A saas platform like carthook.com but we're upselling tourist activities post hotel booking.
What issues should be anticipate and how do we validate demand for this idea and what's the first non scaling thing to do?
Communicate with a range of different people and get them to try it out for free and leave reviews. That would get you off to a good start and they can also tell you some negative things that you may be able to fix.
Validating Demand: you need to get a simple questionnaire based survey( mobile phone friendly ) from different hotels and staffers about the inquiry they get from guest, they are a good first hand source of what guest look for. This will give you an area specific demand habits of people.
What issue you will face: It wont work at all is an issue everything else is a good news.
Non Scaling thing: Run a pilot in a area and make the platform hotel specific this will encourage the hotels to promote it too.
You will have to conduct market research-- would this be considered an innovation? Will it disrupt the market??? It is not about the idea at first, it's about meeting needs-- what can this offer and is there anything else like it?