The Lodging Resource Newsletter, Issue #10, February 2012

Hello again Lovely Innkeepers!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

A great quote from http://www.bedandbreakfast.eu/blog/innkeepers/2011/03/28/bb-critic-%E2%80%98bed-breakfasts-really-raised-the-bar-high%E2%80%99/

“Why do people go to a B&B, instead of a hotel? It’s a question he has often been asked. He answers it with a simple example. “A hotelkeeper buys his orange juice at the wholesalers; a B&B-owner presses his own oranges. A hotelkeeper doesn’t make time for that, a good B&B host or hostess does. That is the big difference.”

Pinterest seems to be a hot network to be on and many innkeepers are jumping on board. It’s to early to tell whether it’s here to stay, but in the interim it’s a great place to poke around for ideas and especially for breakfast ideas!

If anyone is going to be at the Midatlantic Innkeeper Conference, I hope we will get a chance to say hi. I’m be giving some sessions there.

March 2011, Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference Schedule

Monday March 5

Private Tutorials! How to Set Up Your Facebook, Twitter and Blog Accounts 9:30am – 2:30pm

Presenter:Pinterest for Bed and Breakfasts 2:45-3:45 time

Tuesday March 6

Presenter: Twitter Guest Targeting workshop Tuesday, 10:45am-11:45am.

Presenter: QR Codes forBed and Breakfasts to Tuesday at 2:00-3:00pm

Helpful Free Applications

Mobile Phone Emulator, extremely useful for seeing how your website looks on various mobile phones. http://www.mobilemoxie.com/handset-emulators/phone-emulator/kl

Quipol, a very neat social media poling platform http://quipol.com/

Transcribe, Transcribe helps you transcribe audio without having to alternate between an audio player and a text editor.http://transcribe.wreally.com/

11 Free Services for Scheduling Social Media Updates http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/technology/article/11-free-services-for-scheduling-social-media-updates-1?extlink=sm-openforum-tw

Forfeng’s Favorite Posts of the Past Month

Exposing Five Popular Myths of Social Media http://www.hotelresource.com/article61110.html

Too Many Social Media Marketers Still Believe Size Matters http://socialmediatoday.com/node/437492

5 Ways to Brand Your New YouTube Profile http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-ways-to-brand-your-new-youtube-profile/

3 New Apps to Manage Your Social Networks http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/3-new-apps-to-manage-your-social-networks/

Food Bites: Gluten, Gluten. Who’s Got The Gluten (Allergy) http://njchef.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/food-bites-gluten-gluten-whos-got-the-gluten-allergy/

Recent Blog Posts From our Blog that may be of interest to innkeepers:

Is Fangating a good option for Bed and Breakfast Facebook Pages? http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/is-fangating-a-good-option-for-bed-and-breakfast-facebook-pages/

Follow up to Food Costing PAII Webinar for Bed and Breakfasts http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/follow-up-to-food-costing-paii-webinar-for-bed-and-breakfasts/

Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/chocolate-balsamic-vinegar/

Roasted Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Dill Savory Tart http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/roasted-broccoli-goat-cheese-smoked-salmon-and-dill-savory-tart/

More notes on Pinterest for Bed and Breakfasts http://chefforfeng.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/more-notes-on-pinterest-for-bed-and-breakfasts/

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One Response to The Lodging Resource Newsletter, Issue #10, February 2012

  1. bellegroveatportconway says:

    Great Post!

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