Hello, AABBI members!
I want to thank you for your patience as we roll-out our amazingly-beautiful new website and continue
to make sure that each and every AABBI member inn creates their best possible face within our new
AABBI's Administrator, Karen McClurg, is contacting those of you who still need to get your information
loaded into the new site or may have supplemental editing to do. If at any time you experience
difficulties using your listing editor or with the site in general, please give me a call and I will do my
best to guide you through it.
As I noted earlier, the site that WestWordVision has designed for us has an incredible capability for
expansion of features and content. As we all use this site and have it available for the public over the
coming months, we will make particular note of ways in which we can fine-tune, augment and continue
to improve AABBI's internet presence and to enhance the way in which our member inns are featured.
This is especially important to us because, as you know, our site design and development project was
funded through a generous grant from the Arizona Office of Tourism. We will take care to budget money
each year for continued investment in our new website and to make sure that it continues to advance
with the times and meet the needs of our members as we grow together as an organization.
Now that we have our e-mail service back-in-tact and I can return to regular communication with you,
watch for notices from me with regard to some very important topics, including our new partnership
with the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association and some very real concerns over our Legislature's
proposed severe budget cuts to tourism marketing in our state.
I know that those of you in the warmer climes of our state are just entering the busiest months of the
year--me included. I wish every AABBI member the best wishes for increased business, whatever your
season, and a prosperous year ahead.
Please feel free, as always, to contact me with any question, suggestion or concern you may have.
Jeff DiGregorio, President
Arizona Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
c/o The Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn
204 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, Az. 85701