Archives on September, 2017

New Super Fast Directories

Posted by mxs on 29th September 2017No Comments

As part of our CDP (Continuous Development Programme) we are current rolling out our new super fast directories. These have been completely redesigned to meet the demands of todays technology users. They work equally well on smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop PCs.

Here’s a couple of  examples:  –

There are currently 24 websites in this development programme from New Zealand to Europe to Canada and the USA – they are all designed to enhance the online presence of our members and make you more visible to guests. Additionally, we shall be launching our guests “Blue Circle Club” that will allow guests to find a B&B and the make a booking with one click “Amazon style”.

These new websites will carry advertising, special offers and last minute deals to give your B&B more presence

  • Small Button adverts at the top of the home page to promote your B&B
  • Text adverts at the top of the home page to promote your B&B
  • Members Special Offers or Last Minute Deals at the top of the page

We are very happy to develop a website for you town or region at no charge – all we ask is that it features at least 12 B&Bs that have signed up as members of the B&B Owners Association. Send an email to if you are interested.

B&B Owners Association Certificate

Posted by mxs on 11th September 2017No Comments

If you would like a personalised membership certificate that you can printout and frame – please email



Small Changes to My B&B Dashboard

Posted by mxs on 8th September 2017No Comments

Room & Rates Calendar – from your support team

Due to feed back from members we have made some subtle changes to the way you can manage each bed night on the calendar.

Click any available bed night (room/date) as shown below……..

and a pop up box will give you THREE choices

  1. ADD A BOOKING – this allows you to add a booking from 3rd parties, telephone or email booking. It will then update your website or webpage to show this room/date is sold. It also displays on your calendar with the guest name and adds them to you arrival/departure page.
  2. CHANGE OR DISCOUNT ROOM RATE – this is a very powerful tool as it allows you to:-
    • Change the rate for any day or period e.g. seasonal rates, bank holidays or events in your locality
    • Set a discount for a day or period – this can be used to sell last minute rooms and any discounts up to 15 days hence are marked as Last Minute on our website and the B&B featured at the top of the page.
    • You can change the minimum stay at busy times e.g. min stay 3 nights in high season
    • You can apply an different rate for any day of the week e.g. increased rate for weekends (Fri & Sat)
    • You can disallow under occupancy for any date or period e.g. room can’t be sold as a single in high season.
  3. BLOCK DATES – This allows you to block off any room or all rooms for a given date or period. On your website or webpage this shows that room(s) are not available for the period selected – you can use this when you are closed for holidays, family illness or for any reason you wish. Just be careful and always check the changes on your website/webpage.

Please feel free to comment on this article but if you want a quick response from us please email