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How To Set Up A Pokemon Go Friendly Hotel - By Rebekka Asher

First locate the closest Pokestop to your hotel. Pokemon Go locations can be very random such as a staircase or fountain on your property.

Download the game and see what’s happening around your hotel. The next step would be to educate your staff about the game. Encourage them to do research on Pokemon Go so they are able to help and direct any wandering Pokemon players or hotel guests.

 Encourage players to catch Pokemon in the common areas of your hotel. This is done best by setting up Pokemon Go specific areas like you would with pet friendly areas. Pokemon stops should include charging stations since it takes a lot of battery life to run the app, free WiFi, so guests don’t need to use their data, and free space in which players can walk or sit without disturbing other guests.

 Make sure these spaces are free of any obstacles people might trip over. Advertise that you are a Pokemon Go friendly hotel and let players know about the Pokemon stop you created.

 The last thing that hotels should be doing to attract Pokemon Players is investing in the game lures. Lures are an in game feature that attracts Pokemon to a specific location, such as your hotel, for 30 minutes. Lures are cheap and cost about $0.60 for 30 minutes. Advertise on social media that, your hotel will be using a lure at a certain time and invite players to make their way over to catch Pokemon. Schedule lures regularly to attract more players to your hotel.

 Also consider offering specials for Pokemon players. Such as catching a Pokemon in our restaurant will result in a 10% discount.

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