Author Archives: mxs

Blue Circle Club – A New Dimension

By | March 1, 2019

 For B&B Owners in Ireland, the Blue Circle Club offers a new dimension in Internet Marketing. We’ve been conscious for some time that visitors find it nigh impossible to find B&Bs in remote spots or off the beaten track. The Blue Circle Club website now has a section called “Hidden Retreats” that displays these B&Bs. We’ve… Read More »

Electric Vehicle charge points

By | January 13, 2019

We are receiving enquiries from electric car owners about charge points – if you have this facility can you make ensure the appropriate box is ticked in your My B&B >>Dashboard >> Account Settings

Guesthouse For Sale

By | January 8, 2019

The Dunsandles Guesthouse in New Brighton is For Sale – The owners are retiring Contact Alan Johnson

Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland

By | December 11, 2018

We have recently upgraded our website promoting B&Bs on the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild Atlantic Way. This includes major towns or cities that are close to the northern and western coastal route in Ireland. Please check your B&B is included on and let us know by email  if it isn’t – The… Read More »

Data Protection

By | October 5, 2018

Some time ago we upgraded the “My-B&B” dashboard to bring your membership inline with the European Data Protection Laws – GDPR. You can now amend the personal data we maintain as part of your membership. Logon to >> Account settings >> Personal data

Stripe & Replaced Cards

By | September 11, 2018

The stripe payments system helps prevent credit card fraud and updates our guests’ card details when replaced through expiry or theft. However, you should take note of the following:- In approximately 95% of cases, if a guests card is renewed or replaced between the time of booking and the date of arrival, Stripe will be aware of the… Read More »

B&B Owners Association – Advanced News

By | September 10, 2018

Introducing a better approach for both B&B Owners and Guests -The Blue Circle Club (BCC) …..coming soon Everyone that books a B&B on any members website or our own network of portals, directories and regional website will be invited to join the Blue Circle Club. These are the features that we hope our guests will… Read More »

Interesting Facts – Book a B&B

By | August 15, 2018

Some interesting statistics about 45% of visitors are using mobile devices Users most popular Mobile device – iPhone Users most popular browser – Chrome Biggest age group (24%) – 25-34 year olds 63% of those booking are women 7% of visitors are Travel Agents 70% have English as their mother tongue – next German… Read More »

Payment for “No Shows”

By | August 6, 2018

We have had some members telephoning about taking payment for “no shows”. If you have registered for a Stripe account, you can click the “No Show” button and to take the money owed under your terms and conditions. The money owed is nearly always recovered unless the card is fraudulent. If the card has insufficient funds… Read More »

iPhone Terminal Shortcut

By | August 6, 2018

Using your iPhone as a credit card terminal Members have asked how to add the My B&B Virtual Terminal to the home screens of their iPhones. We have now placed an icon on the server to allow this and here are the steps to set it up. Touch  to launch to Safari browser on your… Read More »