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June 28, 2011

Reservation Calendar for a Bed and Breakfast

A client recently emailed me a question about a "reservation calendar" for an eleven room inn. This is really a two-pronged question. There are reservation systems, and there are reservation calendars. I'm answering the reservation calendar question in this article.

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August 15, 2005

Changing Times: Website Design

You know it when you see it and use it, but what is it about a bed and breakfast website that makes it good? Your website is an imperative B&B marketing tool. The quality of the website creates the first impression of your inn and hospitality; it sets the tone for the guest experience.

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January 25, 2005

Bed and Breakfast Forums

The B&B industry is a wonderful community that I've been part of one way or another for almost 20 years. Through this community I have had first class mentors who have taught me hospitality, have had helpful brainstorming sessions to solve problems, have learned valuable business and marketing tips, made special friends, had sympathetic ears for venting to, and had supportive friends to crow my successes and awards to. As the industry has matured and the community has grown, there have been even more opportunities for these experiences. PAII had its first bi-annual B&B convention in Philadelphia in 1998, and the changes that have happened since then are exciting and invigorating.

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November 5, 2004

Green Conference Centers

Meeting rooms and conference centers are a common additional revenue source for hotels; they could be for B&Bs too. Regardless of your property's size, having separate space for a meeting or conference is a smart move. Consider, while you are developing your conference center space, creating a green environment and practice for that space. If you already have a meeting room, that could be a great place to begin sustainable practices.

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March 15, 2001

Dispelling B&B Myths: Technology

I'd say the largest category of "Myth" I see innkeepers and aspiring innkeepers fall into is the "Authentic B&B" Myth. By that I mean the innkeeper justifies a decision on doing business, designing the inn or furnishing the inn based on what "authentic" inns do/did.

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December 5, 2000

Europe and Tourism in the 21st Century

In October, I travelled to Budapest, Hungary, to be initiated as a new member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. This is a group of senior independent consultants, working in various and diverse areas of the hospitality field. The members work worldwide and represent countries in all corners of the globe.

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