How to Make February a High Income Month, Last Day to Apply for 2020 Top 10 Romantic Inns, Airbnb & Other Tech Giants Skirt Laws

How to Make February High Income

Here’s how to make February a high income month;

  1. Promote All of February as Romantic
  2. Sell Valentine Gift Certificates – not every one can travel in February but they can make Valentine Promises to each other and also promise birthday and anniversary getaways. Many inns can bring in thousands of dollars in gift certificate sales around the romantic Valentine holiday.
  3. Increase Gift Certificate sales by Offering Them to All Past Guests – Send newsletters to guests – 3 to 5 between now and the end of February

(Act today if you want help with professional newsletters sent out in the next few weeks – we are reviving a holiday special originally offered in November.)


What We Heard This Week

“I don’t open a lot of email but I really enjoy reading your newsletters. They are so interesting and full of valuable information. Thank you.” Mamie, owner Rothschild-Pound House

“We need this new website so we can sell our B&B sooner.”

“Thank you for helping us figure out how to make our Winter/Spring special more obvious and faster to find on our website. I love the POPUP you thought of. Can you help me add more?” Penn. Innkeeper


How Tech Giants Such As Airbnb

are Ducking Laws

Here’s a quick look at how big tech dodges laws – written mostly about managing privacy for Cal. citizens and defining independent contractors which affects Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Door Dash. But there are some great one liners:

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb all grew huge by sidestepping laws and ordinances. 

“Why it matters: Powerful, moneyed tech firms are always going to have the will and the resources to try to evade regulation. That puts the onus on legislators to craft smarter, tighter laws with fewer loopholes.

The other coast: Regulators in D.C. are carefully watching the moves in California.

They “could learn from the gaps in California’s rules that companies are exploiting…”

The big picture: Flouting or finding loopholes in laws is nothing new for Silicon Valley. Uber, Lyft and Airbnb all grew huge by sidestepping laws and ordinances that might have kept them out of some lucrative markets.

In those cases, tech companies were finding workarounds to laws written for a pre-internet age. Now, they’re angling to pull off the same trick with laws written for them.

…”Tech giants will continue to have more resources, craftier lawyers and a more unified sense of purpose than the regulators and legislators …As long as there’s a policy that could upend how they do business, they’ll look for a way through or around it.”

More here –


Romantic Recipes innkeepers around the country are serving.

I Love Inns has collected romantic recipes from winners of the Top 10 Best Romantic Inns for many years as well as from innkeepers all around the country. Try these:


Mexican Hot Chocolate

A rich, creamy and slightly spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate. After one sip of this traditional hot chocolate you’ll never want to drink store-bought hot cocoa ever again!

Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 bars bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder, optional
  • whipped cream, optional
  • chocolate shavings, option