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We are experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. We gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

Travel Industry-Diligence and Hope in Troubled Times

March 24th, 2020 by Eben Viens

  The travel industry has come almost to a standstill, and the world’s ‘largest industry’ is reeling in the fallout. A health crisis that no one could predict. So many facts (sometimes conflicting) have bombarded the airwaves. It is overwhelming and scary. I believe we must be hopeful yet diligent in these days. Hopeful in […]

How to Grow Your B&B Business

March 11th, 2020 by Eben Viens

We all recently lost a giant in our industry. Mary White. In 1998 she created BnBFinder. It became one of the leading bed & breakfast directories. Over the years Mary enjoyed working with new and seasoned innkeepers. She helped thousands of innkeepers market their inns. She also enjoyed sharing her knowledge at countless national and […]

Own an Inn in the Big Sky State of Montana

February 12th, 2020 by Eben Viens

The B&B Team will often tell our aspiring innkeeper clients that owning your own Inn business may be a great opportunity to choose where you want to live. A location where you want to live, work and play. Have you thought of the Big Sky State of Montana as a choice? Benefits of Living Cost […]

Attracting the Wellness Traveler

January 27th, 2020 by Eben Viens

The real leader on the Global Wellness Economy research front is the Global Wellness Institute. I am looking forward to attending their press event and will bring back the latest trends and research. Attendees will be on site as they release the latest research on January 28. Exciting! Attracting the wellness traveler to your property […]

Pet Friendly Adventures

January 20th, 2020 by Eben Viens

Experiential travel has been the buzz trend for about a decade. Enticing packages and itineraries that provide your guests with new, unique and authentic travel experiences. Have you thought of offering pet friendly adventures for your human and furry guests to enjoy together? “Ultimately, our dogs just want to spend time with us, and taking […]

What are Your Breakfast Recipe “Keepers”?

January 6th, 2020 by Eben Viens

I am a big fan of Bon Appetit (before that Gourmet RIP). If I can find at least one recipe per issue to try, that is worth the price of subscription! Some are a hit and some a miss. The enjoyment of the monthly issue goes beyond the culmination of cooking a new recipe and […]

Ring in the New Year 2020

December 30th, 2019 by Eben Viens

Was thinking hard about what to write as my last blog of the year. Decided to find something amusing and maybe bring a smile to your face to ring in the New Year 2020. Here are some funny, some odd and some downright puzzling New Years superstitions I found in my research. To start, here […]

Giving and Receiving-Complete the Circle

December 12th, 2019 by Eben Viens

December, the month where we give the most as well as receive. Gifts and cards, food and song. A joyous season all around. Is the art of giving nobler than receiving? In my research I found an insightful article that expresses a view that the art of receiving is equally important. Here is the author’s […]

Manitou Springs Colorado-Wild West Tamed

December 5th, 2019 by Eben Viens

There are still some things wild about the wild west. In other words, the same attractions that attracted the early Native Americans and settlers in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado are the attractions that draw today’s travel explorers. Lets’ take a walk on the wild side. “The riding trails at the Old Stage Riding Stables […]

Our Favorite Family Characters at the Thanksgiving Table

November 21st, 2019 by Eben Viens

What would we all do without our family characters, the ones who brought life and laughter to the Thanksgiving table? I asked our team what their favorite family characters at the Thanksgiving table were. Here are the results, enjoy. My granny would never let any of us go hungry, the thing is she loved her […]

Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

November 4th, 2019 by Eben Viens

If you are a Yankee fan (not the baseball team) but the magazine, then you may have read their latest ‘travel’ article on Middlebury, Vermont. Middlebury is a great New England town. Call it quintessential, but that description is used so often. So, I will quote Julia Clancy, the author of the Yankee article. “A […]

A Before and After B&B Story

October 28th, 2019 by Eben Viens

  “Trends come and go, but in the hospitality industry, understand how much your interior design components can affect your guests’ experiences.” Courtney Martin iQ design. Hotels have been changing their décor styles over the past number of years to become more guest user friendly. As an example, making the transition from cookie cutter guest […]

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