B&B draws scrapbooking enthusiasts
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The newest bed and breakfast in McHenry County, Ill., is hoping its specialized theme scrapbooking weekends help draw visitors to the Victorian-style home. To help the experience, scrapbooking guests are pampered. Each guest gets their own six foot table a must-have in the world of scrapbooking, along with a make-and-take project. More
Couple works toward opening bed and breakfast in Calico, Calif.
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For shop owner Henry Goodman, anything that brings people into Calico Ghost Town, Calif., is a good thing. That includes a recent proposal for a bed and breakfast that Kirk and Sylvia Andrews want to open in a vacant three-story building better known as the Dome House. More
Internet marketing 101: E-mail trends for 2010
With 2010 mere days away, most marketers are frantically putting the finishing touches on marketing plans. Before focusing too hard on video or social ad formats, however, marketers should plan a bit more in email. E-mail is old, you say? E-mail is proven, say the experts. More
The most inviting, enlightening and unusual travel trends for the new year
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What's the reality of travel for 2010? What are trends? Think vacations to Suriname and Malaysia. Germophobic travelers. Trips through the Northwest Passage and to Nicaragua. Renewed emphasis on airline security. And be the first on your block to book that trip to Romania. More
Travel trends for 2010
Call it the year of travel uncertainty. In 2009, travelers hesitated, debated and vacillated about booking travel in record-breaking numbers, according to the World Travel Trends Report — the number waiting till just a week or less before deciding to go away rose 18 percent. It's all about the economy and its unpredictability. So any predictions about the year ahead in travel have to take into consideration the uncertainty factor. An exercise in futility? Not entirely. The tourism industry isn't going to just disappear, after all, especially with all the pent-up wanderlust that's accumulated in 2009. More
Travel business likely to remain weak in 2010, new poll finds
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Americans say they aren't likely to travel much more in 2010 than they have this year, despite optimism that they will from many Wall Street, travel industry analysts, and industry leaders. A new USA Today/Gallup Poll finds that only 16 percent plan to fly more or stay more often in hotels next year than they did in 2009. About 30 percent say they actually will fly less frequently and have fewer hotel stays. The primary reason: a still-weak economy. More
U.S. Travel Association statement on new security measures for international travelers
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Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement of significant new air security measures for international travelers to the United States. More
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A delicious, simple quiche for breakfast or brunch with bacon and Swiss cheese. More
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Book your room for the 2010 Innkeeping Show
The 2010 Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show is taking place March 8-11 in Austin, Texas. If you havent booked your room yet, do so before Feb. 4.
Experience an authentic luxury hotel in Austin featuring the distinct style and diverse personality of the Lone Star State at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Nestled in the picturesque hills of the Texas Hill Country, this Austin Arboretum Hotel provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, sophisticated boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. From the dramatic nine-story atrium to the stylish, oversized rooms, this Austin, Texas hotel features luxurious accommodations and an abundance of upscale amenities. Enjoy close proximity to Downtown, Sixth Street, as well as Austin Bergstrom International Airport. This uniquely Renaissance, distinctly Austin, Texas, hotel offers a luxurious, eclectic experience.
All Conference & Trade Show events take place in the Renaissance Austin. We know there are other hotels in Austin in which you can choose to stay, however we strongly encourage you to stay at the host hotel, for convenience and to help the Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show meet its room quota.
Reasons to stay at the host hotel:
Attendee gift only for those who stay at the host hotel
Nightly recap news with the latest days goings on and what is scheduled with updates for the next day
You get to sleep later because your commute from your room to the Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show is approximately 2 minutes... not to mention we'll have coffee available before the general sessions kick off in the morning
More opportunity to network with your peers
FREE in-room internet access
FREE local and long distance calls *
*(within the country), not available in all markets
Reservations for Renaissance Austin:
512-343-2626 | 800-468-3571
Please mention that you are attending The Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show.
The room block is open – BOOK NOW!
DEADLINE FOR THIS RATE: FEB. 4
Standard Room: $169
Upcoming Industry Events
Jan. 10-13, 2010|
2010 Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show & Conference
Hot Springs, Va.
Jan. 17-19, 2010
Tri-State Conference - Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky
Jan. 31 Feb. 2, 2010
InnSpire Conference & Trade Show
Feb. 78, 2010
Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri Conference
Feb. 2224, 2010
The Soft Side of Innkeeping - hosted by the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas
Feb. 28 March 1, 2010
Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Innkeepers Gathering and General Meeting
Feb. 28 March 2, 2010
Annual Illinois B&B Association Meeting
March 811, 2010
2010 Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show
April 18-20, 2010
Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association Conference
Complete schedule of events