1. Tent Cards: Your Business’ Best Bet For Advertising

    At North American Directory Services we design and produce a number of tent cards for businesses all over the country. If you are unfamiliar with tent cards and why they are important however, you may not be inclined to have some made for your business. So let’s go over the basics. Tent Cards or Table Tents are triangular table displays that give information to those who are staying in a hotel, …Read More

  2. Encourage Guests To Leave Reviews In Your Guest Directory

    If you are the owner or manager of a hotel, motel or resort you may be struggling to connect with your guests a lot of the time. You already know the importance of having a well-executed and informative guest directory but you may be missing out on other ways to use this powerful tool. Below you can find just a few ways you can encourage your guests to leave feedback by using your guest directory.…Read More

  3. Seasonal Changes May Mean It’s Time For A New Guest Directory

    If you already have a guest directory at your hotel then you may think you won’t have to have new ones made anytime in the near future. After all, they do the job and provide your guests with the information they need in order for their trip to be the most enjoyable, right? Although this may be true, guest directories are only helpful when they are thorough and easy to navigate. That being said,…Read More

  4. What do You Know About NADS?

    As the hospitality industry's number one source for guest directories and promotional print products, we use our company blog to help educate our partners and customers in the intricacies of printing and design and the industry itself. With that intent in mind, we came to wonder if our posts and information has had an effect at all. Is the information that we've included being used or remembered …Read More

  5. From Family Business to Industry Leader

    Serving as President of North American Directory Services, Tate Ellinger continues the commitment to customer care and product excellence set forth by his father more than 30 years ago. We recently sat down with Ellinger to learn more about his experience in the hotel and resort branding industry and the promotional strategies that he finds important. How did North American Directory Services …Read More

  6. Discover the Difference 3 Decades in Business Makes

    If 1984 doesn't seem like that long ago, think about these tidbits: A gallon of gas cost just $1.10; the median price of a home in the US was about $72,400, and the average wage earner brought home about $21,600 a year. Michael Jackson sells more than 37 million copies of "Thriller" and Americans flocked to the movies and paid $2.50 a ticket to see "Ghostbusters" and "The Karate Kid". Feel old ye…Read More

  7. What Does it Mean to be an Industry Leader?

    "It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." Adlai E. Stevenson II Where Mr. Stevenson's quote is a bit of an offbeat head-scratcher, we believe it to mean that if you look to be a leader, in any situation, you better be ready to own it. Though many believe that leaders are in fact born and not made; at North American Directory Services, we know first-hand that lead…Read More

  8. Are You Offering What Your Guests Really Want?

    In 2013, there existed more than 52,000 hotel properties in the United States, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association; and that's just counting those properties that included 15 or more guest rooms. No wonder the need to stand out and make memorable stays for guests has taken on such high importance. Just to keep rooms filled, and accounting ledgers reading in the black, hotels an…Read More

  9. Tapping into the Tourist Industry

    It’s not hard to see the correlation between hotel guests and local service expenditure. Those who actively market to the transient population in their areas by advertising in local hotel guest directories experience increased business. Local services, restaurants, and entertainment or sports venues all benefit from advertising directly to those guests actively seeking out their product or ser…Read More

  10. Thirty Years of Excellence

    When North American Directory first stepped into the guest directories publishing industry, the world was a much different place. Radio was ruled by Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. The Oakland Raiders reigned the NFL as Super Bowl Champions and Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. The median price of an American home was just over $72,000, a Chevy Corvette would set you back just…Read More