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October 14, 2015

HAVE AN AUTHENTIC, WORRY-FREE EXPERIENCE

Posted by: Duke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WISCONSIN B&B ASSOCIATION PROMOTES ITSELF AS ORIGINAL SHARE ECONOMY IN NEW “DISCOVER WISCONSIN” TV SEGMENT

MERRILL, Wis. (October 13, 2015) – While the term “share economy” may be fairly new, the notion of experiencing a destination like a local could be fairly traced back many years to B&Bs. The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA) has become a national voice in promoting inspected, insured and licensed inns as the best way for travelers to have an authentic, worry-free experience that allows them to make an honest connection with the local culture. To further the message, WBBA invested in a feature segment on the nation’s longest running tourism TV program “Discover Wisconsin” boasting a broadcast network of 500,000 viewers across the upper Midwest. The Wisconsin B&B Association episode has its first airing this weekend, October 17-18, and can also be accessed at DiscoverWisconsin.com. The hosts of the program visited a variety of B&Bs around Wisconsin, ranging from classic Victorian to modern villa, even a farmstead inn, highlighting unique amenities and services typical of WBBA member inns.

Kerri Thiel, executive director of WBBA, made the point that not only is the B&B industry a leader in the share economy, but also in eco-travel practices like organic gardening, sourcing locally, and saving historic properties from the wrecking ball and the landfill. “Getting to know a community through the eyes of the innkeeper and treading lightly on the earth while doing it are hallmarks of B&B travel dating back decades and generations,” said Thiel. “The ‘Discover Wisconsin’ program is one more way for us to enthusiastically spread that word while extending the invitation that is our association’s theme line and that is ‘Seek the Unique.’”

The Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association was established in 1987 and is one of the largest B&B associations of its kind in the United States, with 125 member properties. Every member inn is licensed, inspected and insured. In Cambridge, the Oscar H. Hanson House B&B has been in business since 2005 and is owned by Duke & Mary Jane Mihajlovic. This one-of-a-kind inn is known for its Italianate/Victorian architecture; wrap-around porch; a romantic place for elopements and small weddings; eco-friendly environment; delicious breakfasts to the room; MJ’s home-made strudel; and Duke’s smoke-house Canadian bacon. For details, visit their website at ohhanson.com.

Full descriptions of all member inns of WBBA may be found at www.WisconsinBandB.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carla Minsky, Media Contact
920.924.0297 or cminsky@charter.net

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