September 3rd, 2012 by Scott Bushnell
Mark Orwoll, International Editor of Travel + Leisure was interviewed this morning by CBS Morning Show who spoke to the hidden fees that surprise hotel travelers…and often cause that debate with the hotel front clerk that is uncomfortable for the guest and annoying for the clerk. According to Mr. Orwoll, and due to the economy slump starting […]
May 7th, 2012 by Scott Bushnell
The Class of 2012, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from the “Better Way to Learn Innkeeping” aspiring innkeeping workshop yesterday. Held at The Inn at Turkey Hill, six attendees spent 3 days at this seminar designed to help those with the innkeeping dream to investigate the path to inn ownership which is often laden with speed bumps, roadblocks […]
February 28th, 2012 by Scott Bushnell
Marilyn and I had the good fortune this past weekend to work with 9 excited aspiring innkeepers at our A Better Way to Learn InnkeepingTM seminar held at the Wayside Inn B&B in Ellicott City, Maryland. What a great group! We laughed and networked with Bill and Charlotte Schmickle of the Flag House in Annapolis but […]
January 11th, 2012 by Scott Bushnell
Just yesterday I received a call from an innkeeper with whom I have had a relationship who was considering selling his inn, a 7 room bed and breakfast inn in a nearby state. Just what we do! Thanks for the call! We opened up a dialog about the inn, its size, its location, discussed the process, […]
July 27th, 2011 by Scott Bushnell
Countless inns are participating in the Living Social and Groupon craze (not sure if I should use the word “fad” there, which implies a short-term shelf life) and, as seen in previous postings from Janet and me, there are a number of “rules of thumb” that can make participation worthwhile. One thing that is happening, […]
April 28th, 2011 by Scott Bushnell
Living Social and Groupon have offered an alternative avenue for filling off-season and mid-week rooms. But plan carefully. Here’s how…
March 8th, 2011 by Scott Bushnell
News and highlights from the Mid-Atlantic Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show from Lancaster, PA.
January 14th, 2011 by Scott Bushnell
It’s early Friday morning and the PAII Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show just ended with a spectacular finale. The Better Way to Stay effort raised about $100,000 from donations, a silent auction, raffle, auction of two vacations, and three year commitments from a number of sources including The B&B Team®. The target of this creative new […]
December 16th, 2010 by Scott Bushnell
The veterans of the Battle of the Bulge have a lesson for all of us…telling a story that strengthens the continuity of your marketing plan.
November 18th, 2010 by Scott Bushnell
After a productive meeting with the New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association, it was a pleasure to return to the Chocolate Turtle inn to meet with the veterans taking advantage of the BnB’s for Vets program.
October 7th, 2010 by Scott Bushnell
A big thank you to the inns that are participating in the “Bnb’s for Vets” program and other recognition programs and offers to the heroes of our servicemen and women.
July 16th, 2010 by Scott Bushnell
In my consulting and real estate travels around the Mid-Atlantic region, I often pass by Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Four times this week. I am often amazed by the size of the C-5A transports coming in and out of the base and look forward to driving right under the approach as the monster […]