Posts posted in Advice

It’s time to kick off your shoes and grab the slippers, for 60 seconds with Fiona Craster from Craster Towers Penthouse Apartments.  What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? You definitely need a sense of humour, and to be prepared that your beloved property may get treated not as you would treat other people’s. You will meet some delightful groups of charming people and others… you would not

Recently, we surveyed hotel and B&B owners and asked them what they did before they took the leap into the world of running their own accommodation business. The results showed that the majority of people starting their own B&B or hotel had NOT worked in the hospitality industry before deciding to jump in head first with their own venture. If fact an incredible 76% of people we surveyed had no hospitality experience. However, hospitality was

What a great start to the year with so many of our customers starting 2017 with awards from the likes of Laterooms, Trivago and TripAdvisor! Click here to find out more. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we decided to talk to some of our customers that offer a more romantic service; to learn all about their story and pick up some useful hints and tips along the way. Firstly, we speak to Tim

It’s time to put up your feet for a minute, switch on the kettle and break out the hobnobs for 60 seconds with Graham Lightwood from Landon Villa Guest House in Pembrokeshire.    What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business?   Be sure that you are ready for a complete lifestyle change. Be aware that your home will have people coming and going and entering your property

We recently surveyed hotel and B&B owners to find out what is the ONE thing you need to know before entering the independent accommodation sector! And the majority of people said that they wish they knew how time consuming the job is! In fact a massive 24% of property owners would have liked to have been more prepared for just how many hours went into running their own business. Heather Bray-Moran from Sportsmans Lodge said