It’s time to pour a glass of wine, switch off the phone and settle of the sofa for 60 seconds with Frazer Bell from Arbour House.  What advice would you give someone before they took a leap into the accommodation business? Make sure that you get plenty of sleep. What do you think is the most important thing about being running your own B&B, guest house or small hotel? It would be to have a

History buffs are in for a treat now as owner Geoff tells us the amazing story of the Marina Metro Hotel in Jersey.  Can you please tell us more about your property and what makes it so unique? Well the Marina Metro  hotel was built in the late 19th century and is located right on the front of Havre des Pas which is in fact the old boarding ship building area of the island.  And

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 know that every single host and hotelier has a unique story to tell and that is what makes them stand out against their competition. So we thought we’d catch up with a couple of the finalists and winners from The AA B&B Awards to find out their story and get some advice about standing out! Firstly, we speak to Liz from Bulleigh Barton Manor who was a finalist from the AA Friendliest B&B award,

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