Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Inn Keeping Success with Professional Online Marketing Strategies

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Expanded and Revised Second Edition of a must have guidebook to success in the Bed and Breakfast Industry in the 21st Century. Great for aspiring, new or experienced innkeepers. This book covers innkeeping basics, but addresses the Internet topics in detail and helps the reader understand the steps necessary to successfully market a B&B on the Internet. Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Inn Keeping Success with Professional Online Marketing Strategies

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5 Responses to “Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Inn Keeping Success with Professional Online Marketing Strategies”

  • The first third of Ms. Painter’s book is a reality check for aspiring innkeepers. The middle third is for any innkeeper that needs ideas on how to increase business. The last third, which gets the five star rating, is a well organized overview for the web/internet neophyte like myself. I have already inplemented some of her suggestions and am eagerly awaiting results. Kathy@gracehillbandb

    Rating: 5 / 5

  • I am thirlled with this new book. Competing titles do cover the basic steps to opening a B&B, but this book takes you way beyond the basic business details and then gives the information you need to understand how to market an inn on the Internet. This is HUGE! This new book is a comprehensive guide for anyone wanting to get “heads-in-the-beds” at a new inn or an exisiting one. I love the secton on increasing Web site traffic and how optimize your Web site from a marketing perspective — something lacking in the other titles on this hospitality subject.

    PROS:

    *All the business basics are there in the first few chapters.

    *Experienced innkeepers have added tips and hints for success.

    *The Internet is explained in great detail, as it relates to innkeeping.

    *The marketing on the Internet guidelines are well explained.

    CON:

    *The author just begins to explain blogging, I’d like to see more on this topic.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • I am considering operating a cabin for winter rentals in Big Bear, California. This book had useful tips and a great overview for how to get started. I especially appreciated the online marketing tips. Looking forward to a future edition to get into more detail about operating a B&B, or in my case, a cabin rental.

    Thanks.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  • S. Maxwell says:

    If you are considering entering the B & B realm of the hospitality business, don’t do it–until, that is, you read “Opening & Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century.” The book covers all bases of operating this type of business (and I mean “all!”). Amelia Painter, a B & B owner herself, provides the reader with a comprehensive hands-on instruction manual that is also easy to read and understand.

    As a travel writer (www.bestromanticinns.com) and travel guidebook author of “Consummate Connecticut: Day Trips with Panache,” I love to investigate all aspects of the travel business. Although I have no immediate plans to open and operate a B & B business (of course, who knows in the future?), I found Amelia’s chapter on professional online marketing strategies a goldmine to help me promote my own business endeavors. Her expertise and refreshing writing style are well worth the price of the book.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  • This book is a great book if you are considering opening up a bed and breakfast. Amelia Painter has done an excellent job in presenting the do’s and don’t of starting a business like this. She also gives many pointers on how to run a successful business. On a scale of 1-5, I would give this book a 10. Great job Amelia.

    Michael Monji, author of “Does It Pay To Die?” a living trust workbook.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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