August 2018

Netflix’s New Bed & Breakfast Design Show, Innkeepers Book Direct Campaign, Southern Living On Tipping Innkeepers, Egg Clouds

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Watch This B&B Design Show & Come Up With a Good Idea for Your Bed & Breakfast This new series on Netflix was geared toward struggling bed and breakfast hosts – especially, for those with 19,000 competitors in places like Brooklyn. Marketing and design help is offered by Pete Lorimer and former Trading Spaces designer […]

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Letter to Guests: The Hotel Booking Revolution and How It Affects Bed & Breakfasts – by Northeast innkeeper

This letter printed below was written by a Northeast innkeeper to explain to Bed & Breakfast  guests just how Online Travel Agencies affect small inns (as well as hotels). He requested anonymity to prevent reprisals.   “Dear Guest: “You know the names. Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline. Collectively termed Online Travel Agents, or OTA’s, they control […]

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Convince More Travelers Your Inn is the Best Option, 5-Point Checklists

Convince More Travelers That Your Inn is the Best Option

Convince More Travelers That Your Inn is the Best Option   Get a new website and you can actually convince more travelers that your inn is the best option and they will have the best experiences. Some qualities to look for include: Original, Fresh Content Content is important in the web world, unique and up […]

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The Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper’s Department Store Discount, Joining iLoveInns.com

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Wicky Up Ranch, Near Sequoia National Park   What Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Said This Week “(The JC Penney deal) was specifically what prompted us to rejoin. PS..we just got a new king bed for one of our suites from JCP and I’m super happy – Saved a ton! – $400.”  Sharon Piper, Innkeeper 8/16   “Bedandbreakfast.com […]

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Bed and Breakfast Offers Secret to Success, Southern Porch Parties, Book Direct Letter to Guests

Wicky-Up Ranch, Calif.   What We Heard This Week “I’m in the CELEBRATION business. I dare any man to take their wife to an airbnb for their 25th wedding anniversary.” Penn. Innkeeper   “Hi, gang. Dave used to be such a help to me when we were in your directory. We stopped all advertising about […]

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Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Going Away Oct. 1

Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Is No More

Innkeeper Reports BedandBreakfast.com Is No More   BedandBreakfast.com is no more (as a company) as of Oct.1, according to one innkeeper’s recent discovery. Here’s what Dave Pollack of ForFriends Inn reported:   “One of our favorite, friendly and approachable referral websites is no more! BedandBreakfast.com was purchased by Expedia Group in Q4, 2015. Now, we’re fully seeing what […]

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Visit California Now For the Most Fun

Visit California Now For the Most Fun

The vast majority of the state’s tourism destinations are unaffected. The media continues to communicate a “California ablaze” narrative,  But the fires are burning in less than 1 percent of the state and there are minimal impacts to tourism corridors.    Look at All The Places You Can Go Mendocino Napa Calistoga Monterey Pacific Grove […]

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Hundreds of Inn Websites Showing “Connection Not Secure”, What to Learn From Airbnb, Getting Last Minute Summer Guests

Was Your Website Marked NOT SECURE On July 25? This is what your website will look like in the popular Google Chrome browser if you did not migrate your site to HTTPS after July 25. Google announced that all websites that didn’t migrate to HTTPS will be marked as “not secure” on July 25 and […]

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America’s Best Bed & Breakfasts Will Give You the Best Summer

Bella Luna Inn, Napa-Sonoma Wine Country

Bella Luna Inn, Napa-Sonoma Wine Country   Find the Best Bed & Breakfast Did you know that iLoveInns wroteThe Best Bed & Breakfasts in the West, The Best Bed & Breakfast in the Midwest, and Northeast and South with Rand McNally as the co-publisher? Selecting and writing about those B&Bs for the Rand McNally series taught […]

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