Tag Archives: hospitality

Bed and Breakfasts Need to Do Some Digital Housekeeping!

Innkeepers, when was the last time you looked, REALLY LOOKED at your website, especially your home page? And checked it? And checked the whole site? I have a project I am working on for a lodging organization, it includes going … Continue reading

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Airbnb, should innkeepers beat em or join em?

 I would say do both. Facts: Airbnb isn’t going away. They are getting and probably will get, a lot more funding in the future. Airbnb renters are basically stealing guests from lodging facilities that are paying rooms & meals taxes, … Continue reading

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New Facebook Business Page changes Bed and Breakfasts should be aware of

https://www.facebook.com/Applesauceinnbnb (new Business Facebook page layout) So as I continue my love-hate relationship with Facebook and it’s ongoing changes, I am endlessly fascinated as they givith and then they takith away. It’s sort of like watching a horrifying train wreck for … Continue reading

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How Innkeepers can Leverage Youtube’s Photo Slideshow Option

Early last year (date to the best of my knowledge) Youtube rolled out the ability to upload photos and turn them into a video/slideshow. I think video is incredibly important for innkeepers, but may be cost prohibitive for many and … Continue reading

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Is Chamber membership worth it for Bed and Breakfasts?

One answer, Yes and No. It depends on the Chamber of Commerce. I get this question frequently, especially from people just opening up B&Bs for the first time. I just got this question again last night and decided to finally … Continue reading

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Facebook, Edgerank and Bed and Breakfasts

Yesterday I wrote a post for our local Chamber’s newsletter and put it on the local Patch as well. This was prompted by the overwhelming numbers of businesses thinking they needed to A. pay to post at all and B. … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfasts and the local Patch

Patch.com just really started to come on the radar since late last year. To take Connecticut as an example, I remember there only being a 3 or 4 hyperlocal sites and now there are 67 and rolling at apparently several … Continue reading

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