Author Archives: mxs

The Benefit of Banner Advertising

By | February 1, 2016

All of our 50+ websites carry banner advertising that promotes our members and provides a clickable link to their webpage or website. See Ashville Guesthouse left. This provides additional visitors to your website directly. Typically each banner gets up to 1 million views a year and if the message is right can produce 5 -10… Read More »

Google Maps Scam ?

By | January 20, 2016

We’ve had reports of people telephoning saying they are from Google offering a Google map for €150 or £150. All of our members have a free Google map either on their own websites and/or their page on the Book a B&B website – Google do not charge for this map. If you have a free account… Read More »

Room Availability

By | November 23, 2015

Definition: “Bed Night” = a room on a specific night or date Those members that use the new Room Availability Module should note that bookings from 3rd parties are easily added to you calendar by simply clicking on a “bed night” in the calendar and adding at least the guests name. This will ensure that… Read More »

Setting up the new Room Availability Module

By | November 19, 2015

Both Full and Associate members can now show Room Availability – to set this up follow the instructions below. Logon to your admin panel ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Top Menu >> Marketing Tools >> Website Options >> Room Allocation >> YES >> Click the Blue “Save Website Options” button Top Menu >> Rooms & Rates >>… Read More »

For UK members

By | November 15, 2015

UK Members of the B&B owners Association now have a new website to promote their B&Bs. We hope you will all help in establishing this site by visiting it regularly or perhaps linking to it from your website. Thanks Michael B&B Owners

STRIPE Payments System

By | November 3, 2015

The B&B Owners Association recognised the benefits of the STRIPE payments system when it was introduced and many of our members now save time and money by using the system. It is fully integrated into members admin panels to allow payments both for bookings from our network of websites or 3rd party bookings. Those that… Read More »

B&B Owners Admin Panel

By | October 21, 2015

I would ask all members to check the “My-BnB” admin panel regularly. Bookings are either commission free or low cost and many are being ignored or declined in favour of the more expensive OTA bookings. Please logon to regularly to ensure you process the lowest cost bookings in the industry. Send an email to… Read More »

New Booking & Room Availability System Now Available

By | September 30, 2015

Members can now switch on an alternative room allocation & booking system from within the My-BNB admin panel. Top Menu >> Website Options >> Room Allocation This system has a multitude of benefits Shows you actual availability on your own website or webpage Allows 3rd party bookings (, telephone….) to be added with a click… Read More »

B&B Owners Ireland

By | September 18, 2015

B&B Owners Association Ireland Annual Fees: Full members are now able to pay annual fees directly from the “My B&B” admin panel. Choose to pay online by debit/credit card, by direct debit or by bank transfer. Spreading the cost over two payments can only be done with direct debit. To continue to receive commission free… Read More »

Airbnb – the tax position in Ireland

By | August 13, 2015

IRELAND: Be warned, Airbnb are legally obliged to give details of hosts income to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. Airbnb had stated that income from renting rooms was NOT taxable under the “rent a room” tax relief scheme The Irish Revenue’s position is that the “rent a room” relief scheme is not open to Airbnb… Read More »