CABBI InnSpire’s Conference & Marketplace

    This year’s CABBI InnSpire’s Conference & Marketplace was held in beautiful Monterey at the Marriott. This annual event offered attendees over a dozen educational sessions, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a full marketplace featuring the best in hospitality products and services.

    InnSpire’s Opening General Session: Profitability Panel: Actionable Tips to Power Up Your Business in 2020 was a timely and positive way to start the conference off.

    This year’s roundtable mini-education sessions host such timely topics such as How to Comply with AB 5, How to Defend Your Inn from An Online ADA Lawsuit, Google Ads to Google Local Ads.

    The sold out marketplace hosted over 40 vendors highlighting new products and services.

    The CABBI Breakfast and Update had a presentation titled “Successful Hosting on the Airbnb Platform for Inns & B&Bs” and presented by Mark McDonald (Market Manager, HotelTonight—Part of the Airbnb Family).

    The new game—Marketplace Roulette—was a big hit with both attendees and exhibitors. Laura Hockett from Brewery Gulch Inn won a Crate & Barrel Tea Diffuser from Judy Oshaughnessy at the Kelly-Moore Paints.
    Barbara Wold presented Sell an Experience, Not a Destination at the closing luncheon at Tuesday.

    The Dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium was truly something special. It was breathtaking and magical to view some of the most popular attractions at night with a smaller crowd. Hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and jelly fish were some of the most popular sea animals viewed.