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Friday, May 20, 2011

Kingsport Featured in Bus Tours Magazine!

Out of the Box” Fun in Kingsport, Tennessee

Situated in the Northeast corner of Tennessee, Kingsport offers breathtaking scenic beauty and a variety of activities for group travel guests. This city is conveniently located close to the intersection of I-81 and I-26. It is less than five hours from half of the U.S. population and once you arrive in Kingsport, navigating to the sites is a “breeze”. Not only is the area beautiful, but also affordable; giving you the opportunity to do more and spend less on your group excursion. The area is rich with history and offers “out-of-the-box” entertainment to groups. So take a step off the beaten path and come visit Kingsport.

Click here> to read the full story at Bus Tours Magazine Online.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bed & Breakfast Myth Busters

Are you shying away from staying at a B&B because you’re not sure what to expect? Research shows that B&Bs and country inns are sorely misunderstood. We’re here to explain why B&Bs are a better way to stay. Younger travelers think B&Bs are for “oldies” and others believe the B in B&B stands for boutique or expensive. Let’s debunk some of those B&B myths and learn more about today’s B&B experience.

“But I’ll have to eat with people I don’t know!” Today’s B&Bs are split with about half offering private tables for those who’d rather not eat breakfast with others and the other half serving family style so guests can meet one another. Some innkeepers even serve breakfast in the room. And just to set the record straight, you won’t be eating Cheerios with the owner’s kids either, separate living quarters for the innkeepers and guests are standard at all B&Bs.

“I don’t want to share a bathroom!”According to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International and BedandBreakfast.com’s innkeeper surveys, more than 97 percent of B&Bs offer private baths in some if not all rooms. For those looking to economize on rates, a shared bath option is available in approximately 12 percent of B&Bs.

“It’s so expensive!”Actually, when you add up all the extras including complimentary breakfast, snacks, beverages, wi-fi, movies and parking, then compare prices to local hotels in your travel destination, chances are you will find as much as a $175 per day savings. We recently compared Boston B&Bs to hotels, and here’s what we found. When the hotel’s higher rates were figured in, we realized a daily savings of $175 a day!

“B&Bs are only for couples”While every B&B has some romantic aspect to it, there are plenty of inns and B&Bs that specialize in other aspects of travel. You’ll find that inns B&Bs are a better way to stay for families, business travelers, even those traveling with pets.

They’re old buildings and I need my wi-fi connectionRecent surveys of innkeepers conducted by BedandBreakfast.com show that more than 91 percent of inns and B&Bs offer complimentary wi-fi connections. Innkeepers throughout North America understand that guests travel with a full load of tech-items. Many are adding iPod docking stations and power strips to rooms to allow plenty of wattage for powering up tech toys.

Want to experience a better way to stay? Just make your reservation with Fox Manor today.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

2011 Racks by the Tracks

Racks by the Tracks 2011 is Saturday, May 14th on Main Street in Downtown Kingsport, TN. Explore revitalized Downtown Kingsport while having a great time at the festival and enjoying national blues music.

As the heart of the festival, there will be an annual Ribs Cook-Off with professional & amateur categories that draw the best BBQ teams from around the South. You will also have the opportunity to partake in the Beer Festival and chat with & sample beers from over 20 microbreweries from around the nation!

For more information, visit the official website: >http://www.racksbythetracks.com/

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