Owning a bed and breakfast

Whether you’re already owning a bed and breakfast or want to start a bed and breakfast, I hope today’s post will inspire you. I want to quickly share with you a success story from one of my clients, (who wants to remain anonymous) She has a fairly successful B&B business in Europe, that she has been running for the past …

Hotel or Bed and Breakfast – What’s the Difference Anyway?

Why choose a B&B over a hotel ? An interesting question and sometimes the difference between the two is not fully understood.  Here’s my take on it. A B&B is someone’s home.  The owner/manager usually lives there and sometimes has separate accommodation, but often doesn’t.  Hotels are hotels, and it’s unlikely you’ll ever meet the owner. As a B&B guest, you …

How To Fall In Love With Your B&B Business

Running my Bed and Breakfast business without the internet, as I did when I first started 11 years ago,  seems like another lifetime now, and one I would not wish to re-visit. Here’s why… Random people showed up on the doorstep late on Friday and Saturday evenings when I was either busy with my other guests or with my family.  …

Trip Advisor, Booking.com and Shameless Self Promotion

I’ve been reading with interest the comments on a forum I contribute to about how Trip Advisor is encouraging potential guests to book through their sister company, Booking.com, rather than direct them to the B&B websites.  How could that happen? First we need to understand that what they are doing is maximising their position as the leader in travellers’ reviews, …