Once you receive an application, go to your inbox to read it. You can check the traveler’s full profile, the position and the dates he or she applied for.
You can answer in 3 different ways:
→ Pre-approve: use it when you’re sure you want to host the traveler.
→ Write back: send a message to get to know the traveler better.
→ Decline: if you’re not interested in receiving the traveler.
Have in mind most travelers have flexible dates, so instead of declining someone because of availability, you can pre-approve them for different dates by clicking on “Suggest other dates”.
You can exchange as many messages as you want with the traveler, but you have 4 days to send the first message. If you don’t answer in 4 days or less, the application expires.
When you’re sure you want to receive the traveler:
- Click on “Pre-approval”. Change the dates if you have to.
- The traveler will receive the pre-approval message and (s)he’ll be able to confirm the trip.
Travelers pay a fee to Worldpackers the moment they confirm a trip with a host. This increases commitment, decreases the chances of a no show and allows both sides to review each other by the end of the experience.