The 5 Es is a map of the five stages that customers go through – Entice, Enter, Engage, Exit, and Extend.
It’s a tool that we’ve developed is based on the 5 Es of Customer Journey. It’s actually a system that was developed in the retail marketing sector, but we’ve pulled it apart for tourism and specifically in relation to a physical place, to help you understand some goals for a designing a visitor experience.
We suggest that the first thing you do is map out the path and the process that they go through now, so you’ve got a picture of what it looks like today. Then you can start looking at ways to improve it, and brand it and make it unique.
This is a process specifically targeting places, but I’m sure you can see how it would apply on a larger scale across your marketing and post sales engagement as well.