How Bed and Breakfasts attract the right guests

Running a bed and breakfast, using The Energetics of Guest Attraction for your B&B, Guest House, Inn or Small Hotel where YOU are one of the reasons people are choosing your place. Believe it or not, there is an energetic connection between you and your ideal guests that only exists in the “unseen” realm.  In other words, we can’t see …

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, …

12 things I love about running a Bed and Breakfast business

For me, a bed and breakfast business is the ultimate lifestyle business, but I didn’t always think that.  Back in the old days before the internet, we were pretty limited by how many people we could reach, and therefore how much income we could make. I did some research recently which told me that over half of all bed and …