Deborah Sakach

Bed & Breakfast Shares Secrets of Up to 10 Reservations Per Newsletter

Camelia Inn Shares Secrets of Up To 10 Reservations* Per Email   Camelia Inn is an iLoveInns newsletter client with D. Ringler as her customer support. This is a recent interview. Deborah: How do you pick your topics? Lucy Lewand: I like to think in threes such as 3 very small wineries, 3 restaurants, 3 […]

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Take 7 Minutes and Get More Guests

Contact Former Guests Now Promote Gift Certificates & Reservations   Three Easy Ways to Get More Bookings Keep building your list of prospects and guests, Make sure your website has a“sign up for discounts and news!” Also get emails from callers when you have no vacancies. Send newsletters to keep in touch with your private list Keep […]

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Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper Doesn’t Cancel Expedia’s Bad Credit Card Reservations

Bella Vista B&B, Penn.

What We Heard This Week: Innkeeper Doesn’t Cancel Expedia’s Reservations with Incorrect Credit Cards An innkeeper shared anonymously this week. “I’ve learned over the years, that often Expedia will send me reservations and then notices that I can cancel them because the credit card is invalid. “I stopped canceling those reservations.” “When the guest arrives I tell […]

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Tips on How to Start A Bed and Breakfast Inn With $100,000

What Innkeepers Want to Tell This Future Missouri Innkeeper About Her $100,000 Budget Janice Dyer won a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket recently. When the dust settled, she had won $100,000. “Dyer will be using her prize money to restore a mansion she recently purchased in Palmyra, turning it into a Civil War-themed bed and breakfast. […]

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Fall – You Can Make It The Happiest Ever, Plus America’s Best B&B Offer, Favorite Historic Experiences

Geneva on the Lake, NY

Have the Best Fall Ever Stay In An American Historic Inn Everyone raves about the historic sights in Europe but we have beautiful historic treasures right here in the good ole USA. And incredibly each inn you see here offers a  free night when you buy the first night. Why not support the preservation where much of […]

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

Netflix

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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