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Lodging Update January 31st 2017

By Wm. May
Published: 01/31/17 Topics: Comments: -

Research - Everyone knows vacation rental income is growing rapidly and much faster than lodging in general. One research company says vacation rentals generated 3.36 million revenue in 2017 and will grow at 7% for years to come. Giant companies all want a piece of the "Speciality Lodging" market. Read more

Extortion and Anti-Dispargement Defense

By Ron Lee
Published: 01/17/17 Topics: Vacation Rentals Comments: -

Christopher Elliott, self admitted one-sided advocate, writes that businesses should lose their right to prohibit defamation and thereby extortion. Trained journalists rely on freedom of the press but employ the kind of fair-minded journalists standards reporting that Elliott ignores. Read more

My Mother Was a Liar. Dad Too.

By Wm. May
Published: 12/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

At the age of 15, her father had decided Mom's niece, then age 6, was going to be the next Shirley Temple and moved the entire family to Hollywood California. Little did he know what a fibber my mother she would become. Read more

Lodging Update December 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 12/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

Remember this quote, "People in glass houses should not throw stones"? A very wise comedian once said, actually "No one should throw stones" Read more

Lodging Update November 30th 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 11/30/16 Topics: Comments: -

There are so many people in the world doing good things for others that sometimes we feel inadequate. But in our small way we are working to make people happy and to make their travel lives smooth and carefree. Read more

Autumn is Industry Conference Season for Lodging

By Wm. May
Published: 11/16/16 Topics: AirBnB, Hotels, Inns Comments: -

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Lodging Update October 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 10/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

With Autumn here, the lodging industry presented many seminars, conferences, workshops and classes. Here is a run down. Read more

Westport Central Reservations Kick-Off

By Trina Flanagan
Published: 10/27/16 Topics: Advertising, Westport WA Comments: -

As part of the Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours (BAH) events, everyone was invited to the luxurious Sanderling Beach House for food, drink and camaraderie. It was an absolutely stunning day for an absolutely stunning kick-off. The new Westport Central Reservation service opened its doors with a party for local businesses and lodging providers on Thursday January 26, 2018. Read more

Grading Vacation Rentals on the Curve

By Wm. May
Published: 10/01/16 Topics: AirBnB, Vacation Rental Association, Vacation Rentals Comments: -

Research has showed that average ratings on AirBnB are a full one start higher than the number of stars for homes on this mean that only the better homes are listed on AirBnB? Nah,. Just the opposite. Read more

Lodging Update September 30th 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 09/30/16 Topics: Comments: -

More Questions and Answers this month. The kind owners ask - we have answers. Read more

Lodging Update August 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 08/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

Questions and Answers: When are phones open? The help desk is 9AM to 7pm, sometimes longer on weekends and high seasons. We try to close for Christmas but guests are renting so we work if they need us. Read more

Avoiding Bumptious People

By Wm. May
Published: 08/01/16 Topics: Comments: -

The TV show American Idol has been a favorite for years combining very talented people with those who are, shall we say, talent challenged. How can such bumptuous performers feel they have talent. Read more

Lodging Update July 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 07/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

Have you noticed the hundreds of TV commercials for Expedia,, HomeAway,, Trivago, AirBnB and others? Read more

Grayland Open - Jet Ski Surf Freeride Competition

By William may
Published: 06/01/16 Topics: Sports, Westport WA Comments: -

The world-class "Grayland Open" free style Jet-ski competition is again schedule for August 2016. All competitors, volunteers and spectators are welcome. Lodging is still available at Vacation Rentals. Read more

AirBnB Racism Faciliated by Social Media

By Wm. May
Published: 06/01/16 Topics: Comments: -

Surely, building familiarity with guests and hosts is a good thing. The world needs more communication and personal interaction. But the very act of showing a photograph of every host gives racists the key to shunning people they don’t like. Read more

Lodging Update May 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 05/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

We know you have choices when it comes to property managers so how about we run some of the newest and great things we bring to every property. (Sorry about the plug.) On the job - So on this glorious 4th of July weekend our ace staff are working diligently to make every guest and owner vacation a fun filled time. (We take a few days off after!) Read more

Lodging Update April 30th 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 04/30/16 Topics: Comments: -

Each month we jot down a few notes on what's new and exciting. Yes, our enthusiasm is always at a high for this business where we create lasting memories for guests and take care of homes for owners. There is seldom room to cover "All the news that's fit to print" but we'll give it a try. Read more

Lodging Update March 31st 2016

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/16 Topics: Advertising, Property Management Comments: -

This is the start of something good. Every month we will regale clients, vendors, staff, family and friends with lots of inside insight about the lodging industry, along with some boasting about how we are building the most comprehensive management system and people around. Read more

The May Day That is Not

By Wm. May
Published: 03/31/16 Topics: Comments: -

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Server Crash All Night Bash

By William May
Published: 03/25/16 Topics: Self Improvement Comments: -

Getting good folks to work for you is easier than you think. All you gotta do is put yourself in their shoes, and do it literally. Leaders do the toughest jobs, not the easiest. Leaders must be outfront or they are really only stragglers. Read more

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