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 https://book-a-bnb.com 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 »

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 »