What Is West Indies Trips?
West Indies Trips is marketplace that connects locals from the Caribbean with travelers from all over the world to create real life experiences. The platform allows locals to offer tours and activities that give travelers an opportunity to immerse directly into the local culture.
Who Can Register?
Anyone can register! It's completely free to register and create an account on West Indies Trips. You can connect Via your social accounts (Facebook & Google+) this will automatically complete part of your profile and verify your account. You can also register with an email account. It's worth noting that none of the information your provide to West Indies Trips will be shared with 3rd parties.
Becoming a Local
How to become a local?
1. Create your profile
Complete all relevant information and add some good pictures .
2. Add your experience
Once you finish the first step you can go straight to your user dashboard, click on add experience and follow the wizard, enter all the requested information. It is important that you describe your experience as much as possible by doing so interested travelers can get a good idea of what your this you are increasing the chances that interested travelers get a good sense of what you’re offering.
Don’t forget to add some great looking picture as this will help you sell your experience increasing your chances to get bookings.
Set your prices and add extra notes to let travelers know what all is included in your price. And lastly select your availability this will allow you to receive requests only when you’re available.
3- Accept the experience
Once you have receive a request for booking you can accept/decline. If you accept then you can start discussion with potential travelers. By providing great experiences you increase the chances of getting great reviews, that will allow you to get more bookings.
Who can become a local host on West Indies Trips?
Anyone can become a local host! You want to give travelers an authentic local island experience?
You can show travelers your island hidden gems and all the best spots. Create unique island tours, outdoor activities , culinary adventures just to mention a few.
How much does it cost to post an experience?
Publishing your experience on WestIndiesTrips is totally free. We only take 25% commission when a booking is confirmed.
How do you create a great experience?
How do I define the right price for my experience?
It’s important to remember when fixing price to always be fair (Ask yourself: “Would you pay the same if you were in the travelers shoes?”).
Take into consideration the time and effort you put in into creating a great experience and any other factors you believe would increase/decrease your price. Determining your price is all up to you (WestIndiesTrips will take a 25% commission, this fee is automatically deducted from the final price).
How are locals paid on WestIndiesTrips?
Local Hosts sets price for their experience > Travelers then request booking directly with locals, once the booking is accepted, payment is handled through our secure payment platform. (25% commission will be deducted from final price.) (Payment is usually released 72hrs after experience is finished.)
When will I get paid for my experience?
Payment is usually released to local host within 72 hours after the experience has taken place.