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While the sun is still being a little shy, we are all too aware that that soon the warm summer days will be upon us. And we know that this means you’re probably already thinking about your busy summer season.  And we know that many hotels and B&Bs like to use the spring months to give their property a refresh. But all these updates can be expensive for a small business and every penny counts! So,

It’s time to put a selection of biscuits on the tea tray and curl up with the cat for 60 minutes with Adrian Craigs from Carn Mhor Bed and Breakfast     What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business?  You need to make sure you have all your finances in place and have completed a business plan with as much focus on income and expenditure as possible

We understand that it’s difficult to rely on direct bookings, rather than the travel websites. So we wanted to find out if there are more ways that you can promote booking with you directly instead? We asked B&B, hotel and guest house owners, what they do get more direct bookings, and here’s what they told us: It’s all about your website Make sure your online booking is clear on your website. Also if guests book through

In honour of pancake day, where we are finally allowed to eat our body weight in pancakes, I thought I’d put together a list of my top 10 twists on the traditional pancake:  1. Go green with these pancakes made with spinach Try them for yourself here.  2. Try something different with these rolled-up pancakes made with cottage cheese Check out the recipe here.  3. Why not have savoury pancakes with a meaty topping for

We wanted to get to know your host from Adcote House better, so we spoke to owner Michael Dean about his hospitality journey and sought his advice for anyone thinking of taking the plunge into the independent accommodation industry themselves.    What did you do before owning your own accommodation and how has that helped you in your role now?     Before running Adcote House – a four-star guest house in Llandudno, North Wales, I spent some 30