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B&B issue up for vote in Oahu, Hawaii
Pacific Business News    Share   
Honolulu's lengthy and contentious battle over regulating bed and breakfast lodgings could be nearing an end. Bill 7, introduced in the Honolulu City Council nearly two years ago, faces a final vote Dec. 16. The bitter dispute over B&Bs has pitted residents in neighborhoods like Kailua and the North Shore against each other. More
Announcing the 2010 Champion Award
Professional Association of Innkeepers International    Share   
PAII is introducing the 2010 Champion Award. This award is bestowed upon individuals who or entities which have succeeded in working on behalf of the bed and breakfast industry local, regionally, nationally, internationally and have garnered through a significant victory for innkeepers within the past 12 months. For example, the nominee could have had legislative or regulatory success, the creation of an indispensible benefit for innkeepers, or a public relations breakthrough that elevates the role of the innkeeper or profile of our industry. Submit your nomination today and tell us who you think has been a champion for the industry.
2009 conference recordings available online
Santa Monica Daily Press    Share   
Order and download sessions from the 2009 Innkeeping Conference online at www.innkeeping.org and visit the Innkeeper's Store to view all the recordings. Priced as low as $8 for PAII Platinum Members, $10 for PAII Members and $12 for non-members. More
Dec. 15 Webinar: Staying afloat in the off season
Professional Association of Innkeepers International    Share   
The seasonality of tourism makes marketing challenging, but not impossible. This workshop will focus on ways to increase income during the busy periods and generate additional bookings during the slower times. We'll cover everything from expanding revenues beyond room sales to creative packaging, cooperative marketing, developing social media outreach tools, plus more. Innkeepers will leave with practical new ideas for marketing and increasing revenues during the busy and slower seasons. Register today.
Insights November 2009
YPartnership    Share   
Without question, 2009 has been a year of considerable challenge for practically every travel service provider. So, as the year comes to a close, our thoughts turn to the year ahead with the hope that market conditions will improve. And for some in the industry, just "stabilize" would come as welcomed relief. The results of our most recent Travelhorizons survey suggest we're not out of the woods yet, however. And, not surprisingly, value will be in vogue once again. More
Historic cottage becomes new B&B
Santa Monica Daily Press    Share   
The planning commission approved a conditional use permit for a bed and breakfast at the old historic yellow cottage Santa Monica, Calif., attaching a series of stipulations including limiting the days of business operation to no more than 182 in a calendar year and requiring a manager to check in on guests two hours in the morning and a pair in the afternoon. More
B&B brings French culture to the Florida panhandle
WCTV    Share   
Before moving to the United States about two years ago, Michael Setboun spent seven years in France, working as a pharmacist. He says he wanted to preserve the integrity of the school while providing guests with a cultural experience. "For me it was important to keep something going on in this school. It was supposed to be torn down but we really liked the ambiance," says Setboun, owner of La Maison De Lucy. More
The business of social networking
The Detroit News    Share   
While social media still isn't widely used in the world of small business, a recent survey by Citibank and GfK Roper, a research and consulting firm in New York, found that a small percentage of firms are finding the sites to be valuable tools for marketing, advertising and generating more business. More
The "other 20 percent" of local SEO: Advanced ranking factors
Search Engine Land    Share   
Like so many other business phenomena, local SEO seems to follow the Pareto Principle: 20 percent of your optimization efforts (taking care of last month's basics) will get you about 80 percent of your results, especially when it comes to ranking. More
Study: Leisure travel still shaky in 2010
Pacific Business News    Share   
Leisure travel going into 2010 will continue to be shaky as issues — primarily money — plague travelers, according to a report by Ypartnership, an Orlando-based travel marketing and research firm. According to the firm's October 2009 survey of 2,200 U.S. adults, 53 percent of U.S. households are planning at least one leisure trip between now and April 2010. More
New B&B opens near Lake Whatcom in Washington state
The Bellingham Herald    Share   
Jo Umano recently started Deer Path Bed & Breakfast, which combines a personalized bed and breakfast with her 30 years of health and fitness expertise. "As far as I can tell, our concept is unique. Guests of Deer Path may take advantage of a personalized program of healthy eating and a fitness routine starting with breakfast and light exercise. It is perfect for the person who has wanted to feel better or for those who don't want to backslide during vacation," said Umano. More
Cubans hope, and wait, for flood of U.S. tourists
NPR    Share   
Tourism industry analysts say 1 million Americans could come to Cuba in the first year after travel restrictions are lifted, and even more after that. They won't all fit in the hotels and beach resorts owned by the Cuban government. Many would end up at places such as Alonso Miranda's apartment in Havana. Miranda charges visitors $45 a night for a private room with a private bathroom, a shower with hot water, a king-sized bed and a view to match. Miranda is one of many entrepreneurs in Havana with a casa particular, the Cuban version of a bed and breakfast. More
Happy holiday hosting
WCMH-TV    Share   
A casserole is a great make-ahead idea that is welcome at any meal. This sunrise sausage bake is full of family favorite flavors and can be made the night before. For an elegant, yet easy breakfast, or brunch dish, try a pear oven pancake. With sweet pears and a hint of cinnamon, it's a winner that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. More

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