Category Archives: Hospitality News

Innkeepers, Thinking of running a social media contest?

Thinking of running a social media contest? Before you do make sure you check out contest guidelines, and make sure that what you want to do is legal in your state. Each social media platform has different rules and regulations … Continue reading

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ADA Service Animal Requirements for Bed and Breakfasts

This past week I wrote an article for PAII’s May Newsletter with some information that the US Justice Department has put out on commonly asked questions about service animals. I wanted to elaborate a bit on the article, and delve … Continue reading

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Branding, Marketing and the Internet for Aspiring Innkeepers. Part Three

This is part three of a series based on a recent session I did for Aspiring innkeepers at the recent Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference in Virginia. Part One can be found here and Part Two here. Slide 14 gave screen shots … Continue reading

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Branding, Marketing and the Internet for Aspiring Innkeepers. Part Two

This is part two of a series based on a recent session I did for Aspiring innkeepers at the recent Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Conference in Virginia. Part One can be found here. Slide 10 was on utilizing your business cards and … Continue reading

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A revised way to curate Facebook Interest Lists for Bed and Breakfasts

For those unfamiliar with using Interest Lists in Facebook, they are a terrific way to curate content for re-posting on an inns or associations social media channels including re-posting to an inns or associations Facebook business page. While one method … Continue reading

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Q&A with Tripadvisor’s Head of Industry Relations, Brian Payea

A bit over a month ago, I got to visit Tripadvisor’s new Headquarters in Needham, MA, with our Fidelco Guide Dog Puppy in tow. (off topic for a minute, my husband and myself are volunteer puppy raisers for the Fidelco … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Professional and DIY Inn Photography

In browsing many innkeeping sites and looking at photos taken by innkeepers, as well as professional photographers, I’ve come across a few things of note that all photographers should be aware of. There are some great blog posts on DIY photography out … Continue reading

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