Business Intelligence

Why a Booking Engine on your Website is Vitally Important for B&Bs

Posted by on March 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

Here are some reasons why instant online booking capability on a Bed & Breakfast’s website is vitally important: B&B’s can offer incentive pricing for direct booking on their website versus OTAs. Encourages international guests, and can actually increase the diversity of guest demographics. Helps capture reservations from potential guests that would otherwise leave the website […]

Hurricane Sandy forum introduced by PAII

Posted by on November 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

PAII CEO, Jay Karen and Lisa Kolb, owner of Acorn Internet Services, met at the Washington B&B Guild Annual Meeting earlier this week. Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the relatively little information we’ve been hearing about impacted B&Bs and inns, the two thought a more public-access information sharing site would be helpful. […]

How to Properly Interact with Facebook Fan Pages

Posted by on October 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

We all know that social media interaction works well for small businesses and tourism and bed & breakfast hotels in particular.  But how does the whole “Like” system work?  And what is the best method of socially interacting with Facebook? For those asking for clarification on exactly how the “LIKE” procedure should go, here it is. […]

Praise for Britain and Ireland Bed & Breakfasts

Posted by on September 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

As part of an introduction to Europe’s bed and breakfast accommodation, travel specialist Rick Steves recently had some very positive things to say about UK & Ireland B&Bs in the Seattle Times. An obvious fan, Steves begins by giving a warm impression of B&Bs in general and makes a number of pertinent observations: “While B&Bs […]

BedandBreakfast.com, Rezovation, and Webervations Raise Prices

Posted by on January 13, 2012 at 4:39 pm

BedandBreakfast.com, Rezovation, and Webervations have raised prices again.  Upon recently visiting their websites to update our analysis of comparative pricing, we discovered that another wave of price increases have been rolled out in the last 6 months.  But don’t take our word for it, visit their websites for yourself. BedandBreakfast.com for example now charges about […]

A Gift for New Year’s – IWB Channel Manager

Posted by on January 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm

We have a New Year’s gift for you. We now offer channel management to our members. This means you only have to manage your calendar once, and you can update all your booking sites. The advantage is incredible time savings and convenience. Eliminate many hours of work each month in managing calendars on multiple websites. […]

A Cheaper Alternative for Property Management Systems

Posted by on September 19, 2011 at 6:01 am

Introducing IWBFrontDesk.com, a cheaper alternative for property management IWBFrontDesk is a new property management system with one major advantage: Savings of 30% to 75% versus competing services. With prices so low, why not begin saving today? Get a free 30-day trial, available only to Instant World Booking members. Contact us for the promo code to […]

Property Management System for Bed & Breakfasts

Posted by on September 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Get your Demo today Engineered as an alternative to products like RezOvation ®, Webervations ®, SuperInn, Resnexus ®, Hostel Power, HostelMate, etc., IWBFrontDesk has one major advantage: lower cost.  In our last article, we showed price comparisons indicating savings of 30% to 75%+ versus many of the most popular PMS providers.  Now, for complete details, […]

New Booking Engines, Lower Prices for 2011

Posted by on November 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Following is a letter published to our fellow members of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (paii.org): We wish to introduce to you our new Booking Engines (Online Reservation System) for 2011.  They’re available right now!  BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) believes that this announcement is quite timely.  Economic conditions in North America, and for the B&B industry […]

Don’t ever turn down free advertising

Posted by on October 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

“Don’t ever turn down free advertising. Marketing has a ‘cumulative effect’. In this case, less is not more. More is definitely More!” The “cumulative effect” is even more valuable if the source of advertising is costless.   To learn how it works, read: http://www.instantworldbooking.com/blog_iw/2010/10/cumulative-effect-online-marketing/ Link to this post!

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