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The B&B Team

Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

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Kennebunk Inn & Restaurant

January 4th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

This is the second in a featured series of historic inns with restaurants for sale. The interest in food and food travel has consistently grown across America mostly in the last decade. Some areas have tapped into this growth in a big way. One area is Southern Maine.  Bon Appetit named Portland Maine the 2018 […]

Get Creative with Your B&B Packages

December 6th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

B&Bs have been offering packages for decades. It can be an important and profitable part of your brand. Packages should be creative and compelling. An enticing activity, adventure or learning experience. Something guests can write home about, so to speak. Airbnb has just launched their ‘Creative Class Month’. “Learn from the pros in one-time only […]

Historic Inns & Restaurants for Sale

November 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Travelers throughout the world have always sought hospitable places to rest and eat. The history of country Inns that offer food and hospitality for the weary journeyer goes back centuries. The term ‘hospitality’ derives from ‘hospice’, meaning a place of rest. Today our historic inns & restaurants offer ‘hospice’ plus so much more. The B&B […]

Spirit of Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

When families gather around the Thanksgiving table, many will pause for a few moments to express a few words of thanks. What are most people grateful for? A Google search revealed the following: Children’s smiles, family time, freedom and good health, dogs and football…and, you guessed it, food glorious food. Families (dogs included) gathering around […]

Focus on Comfort for Your Guests

November 8th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

All of us at The B&B Team often talk about the importance of good architectural photography for your website in our Better Way to Learn Innkeeping Seminars. We mention that we like to see good photos of breakfasts on websites. We say, ‘It is half of who you are, bed and breakfast. Show us what […]

5 Hospitality Trends-Looking Forward

September 27th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

‘What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening’ There is always a buzz about what’s new and trending in the hospitality business. Here are 5 hospitality trends positively impacting the hospitality industry. 5 trends that have been around for awhile that are not going away. 5 trends that are increasing in popularity and importance. 5 hospitality […]

Get More Direct Bookings

April 28th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Is your goal in 2018-19 to get more direct bookings? Your response should be a resounding YES. From a PhocusWire (powered by PhocusWright) article entitled; ‘Online travel agency fightback: Tactics to lure direct bookings’. By Max Starkov. Geared towards the hotel industry but there is some good advise that is universal for all lodging properties. […]

Breakfast Going Global

April 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Thank you, Linda Hayes, for sending me a most enticing and inspiring article, ‘The World of Breakfast–The shifting definition of what counts as breakfast food now embraces flavors from around the globe’. Explore breakfast going global. Trends in food are constantly evolving, new flavors and creative presentations are certain to elicit the WOW factor. Are […]

What do Millennials Want?

March 26th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Remember this catchphrase from TV’s The Brady Bunch? “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha”. Her sister Jan thought she got all the attention. Today it’s millennials, millennials, millennials, its’ all about millennials! What do millennials want? How much attention should we give them? One thing for sure, we must pay attention to them as active consumers with disposable […]

Wellness Tourism-Growing Trends

March 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Wellness tourism is a 500-billion-dollar segment of the travel industry. Looks like something innkeepers should consider integrating into their business plan. Don’t leave a piece of that 500-billion-dollar pie on the plate! AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace, day two. I attended Julie Pankey’s session, Top Trends in Wellness Tourism, The Guest Experience. After many […]

Time Management Tips for Busy Innkeepers

March 7th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

One of the first sessions I attended at last week’s AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace was presented by David Mayfield from ResNexus. Effective time Management. Some do it well, others not so much. But everyone can learn new techniques. In business and daily private life, time is precious, and worth the time to explore […]

Online Marketing Made Simple

February 22nd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Online marketing made simple? I think this is an oxymoron (a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction). Any moron knows online marketing/social media is NOT simple, but I got your attention, right? In a recent article by Steve Olenski in Marketing Insider Group, ‘4 Online Marketing Tips That May Sound […]

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