With The eviivo Awards just under two months away, we are speaking to some of the shortlisted properties to find out how they feel about being shortlisted. And to see if they can offers some helpful hints about running a successful business. Checking in first is Ida from The Pearl Hotel. She tells us how she worked in the chain restaurant The Harvester for ten years, before taking it over and converting it into a boutique

We love talking to hosts and hoteliers about their stories and funny guest tales! Especially on social media! So, we’ve put together some of the funniest responses we’ve had to our questions on Facebook for you to laugh, cry and cringe at:  Moving the pictures upside down is one way to make you think you’ve gone mad!  That escalated quickly – from condiments to wife! I don’t think we have anything on eviivo marketplace that

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 spoke to Alana Mazza from Casale San Pietro who packed up her life in UK and moved to Italy to start her and her husbands dream of running their own independent accommodation. Alana wanted to share her journey with other people to show that their hospitality dreams can become reality too. Here’s what she told us:  ‘In August 2015, my husband Joe and I started on a journey. We bought an old Casale in the