All Change at the B&B Owners Association

By | August 28, 2020

Killarney based Irish B&B Owners Association and Kerry insight are to lose their founder Michael Sharpe and longtime manager John Dicker to retirement. Twenty-five years ago Michael launched the award-winning Kerry Insight. It was the first regional website in Ireland and for many years was the number one website for Kerry. As the Internet matured,… Read More »

Contacting B&B Owners Association

By | July 16, 2020

Hi Everyone We’ve had one or two complaints from B&B Owners they could not contact us. REMINDER – There are only  TWO ways to contact us By Email: By Phone:  064 7754094 Posting on our Facebook page replies with a message saying use the above. Thanks for your co-operation   Michael – B&B Owners Association… Read More »

Cancellation of Bookings – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By | March 20, 2020

To all B&B Owners There have been an enormous amount of cancellations and we must stress this is beyond our control. We all hope that will not destroy our businesses and that B&B Owners will survive yet another crisis affecting tourism. Booking Cancellations Most guests have been using the correct cancellation procedure by logging on… Read More »

Bed 4 the Night Update

By | March 4, 2020

Bed 4 the Night is our rival to Air B&B. This allows our members to advertise “Room Only” offers and promote them on our network of portals, directories and regional websites on pages branded as “Bed 4 the night”. We also have a dedicated website  NOTE! Members do NOT have to register for this service.… Read More »

B&B Owners with STRIPE Accounts

By | February 3, 2020

B&B Owners payments Currently, 43 of our members have had payouts restricted. This is normally due to NOT responding to STRIPE emails that request some action or security issue. Some members have large amounts of money waiting to be paid. If you have a concern about this, please log on to where you can… Read More »

“Bed 4 the Night”

By | January 15, 2020

Update for those members offering at least one room without breakfast ie. “Bed 4 the Night” We have now added a Bed 4 the Night page to our Ring of Kerry Website Throughout the next few weeks, we will be adding this feature to all of our regional websites in Ireland. This will allow… Read More »

Managing “No Shows” & Cancellations

By | January 9, 2020

Imagine this! It’s about midnight, and you’re about to call it a day but a specific guest who has made a reservation has not turned up. You’ve waited all day, but there’s been no communication from the guest. You realise that it’s a classic case of “no-show”, an increasingly common occurrence for B&B Owners.  Dealing… Read More »

Stripe Payments

By | December 30, 2019

Members of the B&B Owners Association have now collected payments of over €2 million using the Stripe payments system. From Jan 14th 2020 all payments will reach your bank account in 3 working days. This year we have blocked payments with just 17 lost or stolen cards. In 14 of these cases, the guest used… Read More »