INNKEEPING AS A CAREER

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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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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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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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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60 Appetizers Served at Bed and Breakfasts, No-Charge Reservation System, Home Page Checklist for More Bookings

Chesterfield Inn, NH

Chesterfield Inn, NH How to Be An Island Of Calm When You’re Crazy Busy Smile – High-stress teams dealing in trauma and emergencies are able to maintain both their cool and their humanity. They don’t dismiss the seriousness of the situation; they simply relax and smile in a comforting (not fake) manner. Race Car Drivers – Slow […]

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Google My Business for Bed and Breakfasts, Chat Box Gets Results, Do You Need a House Car at Your B&B? Sundried Tomato Hash Browns

5 Tips to Manage Google My Business

Fun at ForFriends Inn, CA   Chat Box Gets 4-Night Reservation We installed a Chat Box on the 11-day-old ForFriends Inn website. Here’s an email from the innkeeper, Dave Pollack: “Sitting at home on a Sunday evening (last night) and the Chat box popped up. It was a guest on the site inquiring about availability and rates […]

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