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95 Innkeepers Designed This Program

95 Innkeepers Told Us How   When we were considering a BOGO program (requested by Nabisco Shredded Wheat), we contacted 100 different inns because we knew everyone has different goals, challenges and perspectives. We were surprised when 95 of the 100 inns chosen at random, wanted to participate in the Buy-One-Night-Get-the-Second-Night Free program. Those 95 innkeepers told […]

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Todd Allen’s Mailing Plan to Get More Direct Bed & Breakfast Bookings

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Inn at Playa Del Rey, L. A. Get More Direct Bookings With a Newsletter Plan Try Innkeeper Todd Alan’s Proven Mailing Plan  Send emails to already booked guests encouraging longer stay Send emails to inspire re-bookings and gift certificate sales Create hand-written thank-you notes and give to guests at checkout with a discount incentive for […]

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Find Out What a New Webmaster Can Do For You

Sometimes You Just Need a New Webmaster We are hearing from more and more innkeepers about how their webmaster has let them down, isn’t available or it takes 3 weeks to get something simple done. Keeping your site up-to-date and beautiful is the number one marketing task every innkeeper needs.   5 Simple Things Your […]

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Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper Serenades Guests in Newsletters, Fall Picnics Bring Guests, The Right Link for Seattle’s $10 Airbnb Tax, Breakfast Quesadilla Make Ahead 30 Days

The 10 best picnic spots  Put your heads together and come up with favorite picnic spots near the inn – then start bragging in newsletters and on your website. Use your keywords – such as California Riviera best beach picnics. Big Bear is a mountain town 1-2 hours from Los Angeles – the city’s tourism […]

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Seattle’s FLAT Tax for Airbnbs $10Night, Inns & Irma, Innkeeper Talks Back to Boston Globe, 3 Inns’ Fall Specials

Innkeepers on Anna Maria island seemed to be relatively pleased when they returned to the island and realized they could open their doors quickly. Harrington House on Holmes Beach took action by posting directly on their website that they were open. Their communication is loud and clear.   And they have the webcam to prove it. Here Florida Inns […]

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Super Bed & Breakfast Blogs Seem to Put Inns On Top

Super Blogs Seem to Put Inns On Top Get Social with Exciting Blogs, Tweets, Facebook   Chole’s Super Blog Put Her at the Top of Search Engines Chole’s blog for Big Mill Inn is s a great nominee for best inn blog. That’s because of it’s authentic voice, Chole’s photos and for a genuinely interesting […]

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2 Best-of-Class Bed & Breakfast Inns Create Newsletters That Work

Inn at Playa Del Rey – L.A. area inn gets results with newsletters sent each month for many years. 2 Best-of-Class Inns Create Newsletters That Work Inns are keeping guests close with regular newsletters filled with fun events, good restaurants and amazing experiences. One of my favorites is Susan Zola’s of The Inn at Playa Del […]

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Has Your Bed & Breakfast Webmaster Done These 5 Things? The One-Page Inn Website, The “Fix It” Option

5 Things You Need Your Webmaster to Do Reverse your Inn Name so the Town or Region is first instead of the Inn Name – Matches Google search – example – Grand Rapids Bed and Breakfast Inn, Williams House Consistency – Don’t Spell Road one way in one spot and Rd. in another. Site crawlers can’t think […]

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Tips For Great Inn Websites, What’s to Really Like & 5 Things Not to Do

2 Steps to Get the Website You Want Most people who need a new website don’t really know what they want. But they do know what they Don’t want. 1. Look, Look, Look – One way to shorten the learning curve is to look at inn websites and find components that you like and dislike. Keep going […]

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4 Bed & Breakfast Inns Master Unique Experiences, 16 Healthy Appetizers, 6 Fun Minutes to Stress Reduction

1. Promote Your State’s Quirkiness – Why Are They Painting & Hiding Rocks in Ohio? – Inn at HoneyRun According to Jason’s Blog at Inn at Honey Run, “Northeast Ohio Rocks is a movement designed to spread happiness through unexpectedly discovering painted rocks in the Northeast Ohio region.” The inn itself has become a cultural center for […]

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