INNKEEPERS

Best B&B Inn Reservation Systems, B&B For Vets

Reservation Systems to Love and Hate What Reservation System Contributed to $6,500 loss in one month? Yesterdays question of the week brought many and surprising experiences from innkeepers around the United States – some included here: Clock PMS Works for Our 17 Inns  -At the last-minute, back in December 2018, we realized Eviivo did not have what it takes […]

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5 Innkeepers Give Their Experience With Expedia Vs. Booking.com

Innkeepers Share Which Way They Went 5 Innkeepers Advise Booking.com Or Expedia Did you notice yesterdays’ Question of the Week? “I read your newsletter, but I have not seen a comparison of Booking.com vs. Expedia.com. Looking at the Expedia site, I did not see a percentage they charge; they infer the percentage is a range […]

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Four Inns Sued Over ADA Website Compliance Share Their Process

We are sharing an innkeeper’s first-hand experience.  In spite of the pain he’s gone through, he’s done a wonderful job of articulating a possible game plan for innkeepers. His hope is to give other innkeepers insight if they become a victim of an ADA lawsuit. “I am writing regarding the issue of ADA compliance and innkeepers websites. […]

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ADA & What You Can Do to Prevent A Lawsuit Over Your Website

Some ADA Requirements Include Coding Photos, Color Contrasts, and More What Lodging Associations Are Saying About ADA Website Compliance ADA lawsuits continue to demand the attention of innkeepers. From the California Lodging Association newsletter last week we read: “Our Most Popular Helpline Question – Unfortunately” “Sadly, our most numerous Helpline questions start out like this: “I just […]

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The Innkeeper Brain, Intense Book Direct for Your Bed & Breakfast

Plan a Trip for Your Innkeeper Brain Even if it’s a simple exchange with another inn – put a trip plan in your brain. Researchers at the University of Surrey found that people are happiest when they have a trip coming up and that they feel a greater sense of joy and contentment than those who […]

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Inn Website of the Month

Website Of The Month – the Chandler   Boutique Inn Shows Powerful But Subtle Booking Path The rates here at the 20-room Chanler are $695 – $1125 – so you know they had a big budget for their website. Why not check out the features you can use on your own website. It’s good design […]

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Long-Scrolling Bed & Breakfast Websites Convert Visitors to Guests Fast

Long Scrolling Home Pages Get the Visitor Fully Engaged LONG SCROLLING PAGES ARE A THING It’s a New Trend Why? Because it makes mobile searching and booking Faster & Easier. The long-scrolling home page with 9 Book Now buttons  The super long-scrolling Experience Page with 33 Book Now Buttons Long scrolling Home Page for Bed & Breakfast […]

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How to Make Your Bed & Breakfast Website Shine and 3 Tips to Build Your Website Easier & Quicker

Website of the Week Santa Barbara’s Upham Hotel You’ve got to see this Website. Upham Hotel has been on the bed and breakfast scene at least 30 years and has quietly grown into more and more refined property. The HOME PAGE IS SHINY Santa Barbara has always been a high demand getaway and Upham is keeping up to […]

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5 Mistakes Killing Your Bed & Breakfast Website

5 Mistakes Killing Your Website Installing Plugins – Plugins are something that should be carefully considered. The more plugins, the slower your website will load. Analyze them prior to installation AND remove any unnecessary plugins. Not Backing Up – It is critical to backup a site otherwise you risk losing everything! Crashes, security breaches and hackers! Backup […]

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Insurance for B&B Inns, Is Expedia Still Providing False Information about Your Inn?, Lawsuits, Brie & Potato Strata

What We Heard From Innkeepers Insurance for Bed & Breakfast Inns Many innkeepers responded to fellow innkeepers having their insurance canceled by Farmers Insurance. We chose a few to include here. A couple of agents contacted us directly. Hospitality Insurance Agency: – Here’s the insurance agent I use.  Damian Petty – Agent/Broker: Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance Agency www.LRHInsurance.com, CA License […]

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