Category Archives: General

General News that applies to all B&Bs

Mobile Friendly Websites

By | August 4, 2016

Further to the last news post there have been many questions about mobile friendly booking websites. Both full and associate members of the B&B Owners Association have a page that is mobile friendly. Full members that have a website hosted by us are diverted to a mobile friendly page automatically. We have seen a steady… Read More »

Apology – Ignoring Bookings

By | August 4, 2016

To all B&B Owners Association Members I must offer a sincere apology about the last news item. It was not meant as personal criticism of any of our members and I’m so sorry if you were offended by the tone of the newsletter. There are B&Bs that consistently ignore bookings and these members will removed from our service… Read More »

Book a B&B on Smartphones

By | July 14, 2016 has now gone mobile after a number of months of testing. Every B&B, Guesthouse or Inn that is a member of the B&B Owners Association now has a mobile site and bookings can be made easily from a smartphone or tablet with touch technology. Additionally, for those members that have a website hosted with… Read More »

Credit Card Payments

By | June 28, 2016

Sometime ago we integrated the STRIPE payments system as precursor to the ever increasing security requirements required by the Payment Cards Industry (PCI). We believed this to be the best way to provide members of the B&B Owners Association with online payment capture and minimise fraud. As of today STRIPE is the ONLY way that… Read More »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »