How to Create a Spectrum-Friendly Vacation (Episode 277)

Creating Spectrum-Friendly Vacations with Suzanne Hacker

Suzanne Hacker is a former banking executive turned business coach with a rich background in leadership and coaching. Throughout her banking career, she managed 17 locations and supervised 110+ direct/indirect reports, including 15-20 individuals reporting directly to her. Coaching her team members was an essential aspect of her role, and she excelled in overseeing consumer and small business lending, marketing, and training for the bank, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of various business facets crucial for successful growth. Suzanne’s goal-oriented approach revolves around data analysis and keeping a close eye on ROI.

Following the conclusion of her banking career due to an acquisition, Suzanne embraced the opportunity to invest in real estate and ventured into vacation rentals. This new journey rekindled her passion for remodeling, interior design, decorating, and the hospitality industry.

As time passed and her experience expanded, Suzanne established “Spectrum Friendly Vacations,” a venture aimed at creating safe and comfortable vacation rentals tailored to families with children on the autism spectrum. Through this initiative, she envisions a world filled with Spectrum-Friendly Vacation rentals, allowing ASD families to travel more and enjoy well-suited accommodations for their unique needs.

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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing The Hideaway Mason Lake 😍

There are so many things we love about this property!

They’ve done a wonderful job of weaving in specific available dates throughout their instagram feed. We love an availability alert! It gives your audience a little nudge and sense of urgency by reminding them that the calendar is booking up soon and not to delay in booking!

So if you’re looking for some ideas for content to weave in through your feed, do that every now and then! Give a specific three-night stay. Let people know! You never know… maybe it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary and it would be perfect for a getaway!

Another thing they weave in throughout their feed is reviews, whether they’re handwritten or typed. If you’re not putting guest reviews as posts… what are you waiting for?

Last but not least, it’s a beautiful, beautiful place! We (well… Sarah especially) are OBSESSED with the sauna barrel!

Well done, Hideaway Mason Lake!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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