April 2016

Newsletter Checklist

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Your Newsletter Checklist Decide What Your Want – What do you want your guests to do/think/feel when they read your newsletter? Book a room? Write a review? Keep making a plan to return? Write your subject line so that the newsletter will be opened – use recipes, numbered events (3 Top New Chefs) – topics […]

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Each Fabulous Photo You Take Could Be Worth Thousands


  Each Fabulous Photo You Take Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars in Reservations Take Your Own Fabulous Photos by Linda Nolte of Ivy House. Every great photo you use on your website and post to others is worth $$$$. In fact, there’s an uptick of so it’s almost like clicking for money. Click those […]

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4 Fab Historic Inns of California coast


1. San Diego’s Glorietta Bay Inn – 1908 – Encounter resplendent grandeur at this Edwardian mansion, built for the renown John D. Spreckels and now a historic landmark. Major restoration has preserved many of the original light fixtures, sconces and chandeliers, brass banisters, marble stairs, copper-clad glass doors, hardwood floors and ornate woodwork. The Music Room […]

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New to Weddings?


Can You Answer Brides’ 7 Questions? By Event Planner & Sand Rock Farm Innkeeper, Jen Hagglof, Aptos, Calif If inns plan to do weddings or already do them, they need to be prepared to answer the following questions when potential clients inquire: What is the cost to rent the venue? What is the capacity? What are the […]

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Google Means it This Time Get Mobile Friendly or Get Pushed Down the Page

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Links, Content & Mobile Keep You at the Top of Google Search A Search Engine Watch writer recently revealed his thrill to have heard GOOGLE secrets slip out of the mouth of Andrey Lipattsev at a conference in Ireland where he stated that the most important things websites need to stay on the top of […]

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Win an Inn for Your Kids, New Way for Groupon to Get You Guests

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Win a Maine Inn for your kids. Did you raise a future innkeeper? If your child was raised in an inn, this could be a dream come true for all of you, a mortgage-free inn. “Don’t delay! Entries are due by September 19, 2016, – winner will be chosen on October 13th, which is the […]

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Mother’s Day is May 8th, Make Mom and Grandma Happy

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Promise a Roadtrip –  My daughter and granddaughter recently went on a road trip together and it reminded me of the vivid, happy memories of roadtripping with my parents. There is nothing better than a trip with family – they will remember it always. Honor your Mother, Grandmother, favorite Aunt or special friend on Mother’s […]

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