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For the parents of most babies, having the Devil jump over their new-born isn’t at the top of their to-do list. Unless, that is, they live in Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos in northern Spain. In this small Spanish village, El Colacho (otherwise known as the Baby Jumping Festival) is held as part of the celebrations of the Feast of Corpus Christi and has taken place every year since around 1620. It involves men dressed

We recently analysed the booking data from our 5,000+ UK customers and discovered that forward bookings for this summer are up 19.2% year on year compared with the same pre-Brexit-vote period – great news! So, there’s little doubt that the Brexit vote and subsequent invoking of Article 50 have had a measurable positive impact on bookings for Britain’s independent hosts and hoteliers. There is no gloom at the Inn this summer! Our customers are seeing

We were extremely pleased to be able to attend the prestigious AA B&B Awards this week. It was wonderful to see so many hosts and hoteliers there and be able  to celebrate their achievements. We believe that the B&B industry is unique because each property is run by dedicated individuals or small teams who put their mark on each one. The buildings  could be art deco or eclectic, chic or characterful, but there’s no corporate

We’re very excited to announce that from today, our 6,350-strong customer base of independent hosts and hoteliers are now able to offer their rooms directly to Ryanair’s 119 million passengers when they choose to book their accommodation through Ryanair’s website. This new partnership gives you the ability to market your accommodation directly to the tens of millions of budget-conscious consumers who use the Ryanair website. Ryanair is Europe’s favourite airline, carrying 119m passengers per year

Last month, we were excited to give our eviivo Hidden Gem of Normandy award to Catherine and Michael, the owners of the Manoir de Hérouville, in Litteau, France. The Hidden Gem award recognises the exceptional independent hosts and hoteliers, that provide an unforgettable experience. So we thought we’d catch up with the owners and find out their story, and learn what it is that makes them so unique, and ask their advice for independent hosts and