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This month we’ve been busy preparing our 2nd Quarterly B&B report. We analysed booking data from a large number of our 6,600+ customers for this report looking at both performance this summer and forward trends for the autumn.   We were excited to find that it looks like we have an emerging ‘fifth season.’ The new season seems to be making an appearance between summer and autumn – causing an impressive surge in late bookings for

It’s time to relax, switch off the phone and grab an evening beer for 60 seconds with Barry from The Knoll Guesthouse. What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? It would be to get some experience, read the rules and be prepared to deal with ignorant people. What do you think is the most important thing about being running your own B&B, guest house or small hotel?

We conducted a study to find out just how much independent hosts and hoteliers (like B&B’s, independent hotels and self-catering properties) are using social media to advertise their business. And we found out that nearly 6 out of 10 people said they use Facebook to encourage bookings. We also discovered that a quarter of those surveyed believe that social media is very important to their business with 36% revealing that they spent over five hours

It’s Friday afternoon why not grab a cold beer from the fridge, shut the laptop and take 60 seconds with Steve Mitchell from The Castle Inn Hotel.  What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? Crikey, how long have we got? Well, if you don’t like hard work – don’t do it. If you are not prepared to be at everyone’s disposal 24 hours a day – don’t

In this June podcast, we are talking to a couple of our customers to hear their stories and pick up some tips on what makes their accommodation successful. Checking in first, we speak to Neale and Julie from Copperfields Guesthouse, who recently won Channel 4’s Four in a Bed. They tell us all about what it was like filming for the show and how they wowed with their secret fluffy cloud egg recipe. Next to