Is It Valentine’s Day Already?

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is this Sunday.  That means the Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show is less than a month away.  “Tempus fugit,” as my high school Latin teacher would say.  She would also say “Semper ubi sub ubi,” but that’s beside the point. (Look it up, if you’re interested).  With regard to your thinking about coming to Austin in early March, I’ll bet most of you are in one of these camps: I don’t care what it...

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Day 1 at the 2009 Innkeeping Show – Allied Association Leadership Meeting

I’ve asked some folks at the INnkeeping Show here in Atlanta to “guest blog” about their experiences. These are being cross-posted to the PAII member forum. Heather Tyreman Bronze Antler B&B Joseph, OR Greetings from Atlanta and the 2009 PAII Conference! Today’s pre-conference activity included the Association Leaders Meeting. Twenty-five innkeeper-leaders from across the United States and Canada assembled...

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Creating Memories

At the risk of having this column sound like a promo for our Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show, I want to list for you some great memories I personally have now that the Atlanta show is over. I’ll explain the importance of this list at the end of the column. 1. Having a fantastic time at dinner with some innkeepers from Texas, all of us highly anticipating a fantastic Innkeeping Show in Austin next March. The Texas B&B...

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More Blogging from 2009 Innkeeping Show

Ms. Terry Adams Boxcar Willie Inn Branson, MO Now that we’re halfway through the last day of the 2009 Innkeeping Show And Conference here in Atlanta, I—as a first-time attendee—am stealing a few moments away from all the activities to log a few observations: 1. You don’t have to eat all the desserts. Of which there are lots and lots to sample. PAII and its sponsors treat you well, but it’s up to...

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2009 Innkeeping Show – Two Vendor Perspectives

Mary White BnBFinder.com New York, NY We’ve been to nearly every PAII conference in the past 11 years and this is one of the best, the most needed, or both! As a vendor we’re enjoying meeting or reconnecting with so many innkeepers as well as the other vendors committed to this industry. The camaraderie and enthusiasm are infectious and just what we all really need in these uncertain economic times. For the innkeepers who are not...

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Day 2 at the 2009 Innkeeping Show – Newbie Innkeeper Geek Perspective

Tim Brady Forty Putney Road Bed and Breakfast Brattleboro, VT Amy and I took the trek to our second PAII conference this year. We arrived yesterday evening and luckily caught one of Jay Karens “tweets” about taking the MARTA which saved us $36… When we got off the train it was all uphill (literally) when at the top we found a Chick-fil-a (none of those in VT and the sweet tea rocks!). Checked in and got all signed in...

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