Three Hours with TripAdvisor
Sep05

Three Hours with TripAdvisor

                A few weeks back I flew to Boston and visited with some of the key lieutenants at TripAdvisor to go over my list of “things.” When I say “things,” I usually mean suggestions for ways B&Bs can be pulled out of the shadows on their site, the perennial lobbying for verification of reviewers, troubleshooting on issues that seem to cause innkeepers problems...

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About-Face on BedandBreakfast.com Policy
Jul10

About-Face on BedandBreakfast.com Policy

Ok, so I have to confess about something.  Everyone who knows me and PAII also knows that you would be hard-pressed to find someone more out front than moi with regard to representing the B&B industry’s interest on most matters – especially the phenomenon of online consumer reviews.  Two years ago I engaged our industry in the discussion and began “lobbying” various entities (i.e. TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc)...

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TripAdvisor Update
Jun22

TripAdvisor Update

As most PAII members and blog followers know, for nearly two years I have been meeting with TripAdvisor about the B&B industry’s issues with their web site.  With tens of millions of visitors each month, there has been no question about the importance of their system to even the smallest B&Bs around the continent and beyond.  It is in our industry’s interest that I meet with them and share our perspective on a host of issues. ...

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Improvement to Tourism Pages on TripAdvisor Helpful for B&Bs, Add Value to Business Listings for Innkeepers
Apr22

Improvement to Tourism Pages on TripAdvisor Helpful for B&Bs, Add Value to Business Listings for Innkeepers

Recently some changes were being tested on TripAdvisor’s “Tourism Pages” and it seemed there was a threat that B&Bs would be obscured on these all-important pages.  Tourism Pages (or city pages, as I like to call them) are where many travelers go to learn about a destination – many times before even thinking about where they’re going to stay.  I had a recent fantasy of taking my wife to Cinque Terre, Italy, (after a great...

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TripAdvisor Business Listings Promo Ends Soon for B&B Industry

Recently we announced a new partnership with TripAdvisor that allows only innkeepers in the B&B industry to enjoy 50% off rack rate pricing for their Business Listings program.  In addition, those innkeepers who are not members of PAII who sign up during our promotion (ends April 8), will get a free Silver Membership in PAII as an additional incentive.  TripAdvisor’s Business Listings program allows property owners to add their...

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Small – But Important – Change on TripAdvisor for Innkeepers
May27

Small – But Important – Change on TripAdvisor for Innkeepers

I reported recently that TripAdvisor was going to work on my suggestion to change a small, but very important, part of a property’s page.  And,…I’m happy to report, the change has been made!  This is good news. Every property page has a “Best Deals” box on the right side, in which are likely included sponsored links to various properties in your area.  Prior to the change, the title of the box would have...

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