Breck101 Business Registration

Breck101 Business Registration

Thanks to our outstanding Breckenridge businesses and frontline participants for making the Breck 101 summer session such a success! We look forward to working with you again in the winter.

Guest service is more important than ever. To best service guests and local businesses, Breckenridge’s frontline workers should be familiar with the current offerings for local attractions and activities. 

Aren’t sure the best way to show off your goods or services? With eight of these programs now under our belt, we would love to help you create an experience to entice Breckenridge guest service employees to your door and learn firsthand about all that you offer so that they can better inform their own guests.

What is Breck 101?

In 2017, the Breckenridge Tourism Office launched the seasonal pilot program of Breck 101. The experiential guest-service training program offers activity outings, fine dining experiences, spa services, lodging tours, and a retail scavenger hunt to Breckenridge’s most guest-facing employees. The mission of the Breck 101 program is to provide Breckenridge’s guest service workers an opportunity to experience first-hand the offerings they’re trusted to recommend while also learning about support resources available to them as residents. In 2019, Breck 101 received Destinations International Most Cost Effective New Program at the annual WOW Awards for its ability to provide an exceptional frontline training experience – all at no cost to students.

Why it is important?

Ensuring your team’s awareness of all the Breckenridge area has to offer is more important than ever. The BTO researches the guest experience extensively to better understand their expectations and what influences their likelihood to promote Breckenridge as a destination.  During their stay, we’ve taken intercept surveys that are compared to their post trip viewpoints to identify “where guests receive their information” and “what they wish they had known”. For the 18-19 winter season, retail workers, servers/bartenders, concierges/hotel staff, and the Welcome Center rose in rank and accounted for the top resources of in-town information, only second to Google. The wrong recommendation due to a lack of knowledge not only negatively impacts the guest experience, but can change the guest from a promoter to a detractor. According to Destination Analyst, over 86% of travel decisions are decided by word of mouth opinions.

How Breck 101 benefits a business:

  1. The participants in the program occupy some of the highest guest interaction positions in Breckenridge and will gain the knowledge to recommend your business to the right guest. With all the changes throughout the last year and a half, it’s more critical than ever that frontline staff are aware of your current offerings.
  2. Utilize the students of this program to help train your own employees. If there’s an opportunity for your business to use our students as “guests” to support new offerings or demonstrations while helping to train your own staff, we want to help!
  3. Reviews delivered by the students and provided through Trip Advisor, Yelp, Facebook, and the One Breckenridge “Who Made Your Day” recognition program. This feedback can be used to improve your offerings.  

With two annual programs since 2017, we’ve learned a great deal and want to work with your business to create enticing experiences to get guest service workers in the door and learn about all you have to offer. 

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