Author Archives: mxs

Airbnb – Falling Foul of EU Law

By | July 18, 2018

Many B&B Owners members have expressed concerns about Airbnb and the effect this has on their business. Airbnb is falling foul of EU consumer laws and has been warned to correct their pricing practices. They only show the service charge to guests once they have chosen and selected there accommodation – this is typically 17%… Read More »

Book Direct Campaign

By | June 18, 2018

The B&B Owners Association exists for the benefit of its members and their guests. Booking either on members websites or on websites operated by the B&B Owners Association means guests are booking directly. Are you aware of the facts and why is this important? Booking with online travel agents (OTA’s) incurs a commission of up… Read More »

Helping Guests Book Directly

By | June 11, 2018

When guests book via your website or https://book-a-bnb.com the pay NO or little commission. It does no harm to remind them of that fact.  Many guests don’t realise how much they are giving to the likes of booking.com and others. I have designed a simple sign that you can print out and display in your… Read More »

Reminder Bookings are Automatically Declined

By | May 14, 2018

I would like to remind all B&B Owners Association members that bookings are declined automatically if not confirmed by them within 3 days. After 24 hours we start sending out reminder emails twice a day – that is five in total. Additionally, we have a facility to send a text to owners mobile phones –… Read More »

Credit Cards and 3rd Party Bookings

By | April 17, 2018

Hello we’ve has a few calls and emails about Credit Cards and the use of the Virtual Terminal in your dashboard – here are a few answers to questions asked by other B&B Owners YES: You can use the virtual terminal to enter ANY card transaction – you can use it on your smartphone, in… Read More »

Ireland B&B

By | April 10, 2018

Further to our launch of the new Book a B&B website, Irish Members will be pleased to know we have now given our Ireland B&B website a makeover too. It is now twice as fast, mobile-friendly and meets all Googles technical criteria. Please help us promote the site by including it in your emails, FaceBook… Read More »

Book a B&B – new high speed website

By | March 29, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the new Book a B&B website is up and running https://book-a-bnb.com This new website loads very quickly – typically 2-3 seconds from anywhere in the world Designed to display equally as well on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs this website provides every member with a mobile booking facility.  Example: https://book-a-bnb.com/johns-gate-gourmet-bnb-niagara-on-the-lake.html… Read More »

Associate Members Commission

By | February 5, 2018

Due to the increased cost of ensuring our servers are secure and safe for credit card transactions, the level of commission on bookings we charge our Associate Members will go up to 7% on the 12th of February. We now meet the latest requirements of the Payments Card Industry (PCI) and our payments service provider ‘Stripe’.… Read More »