January 28, 2012
Interview a Tourist
Interviewing a tourist was a fairly easy task for me because I work among tourist all the time. Recently I got a server assistant job at a restaurant downtown called The Macintosh. We are a relatively new restaurant, only being about 4 months old, but we have a good reputation among the restaurant community at the time being. With a combination of some marketing, great service and food we have people calling our restaurant all day making future reservations. Hotel concierge’s in Charleston do a great job at recommending our restaurant to tourists when they come in to visit Charleston and because of this I decided that it would be an easy environment to interview a couple tourists at the bar when the restaurant had slowed down and I was done working my shift. I worked Sunday brunch and conducted interviews after my shift at about 3 pm at The Macintosh.
The first couple I had interviewed was sitting at the corner of the bar and I pulled up a chair next to them and conducted the interview. The guests were very willing to help me out with answering questions so it made it an easy environment to talk in. These guests were a husband and wife from Boston, Massachusetts. They had visited Charleston several times because their daughter had recently enrolled in the CofC. Because the couple had been to Charleston before they did not need to look up very many things before booking their flights to fly into Charleston. They had already booked their favorite hotel (The Charleston Place) but something that the husband seemed particularly fond of about the city was the dining options. To help him determine which restaurants he should make reservations at he spent some time on UrbanSpoon.com. One aspect of Urbanspoon that he did explain that was very helpful was the “Talk of the Town” section under the city of Charleston. He went on to tell me that he picked most of his restaurant choices from...
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