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LeisureLink, Inc. Marketing Hotels, Motels & Vacation Rentals Through Online Booking Engines

2010 California Lodging Expo — Marketing Hotels, Motels & Vacation Rentals Through Online Booking Engines Get all your hotel, motel, and vacation rentals on all the online booking engines. Success rests on: -Placement -Merchandising -Pricing The definition of success is the “look to book” ratio. 2010 CLE – Marketing Hotels & Vacation Rentals Thru Online […]

Marketing Vacation Rentals Thru The Travelocity Online Booking Engine

2010 California Lodging Expo — Marketing Hotels, Motels & Vacation Rentals Through The Travelocity Online Booking Engine Sylvia Weiler, Media Sales Director with the Online Booking Engine Travelocity talks about the benefits of using onling booking engines to market hotels, motels, and vacation rentals. 2010 CLE — Marketing Hotels Thru The Travelocity Online Booking Engine […]

Top 17 HR Mistakes Hotel, Motel, Vacation Rentals & Lodging Owners Make

From items kept in an employee’s personal file to providing appropriate meal breaks – there are so many things Human Resources has to remember, it’s not surprising a number of them fall through the cracks. Learn from Allison Davis-Brown of Marin Management what 17 mistakes HR departments are most apt to make, and how to […]

Avoiding Lodging Lawsuits – 10 Misconceptions Of The Americans With Disabilities Act ADA

Avoiding Lodging Lawsuits — 10 Misconceptions Of The ADA Americans With Disabilities Act; With A Focus On Lodging, Hotels, & Motels. Mark Wood, CBO, CASp Mark is co-owner and principle with California Certified Accessibility Specialists. Mark is certified by the International Conference of Building Officials as a Building Official, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector […]

2010 California Lodging Expo – Susan Barry Hive Marketing on Lodging Social Media Optimization

2010 California Lodging Expo — Susan Barry Of Hive Marketing On Social Media Marketing “Under the Radar: How Ignoring Online Can Undermine Your Business” Independent Professionals and Small Business Owners Hive Marketing is a consulting firm that specializes in helping small businesses make more money through unique promotional strategies and tactics. Using everything from the […]

2010 California Lodging Expo – Gala Dinner And Awards Ceremony All Of Day One

“It’s a whole new game.” California Lodging Industry Association Annual Gala Dinner, Awards Ceremony, and Wine Reception Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord, CA December 7, 2010 2010 California Lodging Expo and Conference – CLIA Day 1 Pt1 2010 California Lodging Expo John Manderfield Introducing Howard Mathews – CLIA Day 1 Pt 2 2010 California Lodging Expo […]

Burning Man 2012 Festival

A one-of-a-kind summer art event, Burning Man is held each year at the end of August in the Black Rock Desert, just outside of Gerlach, Nevada. For one week, revelers celebrate art and community in a myriad of ways. Black Rock City is erected each year on an ancient lake bed, known as the “playa.” […]

Vessel Sanitation Program – Prevent Norovirus Outbreaks

A division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and operating under the authority of the Public Health Service Act, the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) assists the cruise ship industry in preventing and controlling the introduction, transmission, and spread of various gastrointestinal illnesses* due to contaminated food or water. On their website, the […]

What should you carry in your purse?

I went through a whole semester abroad, traveling to 8 different countries with no money belt and and an over-sized purse. More important that how you carry around your valuables is luck and vigilance. While it’s probably most secure to use a money belt, I think it’s fine to carry a purse that has a […]

Sintra Portugal – Stop In For A Bit!

Sintra, Portugal was suggested to us by the wonderful staff at Traveller’s Inn in Lisbon. We decided to take a day trip there once we found out all about it! It’s very easy and quick to get there. The train costs about 5 euros and the trip takes about 40 minutes. Once you get there […]

Couch Surfing – Travel For FREE!

If you want something even cheaper than hostels and much more personal, than you may want to check out the website For a low price, or sometimes free you can sleep on someone’s couch (hence the name), in their guest room, on the floor, whatever. People like this because it’s a lot more personal. […]

Tipping in Europe

Europe doesn’t tip as much as the United States does. I think this is a good thing, but here are some tips to make you feel better. The standard tipping for restaurants is 5-10%, but many places include a service fee. It usually says on the check, but you can always ask if you are […]

Scams In Europe – Don’t Let A Pickpocket Get Ya

While Europe is on average a safer place than the United States, there are some specialty tricks thief’s will use to get your attention and your money. As long as you know them ahead of time you will be prepared and feel safe. The first one is a game street vendors will play with cups […]

How To Find Your Table In Europe

This is always the awkward part…you get to a restaurant and you aren’t sure if you should seat yourself or sit anywhere. In Belgium, Spain, and France you usually sit yourself. Places like Ireland, Italy and Portugal they normally sit you. Other places, I’m not entirely sure, but look what others are doing or just […]

Cell Phones In Europe

This advice is mainly for study abroad students who will be staying in a country for a couple months up to a year. *For those going on a short vacation I would bring your regular cell phone to Europe and only use it for emergencies. Make sure to tell everyone not to call you because […]

Time Zones in Europe

It is actually very important to know what time zone you are in and what time zone you are traveling to. You may think you have a 3 hour flight, but it is really four because you fly through a different Time Zone in Europe. This has happened to my friends and I more than […]

Brussels Train Stations

For whatever reason, Brussels has numerous train stations which can be a bit of a hassle to normal people. I’ve been to all three for various reasons so I have some pros/cons for each Brussels train station. The three most popular are Gare du Midi (South) Gard du Nord (North) Gare Central (Central) The biggest […]

Delirium Brussels Bar

The definition of delirium is the decline in attention-focus, perception, and cognition. This is why Delirium Brussels is the best name for the biggest bar in Brussels. People may or may not know about the extensive collection of Belgian beers. If you are traveling to Brussels, you absolutely must stop at Delirium Brussels. You will […]

Safety in Europe

While I don’t think Europe is any different in terms of security than the US, it is important to know what to do in case something happens. What is the equivalent to 911 in the United States? The emergency number is 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, […]

Barcelona Las Ramblas

A trip to Barcelona is not complete without a walk down Barcelona Las Ramblas. Barcelona Las Ramblas is about 1.2 kilomotres long. It is basically a giant walkway just for pedestrians with two very small lanes on each side. Barcelona Las Ramblas is filled with many exciting things including souvenirs, artists, performers,musicians, and lots of […]

Best Times to Travel in Europe

Obviously the most important times of the year to travel are the summer months (June-August), but these might not be the best times to travel. First of all, it’s hot! If you have ever been in the Roman metro in the middle of the day in 90 degree weather you know why this is a […]

Hostels in Europe – Cheap Youth Hostels

If your image of hostels is that they are dirty, loud, and uncomfortable, than you have not been to a good hostel recently. Hostels are the accommodation for young people. Where else can you sleep for as little as 8 euro? The average cost of a euro is about 20-30 euro. Some euros come with […]

Paris On A Budget

You can spend years living in Paris and never see anything because there’s just so much to do, but that also means you can spend a lot of money. My friends and I went to Paris for three days and spent 250 euros on transportation, food, lodging, attractions, and gifts. I’m here to help you […]

Neuschwanstein Castle From Sleeping Beauty

The Neuschwanstein Castle is probably the most famous castle in the world. The Neuschwanstein Castle is the castle they based the Sleeping Beauty Castle on in Disneyland. Nestled in the Bavarian countryside, this beautiful castle sits between high mountains and clear blue lakes. It takes about 2 hours by train to get to the Neuschwanstein […]

Budget Airlines in Europe

You may have already seen my post about RyanAir, the most popular budget airline in Europe, but there are a few more key websites and key airlines you should be aware of. My favorite budget airline in Europe is EasyJet. Although the number of cities is limited, it offers a wider range of flights for […]

Ryanair – The Airline For Cheap Flights

Ryanair has recently made headlines when it has stated it would like to charge people to use the toilets on their airplane. If you have ever been on a Ryanair flight you know this is just a small step up from selling cosmetics, bus tickets, and snacks on their plane rides. If you are looking […]

Belgian Beers – Have You Tried One?

Before I came to Brussels I hated beer. People told me I just needed to taste the right kind or get used to it, but then I went to Brussels and everything changed. Belgian beer is delicious. Belgian beer is diverse. There are over 100 kinds of Belgian beers. Lambic beer has been fermented with […]

Bars in Brussels – Don’t Miss These!

Drink The Grand Place of Brussels has many unique restaurants and bars surrounding it. One such bar is ‘Cercueil’ which is the French word for Coffin. It is located on Rue harengs 10 which is a little side street off the Grand Place. If you are staring at the City Hall (Hotel d’ville) than turn […]

Brussels Things To Do

There are many fun things to do in Brussels. One of the nicest things to do in Brussels is have a picnic in a park. Parc Cinquantenaire Brussels has many green spaces where you will often find teens and adults alike hanging out after school or work. My favorite park is Parc Cinquantenaire. The main […]

European Quarter in Brussels – Location of European Parliament

European Quarter Brussels is nicknamed the capital of Europe because of the location of the Park Leopold and NATO. While NATO is located about 30 minutes outside of the city, the European quarter is a substantial area of the city. Housing the European Parliament, Commission, and Council, on any given week day the European Quarter […]

Brussels Airports Guide

TO/FROM the AIRPORT Brussels Airport (BRU): This is the main Brussels airport. The cheapest way to get to/from the Brussels airport is the BUS. The line is number 12 on weekdays and 21 on weekends and nights. A one way ticket to and from the Brussels airport is 4 euro. At peak times, the bus […]

Transportation in Brussels – How To Get Around

Transportation in Brussels The city of Brussels is connected by a great metro/bus/tram system. This system starts working at about 6am and goes until midnight. On the weekends, night buses run until 3am and it’s always worth it to have a schedule/map just in case you are having too much fun to be at home […]

Travel Brussels Belgium W/ Lori

Many people overlook Brussels as well as Belgium in considering places to travel, however Brussels and Belgium should not be overlooked. While you won’t have a checklist of big name things to do in Brussels, it does offer some good culinary treats and a diverse crowd. The Basics How long should you spend in Brussels? […]

Gluten Free Recipes

There is much talk about gluten-free recipes and its impact on health. Gluten-free diets are recommended for those with celiac disease and wheat allergies. Here we will talk about some tasty gluten-free recipes to have you feeling better and healthier. Let’s start with breakfast. One gluten-free recipe is oatmeal. The ingredients are: 1/2 C oil, […]

Yahoo! Maps Web Service

Add geographically relevant content and easily embed rich and interactive maps into your web and desktop applications with Yahoo! Maps APIs. Pick your platform: Flash, Ajax and Map Image APIs Add your relevant content: Yahoo! Local listings, Traffic, Weather, Upcoming events, and even Flickr Photos. Yahoo! Maps APIs support the GeoRSS standard as well so […]

California Carnivores – Check Out These Carnivorous Plants!

Since 1989, California Carnivores has grown and sold the largest variety of carnivorous plants in the United States. From Venus flytraps to American pitcher plants, from sundews to butterworts, bladderworts to tropical pitcher plants, and so much more. All California Carnivores plants are commercially cultivated with perfect specimens for everyone from beginners to experts and […] Pet Airlines & Hotel Info

Traveling with pets? You’ve got a lot of planning to do – it may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be; especially if you go to the right place for help. is your source for pet friendly accommodations and services worldwide. Search the database for pet friend hotels & accommodations Search by Country […] – Pet Friendly Cabins – Pet Friendly Beaches

Since 1992 Pet Friendly has served the various needs of traveling pet owners, offering, among other things, a constantly updated database of over 1,500,000 businesses categorized by countries, states, cities and provinces. Pet Friendly also has information for pet owners on pet friendly amusement parks, beaches, campgrounds, cruises, fishing, restaurants, and tours. Did you know […]

America’s Best & Bizarre Miniature Golf Courses – Mini Putt Putt

I have a confession to make….. I have never understood the fascination with golf. You wander around a park, whacking a little ball too far for you to even really see where it goes, and then you hop in a little car, drive to the next hole, and do it all over again. Pretty boring […]

JiWire Global Wi-Fi Finder – Find WIFI HotSpots In Your City

Wi-Fi is the fastest growing wireless connectivity technology in the world today. And no wonder, because Wi-Fi is everywhere! According to In-Stat, in 2007 there were nearly 300 million Wi-Fi enabled devices shipped and 1 billion are predicted to ship by 2012. Jupiter Research found that more than 20% of the U.S. online population currently […]

Check Out These Home Exchange & House Swap Services

When my parents went to Italy last summer they stayed in a home they had found through a home exchange site. The more I looked into it, the more I thought I was a really neat idea and a great way to see the world and still feel at home. If you don’t know, a […]

Vacation Certificates – Give Away Travel Certificates & Get More Business

There’s no word more pleasing to the consumer’s ear than ‘free.’ Add the word ‘trip’ or ‘vacation’ to it, and I guarantee you’ve perked the ears of many. What better way to attract new business and thank loyal clients than to present them with a Vacation Certificate personalized with your business information on it? Vacation […]

Real Estate Postcards For Marketing

Step outside of the postcard template box and take your real estate business to the next level by designing your own marketing materials using your own images and personalized text. Charlie Macaw Graphics doesn’t make cookie-cutter templates – they have styles. Choose from humorous, stylish, traditional, and just plain crazy designs all aimed to get […]

Real Time Satellite Tracking Via Google Mashup

REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING with N2YO is a really neat tool if you’re at all interested in space and the power of satellites. Here is your opportunity to track one or more satellites, and learn all you can about each one. First, check out all the satellites you can track in the different categories on […]

Arrange Your Vacation (Almost) Giving $500.00 Away

ArrangeYourVacation – A contest with a difference! How does winning $500 in a contest sound to you? ArrangeYourVacation, a leading vacation rental portal has announced an exciting contest with simple rules to follow that could fetch you an easy $500. In the two weeks since the contest’s announcement countless numbers of enthusiastic people have participated, […]

Viscape List Of Vacation Real Estate Twitter Profiles

Found this list of Twitter profiles on the Viscape Blog. Check em out! Here are my twitter profiles if you want to add me: – General info about me – New vacation rental listings on my site – Latest updates & news on the Vacation Rental Wonderland site.

How Much Can You Write Off On Food, Hotel And Travel Fees For Business?

Every area has what is known as a maximum per diem rate you can write off for mileage, travel, food, lodging, etc. Check the Office of Allowances web site for details on what foreign and domestic per diem rates are.

Where To Find WIFI Wireless Hot Spots

Here are a couple sites where you can find WIFI Wireless Access Hotspots: WiFinder Wi-Fi-FreeSpot The Wireless Database Project If you know any others please comment & let me know so I can add to this list. Another option to consider is connecting your laptop to your phone via a data cable or Bluetooth. Monthly […]

Vonage Voice Over IP

Several years ago I purchased the Vonage Voice Over IP telephone service and I have never looked back. For $24.99 a month I get unlimited local and long distance calling to the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus FREE calls to land line phones in Italy, France, Spain, UK and Ireland. But that’s only the […]

How To Pass Gas Stations On Your Trip With An Auxiliary Fuel Tank.

When towing a trailer I sometimes get nervous about running out of fuel and end up stopping more often than I need to. I’d sure hate to run out of gas in the middle of the desert or in a snow storm. I decided to have an auxiliary fuel tank installed in my pickup truck […]