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When you are not a marketer Many owners simply advertise on one big listing site, and then don’t look at it for a whole year until it’s time to update their rates. While this might bring in a couple of bookings, you will soon lose out to the competing holiday rental that has a thorough marketing strategy in place. Think of your holiday home as a business and as such, it needs a proper marketing strategy. Marketing is a continual process, not an annual event. You have to spend money to make money. This may well start with advertising on dominant holiday lettings websites to get going, but should continue with publishing your property at niche websites, such as BedandBreakfast.Directory, and developing your own website, and expand into using social media and rental agents. We can assist you in the creation of your website and will also provide you with a booking calendar on your website where visitors can make reservations for your property. You should certainly be looking at building an email list, and keep in touch with your past guests and enquirers by blogging and sending out regular newsletters. Bed and Breakfast Marketing Factors To Consider: Adjust Off-Season Prices Lower your Minimum Nights Offer Promotions Identify Potential Guests Be Aware of Public Holidays Give Reasons for Guests to Stay at your Property Update Your Holiday Rental Home, Listing at Online OTA's and Website Prepare everything such that you are ready when (COVID-19) times are back to normal again and for the Next Season...
How this works 1. Set up your property Explain what's unique, show off with photos, and set the right price 2. Start earning You are being paid directly by the booking client. You pay no commissions to BedandBrealfast.Directory. All payments that you receive are 100% net and yours. 3. Get the perfect match We connect you with travelers from home and abroad Your rental, you are in control: Set your price, dates, rules, and receive booking requests. We support you to make sure you’re in control. Worldwide travelers. Make your holiday rental property part of a global network of travelers looking for the perfect match. We are here for you, 24/7 A dedicated support team is available to assist with information and inquiries.
Rental Rooms Nomenclature: PPPN = Per Person Per Night PR2S = Per Room 2 Sharing PR4S = Per Room 4 Sharing
How can I sell my hospitality business? Bed and Breakfast Businesses For Sale Besides offering your bed and breakfast facilities for rent it is also possible to offer your bed and breakfast business, residence, for sale at BedandBreakfast.Directory. There are at minimum 2 options available to sell your bed and breakfast or hospitality business: Advertise By placing a For Sale Ad in the Real Estate For Sale section of this website. Costs: $99 for a 1-year, 24/7 globally distributed advertisement (optionally $160 for a 2-year listing). We assist you with the creation of your for sale advertisement. We are your sales agent We act as your agent selling your property a.o through our international partner World-Realtor.Com. In case we are successful in selling your property or introduced you to the actual purchaser of your property, we charge a commission of 5% (five percent) of the net sales price of the property. A For Sale Ad in the Real Estate For Sale section of this website jointly published at our member websites GiteBnB.Com and World-Realtor.Com is a part of this process. Costs: $199, live until the property is sold. The Latest Technology in Lead Generation We use the latest advanced online technology to drive partnerships and most importantly exposure for our clients. By using XML feeds we pass our listings to partner property portals to ensure your property is always available for potential buyers to view across any internet search for your region. High Quality Media Giving prospective buyers a good feel for your property can be greatly helped by adding high quality photographs of your property. You can also add videos to your listings as well as any other media that may complicate the presentation of your property. Multilingual marketing attracting global investors. How to Effectively Sell a Bed and Breakfast or Hospitality Business: Prepare Your Financials A potential buyer is very interested in your bed and breakfast's financials. Handing over the latest financials make the best impression. Get Your Facility Inspected. Clear inspection reports of your facility give the confidence to prospective buyers that they are dealing with serious sellers. Make clear if you will repair eventual shortcomings that have been reported in the inspection report, or not. Price Your Bed & Breakfast Right. A sales price of your property that actually sells your property is very important. We assist you in determining a realistic sales price that is attractive to you and the buyer; a price that makes the property sell. Step Up Your Customer Relations. Show your references and outlook for future growth. Offer a Fully Furnished Sale? Only if the prospective buyer is interested to buy the whole package. Many buyers are interested to buy the business as it is, but many want to create their own business style. Leave the option open to sell either everything or only certain sections. Being flexible leaves room for negotiation and closing a sale.
Self Catering Self-catering is when you take care of your own meals. A self-catering holiday home or vacation rental is a self-contained property offering clean, comfortable, furnished accommodation for visitors who are also provided with the means to prepare and cook their own meals. Most BnB's offer excellent breakfasts and when you ask, quite often also lunch and or super. When you look at the excellent service you get in most BnB's you should seriously consider the Full Board, Chambre d'hôte or Table d'hôte option! Want to eat breakfast at midday? Do the kids eat dinner at 5pm, but you prefer to wait until they are in bed? Self-catering offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please and to set your own holiday timetable. No meals are included in the cost of a self-catering holiday, but you will be provided with complete kitchen facilities in your accommodation to prepare your own meals. This board basis is also perfect for those who have a selective appetite or miss their home comforts while away. It also suits those with a small budget as you can buy food at supermarkets cheaply and cook for yourself.
Bed and Breakfast (BnB) A bed and breakfast is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts are often private family homes and typically have between four and eleven rooms, with six being the average. For those who like to start the day with a good hearty breakfast but don't want to be fixed to certain prearranged times for the rest of their meals, B&B is a great option. Most BnB's offer a very personal and extended breakfast while most hotels offer a buffet breakfast, so you can pile your plate high to keep your energy up until lunchtime - this is an excellent arrangement for couples and groups.
Half Board Breakfast and dinner are both included in the price, meaning that any food or drink outside of meal times will cost you extra. Perhaps you want to book lots of daytime excursions to explore the local area or explore other activities? This means you can fill up on breakfast before you leave, grab lunch when you're out, and come back knowing you won't have to worry about cooking dinner or finding somewhere to eat when you return as the hotel will have it covered.
Full Board Full Board means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals are included in the price but any drinks or snacks outside these meal times will cost you extra. This package is perfect for those who are happy spending the day lounging by the pool at the hotel but don't want to be restricted to what the accommodation has to offer in the evening - perfect if you prefer to experience the surrounding nightlife after dinner.
Table d'hôte (at the table of the host) In France, table d'hôte refers to the shared dining (sometimes breakfast and lunch) offered in a vacation named chambre d'hôte (similar to "BnB", "bed and breakfast"). Every guest of a chambre d'hôte can join this meal, cooked by the hosting family. It is not a restaurant, there is only one service, the price is fixed and usually included in the vacation. Everyone sits around a large table and makes small-talk about the house, the country, and so on. What is closer in French to the meaning of table d'hôte in English is a menu ("lunch special" or "fixed menu"). It usually includes several dishes to pick in a fixed list: an entrée (introductory course), a main course (a choice between up to four dishes), a cheese, a dessert, bread, and sometimes beverage (wine) and coffee all for a set price fixed for the year between €15 to €55. The menu du jour, a cheaper version with less choice, an entrée, and the main course, the plat du jour ("dish of the day") changed every day, is usually between €9 to €15.