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Click here to read the story, which is mostly about a new web site offering “professional” reviews.
I chatted with author, Laura Bly, for an hour and a half the other night.
What do you think about a review site made up of reviews solely from the web site’s employees who visit the properties? Even though it doesn’t seem as though they’re interested in covering B&Bs, do you think consumers would see these kinds of reviews as more valuable than peer travelers?
Tags: Industry PR, Online Reviews, PAII, TripAdvisor
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I just noticed this MSNBC/Forbes Traveller article on some of the top “green” hotels in America. The piece highlights 14 properties; among these properties are four bonafide B&Bs. Nice work innkeepers! We can all draw inspiration from them.
Ray and Kristie Rossett
Lookout Point Inn
Hot Springs, Arkansas
*Kristie is on PAII’s Advisory Council. Way to go, Kristie!
Neeraj Kebede and Vicki Schomer
Asheville Green Cottage
Asheville, North Carolina
Los Manos B&B
Buena Vista, Colorado
Charlene Torchia & John Huffaker
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Tags: Environment, Industry PR
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BedandBreakfast.com’s release focuses mostly on why a stay at a B&B is more valuable than a stay elsewhere. In particular, I liked how they draw attention to the “free” value-added services, which would not likely be free when staying at a hotel:
- Free breakfasts for two (all B&Bs): $25
- Free Wi-Fi access and/or guest computers (nearly 90% of B&Bs): $10
- Free afternoon refreshments, wine and cheese and/or evening dessert for two (94% of B&Bs): $20
- Tip-free help with luggage and concierge services (over 65% of B&Bs): $5
- Free local telephone calls (75% of B&Bs) plus free long distance calls (25% of B&Bs): $5
- Free parking (over 95% of B&Bs): Up to $25
bnbfinder.com helped to jump start industry promotions recently that focused on saving gas. The “One Tank Trip” promotion is a neat idea, reminding people that a commute to a wonderful vacation spot doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. I particularly like how they listed the number of B&Bs within about a half-tank drive (175 miles) from some major destinations. It’s amazing that over 400 B&Bs are within a half tank from Boston.
Tags: Industry PR, Marketing
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Peter Greenberg’s office contacted PAII a couple of weeks ago about an article they wanted to post online about B&Bs.
It’s very complimentary of our industry and the product we offer! BedandBreakfast.com also contributed to this piece – thanks guys!
That’s two-for-two with Peter Greenberg this month. The first “basehit” was in his interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show several days ago.
As you may know, Peter is a well-known journalist and authority on travel. You can read more about him and his work by clicking on the photo.
Tags: Industry PR
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