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Historic Rockland inn owners claim city tax policy discriminatory

June 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Laposta and Cheryl Michaelsen, owners and operators of the Berry Manor Inn , are asking the city to abate the $1,235,096 in personal property that it was taxed for in 2015-16 for furniture, appliances and fixtures. The couple argue that the city is not imposing the tax on personal property for nearly all the property owners who offer short-term vacation rentals on websites such as Airbnb and VRBO.

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Emerald Coast locales rank high on TripAdvisor list of popular vacation rental spots

June 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to the top summer vacation spots, it's no surprise when the Emerald Coast is name-dropped. When it comes to the top summer vacation spots, it's no surprise when the Emerald Coast is name-dropped.

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Want An Instant Revenue Spike? Recapture Abandoned Bookings.

August 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

After all the money spent in online hotel marketing just to bring people to our property websites, a tiny percentage actually end up booking a room. In fact, studies have shown that the actual conversion rate on hospitality websites is a measly two percent.

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5 Ways Hotels Can Encourage User Generated Content on Social Media.

June 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

User Generated Content can be a powerful tool for hotels, it includes any type of content a guest may create about your hotel including social media posts, photos, blogs, reviews, etc; Though you can have amazing content on your website and a top-notch social media strategy, nothing says how great your hotel really is like guests who have actually experienced your property first-hand. This is why it’s a great idea to encourage guests to share their experiences at your property on social media.

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Retirement Strategy: The Reward Of More Income Is Worth The Risk With Starwood Property Trust

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a solid commercial/hybrid REIT that has all the extra “trappings” of a business development company continues to show exceptional growth as well as dividend payments, it looks good to me for inclusion into my FMBP to increase my income. Starwood Property Trust fits the bill for me with diversification of its business as well as its fundamentals.

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SPBRC hosts Texas A&M College of Medicine Student Volunteers

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The San Pedro Belize Red Cross hosted a group of 14 medical students from Texas A&M College of Medicine. The students were in Belize as Vacation Volunteers, and were San Pedro Town from Saturday, March 14th though Tuesday, March 17th.

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The Definitive Road Trip? It’s Data-Driven

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Olson’s algorithm devised the optimal driving route to 50 tourist spots in the Lower 48 states. Randy Olson hide caption Randy Olson, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University and a self-proclaimed “data tinkerer,” believes he’s devised a route that could allow a family to hit a landmark in each of the Lower 48 states, from Grand Canyon in Arizona to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to the Statue of Liberty in New York, in just nine days of driving.

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Out-of-Towners Guide to Omaha

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Guests in town for the NCAA basketball games in Omaha might find themselves looking for something to do in between games, so we put together a visitors guide to Omaha. A trip to the Cornhusker State is not complete without a stop at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A good trip is in the bags

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

College students are in the midst of spring break, and families with school-aged kids are counting down till they can mingle with Mickey Mouse at Disney World, play multiple rounds of mini golf in Myrtle Beach or relax somewhere else where shorts and swimsuits are the attire of choice. Spring break is the unofficial start to the busy 2015 travel season, and nearly three-quarters of Americans are looking to take advantage of the start of the season with a trip, according to a recent survey by travel site Orbitz.com .

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Mall owner Simon pushes rival Macerich to do a deal

March 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Property Group Inc offered to buy Macerich Co for US$14.39 billion in a deal that would join the No. 1 and No.

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