Bed, Breakfast & Business

Road Notes

  • Network Solutions Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, is offering a new portable e-mail service for business travelers. Dot COM Mail allows subscribers to reserve a personal Web address with three e-mail boxes that feature spam-blocking. Cost: $119 for the first 2 years, plus a $5 monthly charge per mailbox after 1998. For more information, call (888) 642-9675.
  • Southwest Airlines' in-flight magazine, Spirit, now features Dollar Rent A Car coupons worth 10 percent off a car rental until February 28, 1999, at select Dollar locations. Travelers can also mention I.D. No. SW5695 when making reservations to get the discount. For more information, call (800) 800-4000.
  • American Airlines' AAdvantage Dining program now offers 10 miles--instead of three--for every qualified dollar spent at more than 6,500 participating restaurants throughout the United States. Under the new program, members earn mileage for their first visit each month at each participating restaurant. The number of miles earned is based on the total dollars spent, including food, beverage, tax and tip. Interested? Call (800) 439-2031 to sign up.

Christopher Elliott is a writer in Los Angeles and a columnist for "ABC News Online."

Contact Sources

1790 House Bed & Breakfast, 630 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440, (803) 546-4821

American Society of Travel Agents, (800) 965-ASTA,

Jupiter Communications, (212) 780-6060,

Professional Association of Innkeepers International,

James Shillinglaw, c/o Travel Agent, 801 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017, (212) 370-5050

Travelocity, (713) 546-2230,

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Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.

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This article was originally published in the September 1998 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Bed, Breakfast & Business.

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