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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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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 […]

What is an Algorithm?

January 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

What is an Algorithm? Nothing to do with Al Gore and whether he has rhythm or not. But all to do with the internet (didn’t Al invent that?) Definition from Whatis.com: “An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem, based on conducting a sequence of specified actions. A computer program can be […]

Recap of Top 10 Lodging Trends 2017

December 6th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

As the year winds to a close I thought I would compile a recap of top 10 lodging trends 2017. Some of these come from blogs I have written this year and others from a quick Google search of hotel/lodging trend articles. 1. In-room technology. The two items that stood out were: High-definition flat screen […]

Bed & Breakfast Bathroom Appeal

November 30th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

We have all heard about how important curb appeal is to properties. There is also the ongoing trend and need to create bathroom appeal. I would like to share some highlights from a recent article titled, ‘Hotels upgrade bathrooms for more demanding guests’. From the article, here is what the vice president of Marriott global […]

6 Thanksgiving F&B Traditions

November 16th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

Memories of our childhood Thanksgivings feasts, fond or quirky, we all have them. I asked our team if they would share with me their most memorable Thanksgiving F&B (that’s food & beverage) traditions. Humorous Highlights 1. Paris Peas by Eliot Dalton “Somehow when my Mom came back from going to a fancy cooking school in […]

The Rise of the Independent Innkeeper

January 13th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

Over the last few years much has been written about the travelling public’s changing wants and needs. There was and is much talk about “experiential travel,” “live like a local” and other catching phrases that target today’s travelling public.  Who better to deliver a local experience than our industry’s independent innkeeper? My last blog boldly stated […]

2016 The Year of the Entrepreneur/Innkeeper

December 29th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

  The phone rings, and we answer… How may I help you? “Well…I would like some information on the So ‘n So Inn you have listed on The B&B Team website”. Thus the conversation starts and the journey begins. “For would-be entrepreneurs, sometimes the hardest part about starting a business is taking that first step.” […]

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