I’ve been at a trade event for the aviation industry for the past couple of days. You might be wondering, what exactly does the aviation industry have to do with The Cat Cafe?
That’s a good question. I’m happy to answer it.
I’m sure everyone knows San Diego is a very popular city for tourists to visit. And it only makes sense. With our almost always gorgeous weather, attractions like the San Diego Zoo, and our world famous beaches, whatever the time of year, people like to visit.
Someone has to get them there. And a lot of the people who get them there are the ones who either fly them there or make sure they’re taken care of en route.
Having the airport so close to downtown San Diego has its upsides and downsides. The downside, especially for those living near the flight path, is the airplane noise. The upside, from the perspective of The Cat Cafe, is having a lot of pilots and flight attendants staying in downtown hotels.
And having the opportunity to introduce them to the concept of The Cat Cafe is a good way to create additional customers, who also can help spread the word within the aviation community.
For the past two days, I’ve been in Las Vegas, meeting with pilots and flight attendants from many of the airlines that take you around the world. I’ve had the opportunity to explain to them what The Cat Cafe will offer and why it’s worth stopping in. Sure, they can get their coffee from the hotel or the chain coffee shops nearby. But if they want to enjoy a locally roasted coffee and get to play with animals when they miss their pets, why not?
And that is the reaction I’ve gotten. They’re excited about the concept, and they’re happy that they’re going to have the chance to show their colleagues something new and interesting during their next trip to San Diego.