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Protect-A-Bed® Sponsors Educational Bed Bug Webinar "So You've Got Bed Bugs? Now What?!" Explores Strategies to Protect Hotel Properties

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect-A-Bed®, the leading provider of bed bug proof mattress encasements for the hospitality industry, is sponsoring an educational webinar on managing bed bug infestations on Hotel Interactive's website on Wednesday, April 13.

The free, interactive, hour-long session, titled "So You've Got Bed Bugs? Now What?!" will take place at 2:00 p.m. EDT, giving attendees a valuable opportunity to learn more about how to handle bed bug complaints (legitimate and false) and protect hotel properties from legal action.

The webinar will feature the following panelists: James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed, hospitality attorney Christian Hardigree, and Glenn Haussman, Editor-in-chief at Hotel Interactive, an online resource of hospitality news, events and content.

The panelists will also address how hotel owners and operators can manage infestations and utilize public relations efforts for the hotel's benefit. According to James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed, bed bugs are a serious issue that now affects even the cleanest and most affluent hotel properties in the country.

With the resurgence of bed bug infestations has come a heightened awareness among hotel owners and operators who understand the need to be proactive with the problem. Protect-A-Bed, a long-time leader in protection products for pillows and mattresses, works with hotel owners and operators to create a healthy, comfortable and bed bug-free sleep environment for their guests.

"When a hotel property encounters bed bugs, education, along with a proactive plan and solution is extremely important," says Bell.  "We hope this webinar will help hoteliers better understand how to address complaints about bed bugs and equip them with the knowledge to put a proactive plan in place to avoid legal action."

According to Bell, Protect-A-Bed is dedicated to educating hotel owners and operators how to manage the bed bug issue before it spirals out of control. This is the latest example of the company's commitment to the industry. "Every day, we speak to hoteliers about this issue," Bell says. "The webinar is an opportunity to address their concerns and answer questions that will help them be prepared."

Attendees can register for free to participate by visiting Hotel Interactive's website. While the webinar is focused on the hotel industry, anyone who would like to learn more about bed bugs is invited to join in.

To learn more about Protect-A-Bed's mattress and pillow protection products, visit www.protectabed.com.

About Protect-A-Bed®

Protect-A-Bed offers consumers a complete line of protective bedding products because every mattress needs protection. Now selling in 30 countries for over 30 years, the company is a worldwide leader in mattress protection innovation. Protect-A-Bed products help create a dry, hygienic, bed bug free and anti-allergy sleep zone while protecting the mattress warranty. The company developed the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patented BugLock® with SecureSeal® and three-sided zipper system. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as Class 1 Medical Devices with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal. For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.

About Hotel Interactive

Hotel Interactive (www.hotelinteractive.com) has been serving the hospitality industry as a leading daily business-to-business vertical and industry portal since 1998. The company is the premier online resource of industry news, events and content. Hotel Interactive also produces the highly acclaimed Buyer Interactive Trade Alliance and Conference (www.BITAC.net) events. BITAC is known for its business building forum designed for prominent executives in the hospitality industry to foster long-term relationships and recently launched a complimentary series of webinars and Hotel Interactive Radio featuring downloadable and on-demand podcasts.

SOURCE Protect-A-Bed



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