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  1. MarcZ

    Be green. 15 Tips on how to create a more sustainable inn.

    Be green. Here's some great tips from wikiHow on how to make your inn more sustainable. Don't let the title fool you, these tips are applicable to B&Bs as well. "How To Create a Green Hotel" Eco-friendly lodging is not only great for the environment...
  2. MarcZ

    3 Trends in Travel Marketing for 2012-13

    Business2Community recently posted this article about current trends in Travel Marketing. 1.Going Green 2.Personalized Experiences 3.Mobile, mobile. mobile...
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    NY: Join Bescover's VP Marie Lanier at the Empire State Bed and Breakfast Association's Annual Meeting Nov 7

    Bescover's VP, Marie Lanier will be speaking at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, NY on November 7, 2012. Marie will speak on "Mobile Money....Is it flowing into your B&B?" Did you realize that 34 million travelers use their mobile devices to research travel BEFORE they book, and that their...
  4. MarcZ

    Decorating for Halloween

    I love Halloween and all the fun that comes with it. Do you decorate your inn like a haunted house...or is your inn a haunted house? Which inns really get into it, I'd love to see some links to pictures or even hear of some ghoulish themed treats. For those that may go overboard with this, have...
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    Do you recycle your used soap bars, shampoo, and amenities?

    I have read a few B&B blogs where innkeepers talk about programs such as this one I came across earlier called Clean the World. It seems like a great concept in that your used soaps and such are collected to be used in communities where basic needs such...
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    Social Media: Which outlet do you see as most effective for creating leads for your inn?

    Social Media: Which outlet do you see as most effective for creating leads for your inn?
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    How do you market to existing guests?

    I assume most innkeepers keep a good email list of existing customers to e-mail about specials and such; as well as have read from some innkeepers that give customers discount vouchers for off season dates. I've also red where some inns will "upgrade" customers to better rooms when available to...
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    What tool do you use to tie your social media together?

    Interested in what programs you as innkeepers use to tie your social media together. I can understand that keeping an inn, and a blog, and a twitter, and a FB, and a pinterest, and, instagram.....etc is a lot of work. What programs do you personally use to keep all of your social media...