PAII 2013

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Just so you can start planning, they announced this morning that the PAII conference in 2013 will be in Las Vegas.

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Possibly go...have relative here & there out west, could extend my stay.

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Silly question... but of those who attended, was there anything that was oriented to the International crowd or was everything basically US oriented. Wondering if we should even think of going or it's just a total waste of time for us.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

Silly question... but of those who attended, was there anything that was oriented to the International crowd or was everything basically US oriented. Wondering if we should even think of going or it's just a total waste of time for us.

The New England Conference is April 30- May 2 in Cape Cod, MA.

Similar lineup, slightly smaller conference. Might be an option for you.

Check out the lineup at Innkeeping Show

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:
Silly question... but of those who attended, was there anything that was oriented to the International crowd or was everything basically US oriented. 

I wasn't in Little Rock but I was in Charleston last year.  You can usually check out the lineup of workshops online.  I would say well over half of the workshops are good for anybody - cooking, basic operations, customer service, most internet and website stuff.  You might not want the selling or appraising workshops (usually only 1 or 2) and maybe not the credit card processing.  I never go to those anyway.

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There were always 5 or 6 workshops going on at the same time, so plenty to pick from, and as Muirford says, almost all of them would be useful to the international crowd.

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I just might go. I have an ex-sister-in-law in Vegas. Have to go there in April for their daughter's wedding, might line it up then. Since we will be having a Gov inaugeration (Legislature meets and goes into recess until after the new Gov - or old one - takes oath), Muni League s/b in Feb so I can go.

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 Guess it will be the Mid-Atlantic Convention for me again. I have no earthly desire to go to Las Vegas. That is strictly a hotel town.

The Mid-Atlantic is just as good but smaller so we'll stay here. 

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It will be at the Tropicana.

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 There site sure doesn't make it easy to check rates. Right now the standard rate goes from $250 up. Hope PAII is getting a good deal for its members.

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I pulled rates from $69 on their site

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Yes, there will be a special group rate. The group rate in Little Rock saved us about $100/night over the standard rate on the hotel website. Closer to meeting time they will release the group rate code you'll use to get the special pricing.

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I wrote this week in a blog article:

 
"Just say no to neon tucker"

 

Vegas is one big ol' neon bed and breakfast! haha

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Will definitely go.  Idea exchange, new things to think about and desert sunshine works for me!

 

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Dang, I do so despise Vegas.

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Madeleine wrote:
Dang, I do so despise Vegas.

Me, too! I was hoping for a better place.

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 probably because air fare usually has good deals there and hotel rates a deal someplaces

did they say what hotel? they probably think it will atract folks who may have not been before.

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catlady wrote:

 probably because air fare usually has good deals there and hotel rates a deal someplaces

did they say what hotel? they probably think it will atract folks who may have not been before.

and weather.

Being January pretty much eliminates all plains states and NE. 

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January in Vegas is NOT HOT, like it is COLD. BUT it ain't MN OR VT

OF COURSE we might go anyway- got friends there we need to see and it might be fun to meet some of our innkeeping friends there.

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 I would go just to meet y'all. If it were a wee bit closer. 

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When will it be ? What month Please?

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Probably in January. That is usually when it is.

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OH gosh I hope not. Having to cross mountain pass would be very hard at that time of year. I can hope for spring like portland conferance was.

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Finally, you can mark your calendar for the 2013 PAII conference in Las Vegas. It will be held January 28-31.Finally, you can mark your calendar for the 2013 PAII conference in Las Vegas. It will be held January 28-31.

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I went to a PAII conference several years ago when it came to Branson. I was not impressed at all. I really didn't come away with much from it. If I was a new innkeeper I probably would go. Most of the things they talk about are all online or things that you already know if you have been an innkeeper for any length of time! To be honest with you, I get more out of participating with this Forum. Just my opinion. Maybe it has changed over the last few years.

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Bob wrote:
To be honest with you, I get more out of participating with this Forum. Just my opinion. Maybe it has changed over the last few years.

No, I agree. I get more tips here in a week's time that I got at the convention. But it's still nice to meet and share with other's in the field, and I DID pick up a few things I haven't learned here, so it was worth it.

Plus Linda and I had the best meal of our life at a restaurant across from the convention center last night, so that alone was worth the trip!

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Is thinking about going.

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 Thanks for the info

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