you again!
Have a safe flight home.
Get home safely!
These are very straight forward, which there is nothing wrong with, but they are vague, so add a personal touch to avoid sounding so generic. If your town is famous for its live music, bidding your guests farewell with a message along the lines of, “(name of town) hopes you enjoyed the show during your stay. Have a safe flight home!” So you issue out a proper sayonara, know who your guests are and know their method of travel. Wishing your guests well before they leave over the rental platform you use is acceptable, as well as in any other form of communication.
“Wherever You Host, Host With All Your Heart,” - Modern Innkeeper
“It’s the little things in life that matter the most” has never rung truer than it does now. You can provide guests with a top-notch entertainment system and killer back patio for unforgettable barbecues, but personalizing the experience is invaluable. Pay attention to the details, and wish your guests a safe and enjoyable trip upon their arrival and departure from your vacation rental.