A must do in Vang Vieng is a lazy ride down the local river on a tractor tyre inner tube. A tuk tuk drops you about 4 kilometres up the river. In the rainy season it takes about one hour to make the trip, but there are many distractions.
The distractions are a worthwhile lesson in promotion and marketing for any aspiring entrepreneur. They certainly kept our pod of tubers entertained.
Lesson 1: Provide free fun information to potential customers
Lesson 2: Provide bait for your customer and when they see the bait have a large hook ready.
The ability of the riverside bar attendants to haul in customers was a marvel to see..
Lesson 3: Your bait should be exhilarating. If your customers are not ready to be exhilarated your core product should ease them into it.
This person who resembles me may have enjoyed a lot of product.
Lesson 4: To help facilitate purchasing your core product you should have an incentive system.
Free whiskey shots. He swore it was ginger in the bottom of the bottle.
Leave your patrons with a nice reminder of how wonderful your place of business is.
Not a bad Friday. What did you get up to?
The title for this post is a play on words from the seminal skateboarding movie of the early 90’s gleaming the cube
Gleaming the Cube was awesome, it made me want to be the best skater ever. The water looks a bit dirty flash hope you didn’t swallow any 😀
Video 1 looked like awesome fun as long as you don’t get swept downriver! 😀
The river reminded me of the waikato and yes it was very fast. They had mean life savers than fed you free whiskey shots. Go figure 😀