Where Have All The Short-Term Tenants Gone?!

0[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The city of New Orleans has experienced a deluge of short-term rentals on the market in anticipation of those who will be in attendance at this year’s Super Bowl.  Continue reading

Innkeepers Try to Attract Younger Travelers

Are B&Bs An Archaic Industry?

Will B&B’s soon look like this?

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Due to lax enforcement of existing laws against short-term rentals, the owner of a Bed & Breakfast and president of the Profesional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans has refocused his strategy on (1) appealing to younger travelers and (2) creating a single tax category for all B&Bs; the former includes a video produced that depicts young people enjoying themselves at traditional inns. It appears that traditional players are starting to realize that change is required in order to maintain relevancy in the future. Continue reading

Twitter’s Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords — But Better

Twitter hashtags are the new aol keywords

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Earlier today, Twitter made its most aggressive grab for TV marketing dollars, with the release of a TV ad during the Pocono 400 and the launch of the corresponding Twitter.com/#NASCAR hashtag page.

I said at the time that the campaign reminds me somewhat of those AOL keywords that used to get tagged about during commercials and at the end of television episodes. Continue reading