We know that running independent accommodation is hard work, but what makes it worth while is the wonderful and sometimes wacky guests that come with it. We went to visit some of our customers to find out some of their stories that range from the funny to the absolutely bizarre. We believe that it’s stories like these that make the independent industry so unique and special.

Do you make your own marmalade? If so, we’ve got the perfect competition for you! eviivo are very excited to be a sponsor at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards this year! But what are they? These quirky awards have been running since 2005 with the goal of preserving and spreading (sorry!) the traditional British custom of making marmalade. They have grown from humble beginnings to now inspire people from all over the world to participate.

We recently ran a competition to win a nights stay at the famous Savoy Hotel in London. And part of the entry requirements was to write a sonnet-style poem about running a B&B, Guest House or small hotel. We had so many wonderful submissions but we did eventually decide on our winner, Patricia and Anthony Greenwood from Seaflowers in South Devon! Here’s what they had to say about their stay at The Savoy.

We know that your photographs are incredibly important when guests are looking for a place to stay. So even if you do already have great snaps, how about taking it a step further with a virtual tour of the property? Last year Apprentice 2014 winner and owner of marketing agency Climb Online, Mark Wright spoke to eviivo about why your business shouldn’t ignore Google Business View. He explained that not only does it get you

For some people, the usual November 5th commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot, when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605, just isn’t thrilling enough. Standing next to an enormous bonfire and watching fireworks explode around them lacks a little…spark of excitement. In the Devon village of Ottery St Mary the locals like to liven up proceedings by running thought the streets with flaming barrels on their heads. The barrels, which are open at