This year’s Innkeeping Show, provided by PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) was held January 28 – 31, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.
Members of the Acorn IS team attending were: Mark and Lisa, Willie Louthen-Brown and Scott Thomas.
This is the first year that PAII provided 1-on-1 time to meet with Innkeepers on the Trade Show Floor. This was very well received by Innkeepers and Vendors alike! We were able to visit with existing clients and new innkeepers to help answer any questions they had about their Website, Online Presence, Social Media, Google etc.
Kudos goes to PAII for adding in this additional opportunity this year for Innkeepers!
Acorn Internet Services presented two Sessions at the Conference this year.
Both were reviewed as “EXCELLENT” by a room full of AWESOME ATTENDEES!
The 3 R’s: Reviews, Reputation and Revenue!
Your Inn’s reputation has the power to determine if a new guest chooses you over your competition. Your Reviews must be managed, and some Reviews even contribute to your Inn’s Search Engine Placement. Innkeepers joined us for this informative session where they learned…
1) The RIGHT way to grow good Reviews
2) How to handle a bad Review
3) What Reviews benefit your Google placement
Help! Google’s Driving me Crazy…
Innkeepers who attended the “Google’s Driving me Crazy” Session learned about the latest changes in both Google Local and Google Organic. What those changes mean to their Inn’s Website placement and ultimately their bottom line? They also learned that Google continues to update their Guidelines, Algorithms, and add new features such as Google + Local, and the list goes on and on. The main question of the session was: Are you keeping up? Innkeepers that joined us for this session learned how to improve their online placement through growing their Inn’s online website authority with Google!
The Acorn University Dinner
What can I say! When you get a group of 42 Awesome Innkeepers together in a room with great food and wine, it’s going to be FUN TIME for everyone! Dinner was held at Bacios Italian Restaurant in the Tropicana on Tuesday, during the PAII Dine-Around Night, and everyone had a wonderful time visiting and sharing stories with each other. Congratulations to the Winners (Caldwell House and Chocolate Turtle) of our “Innkeeper Trivia Game” that we held after dinner. Now, what was Lisa’s job that put her through college? If you don’t know the answer, you’ll have to catch up with one of the Innkeepers, who came to dinner, to find out!
2013 Award of Merit
This year PAII introduced the 2013 Award of Merit. PAII Accepted Nominations for an individual who has made a long-term, significant contribution to the Bed and Breakfast Industry and the Business of Innkeeping.
During the Innkeeping Industry Awards Lunch on Thursday, January 31, 2013, this year’s nominee and winner of 2013 Award of Merit was announced. We were delighted to hear that this year’s winner was Mary White of BnBFinder.com and the author of “Running a Bed and Breakfast for DUMMIES”
Please take a moment and watch the presentation and acceptance of the award on YouTube.
Congratulations Mary! Thank you for all you do for our Industry and for our Innkeepers! You Rock!
This Year’s Acorn University Giveaway Winner
Watch the Video to Find out WHO won!
If you were unable to attend PAII this year, we hope to see you next year at the national conference! It really is a great way to meet new Innkeepers, keep in touch with old friends and hone your educational skill-set! If you were able to attend, please comment below on your “TOP” moment at this years Innkeeping Show!