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

It’s that time again! Shut the door, pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up for 60 seconds with Michelle Reid from The Beach House in Weymouth.    What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business?   You should go and shadow someone in the type of place you want to buy for at least a week; as it’s not just about cooking breakfasts, there

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or maybe host the world’s largest lemon festival! This February, the 84th Fete du Citron gets underway in Menton on the French Riviera, between Monaco and the Italian border.  The town is famous for its lemons and since 1935 has been wowing visitors with stunning tableaux in the town’s municipal gardens and an amazing parade of floats covered in lemons and oranges.Each year the festival takes a theme.

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