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General News that applies to all B&Bs

B&B Owners News

By | August 16, 2019

We get many phone calls with questions that are covered in detail by our regular newsletters. Less than 10% of our members read our newsletter items – many cover interesting ways to help your business and get the best out of your membership. http://bnbowners.com/news/

Cancellations and Booking System

By | May 2, 2019

The OTAs (booking.com and alike) methodology in taking bookings has created a new consumer behaviour – “I can cancel any time regardless”. Although this is a great selling point for OTAs, it is not helpful to B&B owners. In order to protect our members from cancellations on a whim, we have made a number of… Read More »

New Facebook page

By | March 7, 2019

Irish B&B Owners now have a new Facebook Page. This is used for announcements and general interchange between those subscribed to the page. Enjoy………… https://www.facebook.com/groups/Ireland.bnb.owners/ Those members needing support should always email us on support@bnbowners.com – this is monitored by all staff and is the best way to get a quick response

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Super Fast Directories

By | September 29, 2017

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: https://killarney-bnb.com  – https://canada-bnb.com There are currently 24 websites in… Read More »

Commission and Online Travel Agents

By | August 18, 2017

Many members are very concerned about their profitability with the large commission levels charged by OTAs such as b**king.com. Additionally, this is forcing up room rates for those that use this service, making them less competitive against those B&Bs that don’t. Depending on membership full or associate our typical levels of commission are either FREE… Read More »