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The Plugged In Traveller

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

There was once a time when the only high-tech device in my suitcase was a travel alarm clock.  I rarely travelled outside North America with any other electronic devices as the difference in voltage and plug types made it a big hassle.  In those days I travelled pretty light.

Times have changed.   Now I can’t leave home (even for a weekend) without a whole suitcase full of gadgets that I somehow believe that I cannot live without.

The Travel Alarm Clock is no longer required as many of my other devices have that functionality and most hotels do offer wake-up calls so I have that base covered.  But why do I need all these other things?  Are they just toys or do I really need them for survival? (more…)

 

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How to get the best price on a hotel room

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Mandy Farmer, President and CEO of Accent Inns gives you a few how to’s for our industry….

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Make "cents" of how to get great value

The skinny on How to Get the Best Price on a Hotel Room

  1. Do your research online, using Google searches, Expedia, Booking.com, Tripadvisor…etc.   But I recommend that you actually book direct with the hotel themselves by either going to their website or calling their toll free number. Even if you find a deal on Expedia, chances are the hotel will honor that deal and make the reservation directly.  Why not just book on Expedia?  It’s better to go direct because then you have full control over your reservation, easily making changes and cancellations to it as well as ensuring any requests like “quiet side of the hotel please” get noticed which can easily fall through the cracks when you book through a middle man.  Trust me, it’ll save you a lot of headaches! (more…)
 

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Undercover Boss meet the not so Undercover Boss

Friday, October 1st, 2010
Terry Farmer, Accent Inns founder painting at one of the Kamloops hotel

Terry Farmer, Accent Inns "not so undercover" boss

The current installment of CBS (shown on CTV) Undercover Boss TV Shows the President and CEO of Choice hotels going undercover.  Well I just had to take this opportunity to talk about Accent Inns leadership. Long before Choice Hotels CEO dawned a uniform our own Terry Farmer was working hard at our Accent Inn BC hotels. The attached video shows  Accent Inns founder and Chairman, Terry, more recently cleaning rooms and doing maintenance at both our Kamloops hotel and our Victoria hotel. This particular efforts was as a reward to our staff for the great fundraising effort everyone in the BC  hotel chain did for the Power to Play event.  Every Accent Inn is owned and operated by the Farmer family with Mandy Farmer being the current President and CEO. Terry and Mandy have never been afraid of getting in and supporting our team and they always make an effort to know each one of our staff (around the province) by name!
Friendliness and cleanliness have always been a priority and as you can see in the video, having fun is important to!
 

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