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    B&Bs to have representation on US Travel Association Board

    FYI...thought my friends on here would appreciate the news. The opportunity should be a good one for our industry. PAII CEO Elected to U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors For Immediate Release – April 6, 2011 Contact: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, info@maynelymarketing.com Haddon...
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    B&Bs likely safe from paperwork burden

    Hi all... Just wanted to put something out there for you to all know. The sweeping healthcare reform bill from last year included a provision that would require all businesses to start submitting 1099 forms for every vendor with whom you spend $600 in a given year...everyone from your handyman...
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    Can you legally kick guests out mid-stay?

    Hi Folks, Recently I attended the Heartland Conference in Eureka Springs, AR...and was approached with a question that honestly stumped me. Yes, it happens all the time - just ask my wife and staff. :) If you have a guest staying with you for a 3 night stay, and after 24 or 36 hours...
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    Some innkeepers qualify for new tax credit

    Have you hired someone since Feb 3, 2010 who was unemployed at the time? If so, you might be eligible for a payroll tax credit. Here are the guidelines under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010. Thanks to Deb Mosimann of the Swiss Woods Bed and Breakfast for bringing...
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    TripAdvisor Update

    As most PAII members and blog followers know, for nearly two years I have been meeting with TripAdvisor about the B&B industry’s issues with their web site. With tens of millions of visitors each month, there has been no question about the importance of their system to even the smallest...
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    Vote on Travel Promotion Act Imminent

    You may recall, I spent some time in Washington DC a few months back, lobbying for the passage of the Travel Promotion Act. The one-line summary of the bill (on the US Senate web site) is: "A bill to establish a non-profit corporation to communicate United States entry policies and otherwise...
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    Action Alert for Innkeeping Industry - Help Pass Travel Promotion Act Now!

    I’m wrapping up my day here in the nation’s capital, after having joined my colleagues from the travel industry in visiting several members of Congress and their staff. Our primary purpose in being in DC is to urge the passage of House Resolution 2935, also known as the Travel Promotion Act...
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    Response to SweetiePie and Comments about PAII

    Sorry, Swirt. I started a new thread. It's a different topic, and I figured if I posted this as a reply to the other thread, it would be very hard to read, as the boxes were getting too narrow for long posts. Sweetie Pie et al… Just because a company is “involved” with PAII doesn’t mean there...
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    Looking for volunteers who are NOT members of PAII

    Soon the PAII leadership will be deliberating a completely new approach to membership in the association. I'm looking for about 10 active innkeepers who are NOT currently members of PAII to participate in a 30-minute webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 2 pm EST. You could have been a member in the...
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    Congrats on the coverage Gillum House!

    Way to go, Kathleen....and way to go WV B&Bs. Jay http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=58419 Shinnston's Gillum House Offers Simple Service Working in W.Va.: Kathleen Panek's dream of operating a bed and breakfast started with a simple...
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    What the heck is Twitter?

    Some of you have probably heard the word "Twitter" sometime in the past 12 months. You might not have taken the time to learn what it is. It's a social networking tool that is pretty interesting. I know...I know...some of you are thinking, "Jeez! ANOTHER thing for me to think about or know...
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    Convincing TripAdvisor

    Nearly 300 innkeepers submitted their stories of hardship, grievance and praise for TripAdvisor when I asked the industry to share thoughts and opinions of how this site impacts the businesses and lives of innkeepers. Innkeepers spoke up and continue to send me emails almost daily on the...
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