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US issues travel alert after bin Laden killing
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The State Department issued a travel alert Monday, warning Americans traveling or living abroad to be cautious about anti-American violence in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death. President Obama announced late Sunday that bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, was killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, about 31 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. More

Survey: Small businesses underutilize e-commerce
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Based on an April poll by Newtek Business Services of approximately 1,200 independent business owners, small business owners apparently lack e-commerce initiative. The low percentage of clients taking payments online — 20 to 25 percent — suggests that many business owners do not know that their site can be a useful tool for selling merchandise as well as collecting receivables and payments for service. More

Your Guests Will Never Forget

Tins of gourmet chocolate, customized with your B&B’s logo, make great amenities or gift-shop items. Private labeling is now available in quantities as low as 288 tins. Guests keep the empty tins as souvenirs of their stay, so your branding will continue long after the delicious chocolate inside has been devoured! Act now and save $25 - $100 on initial orders!
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2011 travel industry benchmarking
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An Internet-based survey of 426 marketing executives, drawn from the TravelCom 2011 conference and Cornell Center for Hospitality Research database, with support from Vantage Strategy and iPerceptions, found a wide range of expenditures on online marketing, as well as considerable diversity in organizational structures. More

Toting tablets
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Tablets are the latest rage in the mobile computing world. But how many active travelers have one? And do their usage patterns differ from those associated with other forms of mobile connectivity? The answers to these questions, as revealed in our 2011 Portrait of American Travelers™, are provided here. More

New passenger rights rules will make air travel less bumpy for consumers
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If you have ever been frustrated by mysterious plane delays, being bumped from a flight or finding out that fares aren't as cheap as advertised, relief is on the way. The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new series of passenger rights, the second update in as many years. More

Find a Bed and Breakfast Inn Online

TheInnkeeper.com bed and breakfast directory search will allow you to find the ideal bed and breakfast inn, whether you are looking by location, amenities or specials.
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Business travel vs. business technology
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Ken Walker writes, "The Embassy Suites hotel chain does a comprehensive annual survey of business travelers to learn what motivates them to travel in the first place. The results were surprising to some, but I found them rather predictable. Here are some of the results of the survey, conducted by Wakefield Research and reported to me by Ben Tanner, Emanate for Embassy Suites Hotels." More

Through grants, small tech firms put government tax dollars to work
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M4 Engineering Inc., a small company in Long Beach, Calif., has figured out how to use tax dollars to prosper. Not its tax dollars. The company — which provides structural analysis, consulting and software development for aerospace firms — has leveraged a string of federal research grants into products and services it sells to clients. More



Perfect breakfast: Avocado and tomato toast
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Avocados are creamy, and oh so delicious and can be used for much more than just guacamole. This is one of the best ways to enjoy avocados and it's quick, easy, healthy and delicious. More

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Better Way to Stay Campaign


Better Way to Stay update
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We're almost up to 300 offers on www.BetterwaytoStay.com. Hat's off to those who've posted specials for free gas, gas credits and rewards for eco-driving and carpooling. Our initial release of the B&Bs for Gas! story netted approximately 200 placements online and in newspapers and magazines throughout the country and an estimated 86 million impressions. We're working with the media now to tie in Memorial Day travel to the offers. It's not too late to post your offer. We'll give a shout out on Facebook to the 300th offer.

Additionally, we're working on short notice with a syndicated writer who's trying to find out whether family travel to B&Bs is even, up or down against last year. She's also seeking any B&Bs with special programs geared entirely toward kids. Please email Marti Mayne at info@maynelymarketing.com no later than Wednesday, May 4 if you have any input for this writer.
 


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