INNKEEPING AS A CAREER

How To Easily Increase Your Direct Bookings, Blogging Gives You a 434% Higher Chance…

Fix Your Photos & Get More Direct Bookings A few hours spent improving your photos can yield many more bookings! Did you know that refreshing your photos can give you a Huge Bang for the Buck? – That’s because, these days – People make decisions by photos! (In addition to location, price, & reviews.) In interviews […]

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Airbnb Boycotting Google, Inns Ditch Pillows & Magazines, One Inn’s Fixed List Put Them On Page One

Inns Ditch Magazines and Pillows

Inns Ditch Magazines and Pillows A hallmark of hospitality at an inn is the personalized service. It’s the conversations over breakfast that create new friendships. It’s the homemade treats, cozy rooms. How are inns supposed to create this atmosphere in the middle of a pandemic? The American Hotel & Lodging Association launched the Stay Safe […]

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Hidden Fees Airbnbs Charge, How Inns Make Guests Feel Secure, Telling Guests What to Wear? 1-Minute Omelet

Should You Tell Guests What to Pack & Wear?

Visit Napa Valley Should You Tell Guests What to Pack & Wear? Visit Napa Does. Although it seemed frivolous at first, when I read through the newsletter it made sense – such as not wearing perfume when wine tasting. And temps can change and overall such a list is kind of handy. Additionally, it gives road […]

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9 More Weeks of “High?” Season, Pandemic Pricing, Coconut Pancakes

Summer Isn’t Over Till It’s Over

Some inns are attracting the new crowd of work from home “office” workers. Now is a good time to plant seeds for business people to work from your inn. The most efficient way to do this is by sending photos of what it’s like to work from your inn. You might include lunch or other quiet spaces […]

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6 Reasons Why You Might Have A High Bounce Rate, You Can fix Things

Get Some Vitamin C For Your Bounce Rate

Palmer House Inn Newsletter Here’s Some Vitamin C for Your Bounce Rate If you have Google analytics set up on your website, you may have been receiving a new report from Google on your bounce rates, number of visitors to the website, length of stay and the increase or decrease in those numbers. This week we are talking […]

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Innkeeper Mixes Renters & Guests, Survival 401, Offering Office Space, Airbnb’s New Way of Going Public, 100 New Bon Appetit Breakfast Recipes

Guest Room Outdoors

No Guests?? Mix Year-Round Renters & Guests Survival 401- Innkeeper Shares His Strategy “I’ve now rented out 9 rooms year round to mostly single men (40-60 years of age).  Most have recently broken up in a relationship, fallen on tough times or are going through divorce. I charge $1000 – $1200 a month. They all […]

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7 Reasons You Need A Webmaster On Speed Dial

7 Reasons You Need A Webmaster

7 Ways A Webmaster Will Keep Your Business Humming 1) Update WordPress Plugins,versions of software and replace discontinued software and plugins. 2) Keep Up With Google – Constant updates seem to be mandated by Google. Think of what’s happened in the last 5 years (1) First sites needed to have at least a stand alone mobile application or they’d […]

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7 Totally Different Bed and Breakfast Websites for 7 Different Inns, They Love Their New Websites

What We Heard

Websites to Attract the Perfect Guest Do you want the dazzling, glorious parts of your inn to grab the perfect customer match for you? The guest who will come back again and again? We help you match your website design to what you have created at your inn – location, nature, architecture, and all your […]

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BookingSuite Is Dumping You- – It Will Be a Gift, New Websites Get Higher Conversions and More Guests

Replace Your BookingSuite Website Sooner Than Later - It Will Be So Much Better

Replace Your BookingSuite Website Sooner Than Later – It Will Be So Much Better You have busted your you-know-what to provide the beautiful space and awesome hospitality you offer. Now those of you who have BookingSuite websites have to deal with yet another Challenge – building a new website before BookingSuite’s November deadline when they […]

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Tripadvisor’s New Program, The Invisible Check In, Money Still Available from Paycheck Protection Program

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor has a following. These folks trust TA to help with all their vacation needs. So Tripadvisor is rolling out the concept of “the considered trip.” CEO Steve Kaufer says this means they will “piece it all together: the hotel, the experiences, the dining, and the shopping.” How can you make sure your inn is […]

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