We created the Faces of Kigo series to showcase our talented employees, tell their stories, and share why they love being a part of the Kigo team.
Meet Louis Gosselet, a Kigo sales development representative based in Barcelona, Spain. A true citizen of the world, Louis has lived and worked on three continents and is an avid traveler. The combination of his personal and professional experience with travel makes him a valuable resource for his clients. Read on to get Louis' advice for vacation rental management professionals, and hear what he looks for and avoids in travel accommodations.
Learn more about Louis:
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Louis, and I am 27 years old. I grew up in the big north of France, then studied Business and Marketing in Lyon. I lived in Australia for two years, and Asia for six months. I love traveling and would love to buy a boat and travel around the word before I get old.
What is your role at Kigo?
I started at Kigo about two years ago as an intern, and now work in sales as a development representative for the French speaking market.
Why do you do your job? What do you like about it?
I do my job because I like to be challenged, I am learning and I have great people around me in the office. Also, I've always been very interested in the vacation rental industry as it's a very dynamic sector.
How do you approach finding places to stay when you travel?
When planning a trip, I give a lot of importance to friends' past experiences and reviews.
What do you look for in a vacation rental? What do you avoid?
In a vacation rental, I look for a good location, and an environment that is very typical of the country I am visiting in term of decoration, culture and atmosphere. I avoid big buildings, hotel chains, all-inclusive package and noisy places.
How can property owners make their vacation rentals more appealing to travelers like yourself?
Providing a car, a moto, a mountain bike or a surfboard according to the property location is very helpful. Property owners can also give presents like typical food or beverages when guests check in.
As we continue to explore the Faces of Kigo, you will meet more members of our global team working every day to create the best products in travel. Stay tuned!