IWBMob is a New Mobile Booking Technology

Bed Breakfast Traveler is a brand operated under the Instant World Booking umbrella. A few weeks ago we introduced a brand new concept in mobile booking.  Yes, Bed and Breakfasts can be booked on the fly, from anywhere. And, as an innkeeper you can host your booking engine on your B&B website, and be assured that people from any location using any type of devise can book your rooms instantly. This includes users of mobile phones, tablets, and any computer.

The first phase of this re-branding has just been released. It’s a mobile-first design. This means that your profile page, and the entire booking process, has been redesigned. Our new design features leading edge mobile aesthetics and streamlined user experience. For users of our new booking engine, the experience will surpass almost any modern booking site available today.

What does mobile-first mean?
Mobile-first means that our site will respond flexibly to all types of computers and devices, with an emphasis on mobile users. After all, more than 25% of worldwide travel bookings are made on mobile devices.  In the coming weeks, additional phases of our IWBmob re-branding will be visible across our entire website.

One thing to consider when selecting your primary booking engine is this. Have you gone through the booking process on multiple different mobile devices such as an iPhone, an Android phone, and a tablet?  Are the email confirmations that your guests receive equally mobile-friendly? Instant World Booking has this all covered for you.

We invite you to check out your new profile pages.  We’re sure you’ll agree that it works better on mobile devices, and is easy for users, than most other booking sites.

Here are some of best profiles we’ve seen. We recommend you check them out for ideas. Remember, add your best photos!

Hotel Convento Santa Catalina, Guatemala
Wander Inn Bunbury, Australia
Amigos Hostel Cozumel, Mexico
Bondalem Beach Club, Indonesia
New Ostel Florence, Italy
Nanu Guesthouse, South Korea

We will soon introduce some innovative methods of integrating your IWB experience with Facebook and other social media. These are brand new innovations that are currently not used by any other booking service. Look for future announcements to learn how to take advantage of these innovations.

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

Here are some reasons why instant online booking capability on a Bed & Breakfast’s website is vitally important:

  1. B&B’s can offer incentive pricing for direct booking on their website versus OTAs.
  2. Encourages international guests, and can actually increase the diversity of guest demographics.
  3. Helps capture reservations from potential guests that would otherwise leave the website and search elsewhere (the fact is, most guests are searching multiple accommodations on the internet, and just don’t want to waste time emailing or calling).
  4. A well-integrated Booking Engine raises the credibility bar for a B&B.  Properties using freebee booking buttons, old style email request forms, or PayPal-style payment buttons are often perceived by guests as amateurish or “low-budget”.  This is a perception that, rightly or wrongly, reflects how well the B&B manages their accommodations.
  5. The importance of collecting deposits online with a booking cannot be overlooked.  Most free booking buttons don’t offer this.  Additionally, a well-established Booking Engine that can verify customer credit cards, and handle collections in multiple currencies is important, particularly in many regions.  Many international guests will not be able to book if their cards are being declined by second-rate providers and merchant accounts.  Most innkeepers don’t know that even PayPal restricts payments from cardholders in many countries.  These are questions that all innkeepers should be asking when selecting a Booking Engine provider.

So, if you are an innkeeper or manager of a small hotel, consider how online booking capability may enhance your business.  Ask questions, and consider several providers before selecting one that’s right for you.

For some ideas on how BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) can improve your website with a Booking Engine, visit:



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Time for a New Booking Engine

Time for a New

Booking Engine!

Get a new IWB Booking Engine for your website.

New for 2014, Instant World Booking offers the guaranteed lowest cost versus any competing solution. So, now is the time to switch. Shop around, then come to Instant World Booking.

Try it today with no contracts, no obligation.

Instant World Booking has the lowest price, guaranteed. No exceptions. Just contact us for a personalized price quote. If we can’t reduce your current cost, you get our booking engine free for a year.

This offer is a virtual “game-changer”!  IWB’s Booking Engine is fully integrated with IWB Front Desk 2.0 and IWB Channel Manager (see below for more information). In fact, Instant World Booking now offers more service and payment options than any other provider. So why not switch now?

Get a New Booking Engine?

IWB Channel ManagerIWB Channel Manager

now updates Booking.com, Expedia, and over 150+ booking sites

Manage hundreds of booking sites from a single calendar.

See all your reservations in one place … Booking.com, Expedia, HostelWorld, Travelocity, Orbitz, and dozens more.

Bonus: Free listing on the GDS … access over 450,000 travel agency sites worldwide.

Manage your calendar on all your booking channels from just one source.

Additionally, all booking sites will automatically be updated every time you receive a reservation. Here’s how it works. Whenever you receive a booking on any channel or website (e.g., HostelWorld, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.), your availability calendar is immediately updated on all connected sites. Over 150 booking sites are available. Even update all your calendars when you receive a reservation from your own website (IWB Booking Engine required).

Get IWB Channel Manager Now?            Questions?

Why IWB Channel Manager?

  • Less than $14 per month
  • More than 150 booking sites, plus the GDS, all included
  • Free signup for IDS/GDS sites, reaching 450,000 travel agents worldwide
  • All major hostelling sites included, HostelWorld.com, Hostelbookers, etc.
  • Incredible savings of time and money by updating your calendar only once
  • Automatic updates for incoming reservations

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IWBFrontDesk.com is a property management system (PMS) that will save you money. Enhance your front desk operations by managing your reservations, guest communication and other functions more efficiently.

Get 1 Month Free. Just enter Promo Code SAVE2014 to begin your free trial.

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Savings of 40% to 85%

IWBFrontDesk is significantly cheaper than many popular property management systems (front desk software).
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Talking about Increasing Your Web Exposure for Online Bookings

When it comes to your accommodation & lodging business, having the right exposure is key.  You want to maximize your potential for online bookings from multiple channels.   But, you don’t want to have all the work of managing your information and updating your calendars on all those channels, right?

This is the type of discussion we have every day with hotels, bed & breakfasts, and hostels of all sizes every day.  So, what if you called and asked how we could expand your exposure and increase your business.  Here’s a hypothetical answer about how the discussion might go:

It was very nice speaking with you this afternoon. We discussed 2 optional services that, based on our discussion, will work very well for your business. These services are:

1) IWB Channel Manager

2) IWB Booking Engine for your website



First, regarding IWB Channel Manager, you mentioned that it was your goal to (a) increase exposure of your property for bookings, and (b) have just one interface to deal with for calendars, billings, commissions, etc. IWB Channel Manager can meet these goals.

Here is our proposal for how it works:

You pay a monthly cost of $14 for the basic IWB Channel Manager membership. This offers connections to a variety of booking channels, e.g., Expedia.com and others. This service enables you to manage your calendar just once on our website, and it simultaneously updates all your 3rd party booking channels. This eliminates any time and effort having to maintain multiple calendars on multiple systems.

For a channel that you are already signed up with, e.g., Expedia, we offer an Expedia connection. And, within 24 hours you can begin using IWB Channel Manager, and updating your Expedia calendar from IWB. There are no other costs. Whatever you Expedia commission and arrangements are would continue as before.

We discussed connecting you to our excellent Reconline channel. This channel offers a simultaneous connection to about 120 IDS booking sites, plus the GDS. Premium IDS sites include premium channels such as Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity, and many other similar sites. The GDS are the reservation systems used by over 300,000 travel agents to book their air, hotel and car reservations.

To get set up with Reconline, with simultaneous connections to all 120 IDS sites, plus the GDS, we will facilitate the application process for you. There is no cost for setup. There is a 17% commission for any bookings that originate from any of these sources. The billing and commission process is handled all centrally.

So, to summarize, IWB Channel Manager will connect your IWB calendar to your external channels, so you only have to maintain one calendar. The Reconline channel will publish your property on about 120 sites plus the GDS. The total cost will be only $14 per month for the membership, and 17% commission on any bookings from any Reconline channel. There are no other costs.



The second service that we discussed is a new Booking Engine for your website. This service will enable customers to book reservations instantly on your website. And, it’s a natural complement to the Channel Manager, since bookings will be confirmed from the same calendar you’re already maintaining on our website. So, one source for all bookings and channels. And, our pricing options are very flexible.

We discussed a setup in which customers would pay a standard flat $25 deposit on each booking. Our cost for this booking engine would be $5 per reservation. There are no setup fees or other costs.

We offer alternative pricing methods, including a 35% deposit option, which would have a 5% commission cost. Or an 8% deposit option, which would have a 1.9% commission cost.

Alternatively, you can select a no-deposit option which would have a monthly fixed price of $28 (pricing available through November 2012).



1) To get started with IWB Channel Manager, please log in to your profile at our website.  Once logged in, proceed to the CHANNEL MANAGER page. Purchase your membership to get started.

2) Once you have purchased the membership, proceed to the Setup Interface. There you will select CHANNELS, and then the “Reconline” channel. Follow the instructions on your screen to request Reconline setup.

3) We will then send you the necessary Reconline application materials, and initiate the set up process.

4) For any other channels you want to setup, follow the instructions on the Setup Interface.

5) Before setting up and connecting any channels you will need to add your calendar of availability on IWB’s Calendar interface. Proceed to the CALENDAR page to do this. This will also need to be done before we can setup your Booking Engine for your website.


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How to Get Channel Management for your B&B

The interest level in IWB Channel Manager is incredible.  A number of questions have been received about how to get the quickest access to this service.  We’ll answer this question here.

Well, you need to start by having a free listing on BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking), which provides free marketing, a high-end calendar system, and access to all our other services. This can be accomplished in about 3 minutes at the following page:

Once listed, you will have access to a wide array of service options, for example Booking Engines and a low cost property management system called IWBFrontDesk.com.  You can get a free trial of our excellent property management system at:

Now, for Channel Management, which is the hot topic.  You will have access to get started with IWB Channel Manager, offering management of dozens of booking sites right from one calendar. Once you have your free listing, please log in with the User ID provided, then proceed to the CHANNEL MANAGER page.  There you will find all the information you need.

One thing Instant World Booking prides itself on is being able to provide high-end services at a cost cheaper than any competitor.  For example, we have a guarantee to provide a booking engine for your B&B website lower than any other competing offer.  For some demos on our Booking Engines, please see:


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New Booking Engines, Lower Prices for 2011

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 as a whole, are still quite lackluster, despite earlier forecasts.  Like you, we feel that internet technology should not only make our lives easier, but also save money … and lots of it.  Instant World Booking has introduced a pricing model for Booking Engines that does just that.

In short, BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) guarantees you a much lower cost for your website’s booking engine than your current provider.

And what’s more, you even choose the way you want to pay: commission pricing, monthly cost, per-transaction cost, etc.  We can customize a pricing plan to meet your specific needs, as well as reduce your costs.  You choose the pricing model that’s best for you.  What really matters is — you’ll be saving money.

For years now, we’ve been reading our competitors’ websites and blog posts explaining their cost structure.  You’ve probably seen some of these articles, trying to justify commission costs of 25% – 30% for online reservation programs.  And, if you use a competing Booking Engine for your website, you may be paying from $50 per month (that’s the absolute lowest) up to $300 or more per month, plus a commission for every reservation.  And, then there’s the setup fee (as high as $999), and plenty of restrictions on how much availability you need to allocate to avoid higher costs.

If there’s any one message I want to get across here:  Please Don’t Overpay!  It’s no wonder that in the last year, some of these competing providers have been bought out by major corporations or conglomerates.  This has been widely publicized in the news.  Let’s just see which direction their prices go in the next year.

There’s no secret to why BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) can offer the same, and better, services for a much lower cost.  We’ve been developing better Booking Engines and online marketing services for close to a decade.  And, we’re passing on the savings of our smart solutions to you.

Check out a demo of our Booking Engine for your website here:


Then, contact us and tell us how much you pay for your current solution.  We guarantee a lower cost, and you can even get set up for free in just 24-48 hours.

Check out our blog for more innkeepers’ intelligence, and get the real breakdown of pricing for some of our most popular competitors:


Even if you’re not in the market for a new Booking Engine just yet, list your property with BedBreakfastTraveler.com today for free.  You get 15+ pages of web-optimized, translated content about your B&B (we translate your B&B descriptions for you).  This comes complete with custom searchable maps and extras.  This is an unprecedented value.


Thank you for your valuable time.  I promise you that, after spending a couple of minutes checking out our Booking Engine demos, you’ll be saving a lot of money in 2011.

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Rezovation Booking Engine? Switch now and Get $200 Back

If you use Rezovation for your website’s booking engine, or a similar service like Webervations or other BedandBreakfast.com product, consider switching today and get $200.00 back.  Do you want to save a lot of money AND have a superior booking engine for your website?  Check out BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking), and learn why our booking engine services are better than Rezovation and the rest:


BedBreakfastTraveler.com offers a superior and more flexible solution for your website’s booking engine.  If you’re already using Rezovation, just compare costs and features.  There’s no obligation or cost to check out a demo booking engine from BedBreakfastTraveler.com.   So, why overpay?  We already offer lower rates than Rezovation and other competing providers.  We also offer more services and options, including deposit and payment options not available elsewhere.  In addition to our already lower rates, when you switch now from a competing provider, receive an additional $200.00 back.  Contact us today for more details and to receive your demo.

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Webervations Booking Engine? Switch Now and Get $200 Back

If you’re using WebervationsBooking Engine for your bed & breakfast or inn website, switch now and receive up to $200.00 back.  Contact BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) for more information, or see the following page to learn more about our booking engine services:


Not only does BedBreakfastTraveler.com offer a better and more flexible solution than Webervations, but we’re already a lot cheaper.  Don’t overpay for a booking engine on your B&B website!  And, in addition to our lower rates, BedBreakfastTraveler.com is offering a special promotion for up to $200 back when you switch today.

There’s no obligation to set up a demo booking engine for your website, so check us out today and save.

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BedandBreakfast.com Booking Engine? Switch now and receive $200

Do you use BedandBreakfast.com or a similar Booking Engine for your bed and breakfast website?  Do you also want to save a lot of money.  BedBreakfastTraveler.com (Instant World Booking) is offering a promotion if you switch now from a competing booking engine.  Receive up to $200.00 back when you switch today.  Contact BedBreakfastTraveler.com for more information, or see the following page to learn why our booking engine services cannot be beat:


Not only does BedBreakfastTraveler.com offer a superior and more flexible solution than BedandBreakfast.com, but it’s also a lot cheaper.  Just compare by viewing the pricing chart at the link above.  Why overpay for a booking engine with less service and options?  In addition to our already lower rates, BedBreakfastTraveler.com offers a special promotion for up to $200.00 back when you switch today.

There’s no obligation or cost to set up a demo booking engine for your B&B’s website, so check us out today and save.

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Advanced Features of our New Booking Engine for your B&B Website

BedBreakfastTraveler.com’s latest booking engine for Bed & Breakfast websites offers many advanced features not available from BedandBreakfast.com, Webervations, Rezovations, or other comparable services.  Most of all it’s cheaper than the rest.  Check out our Demos of B&B Booking Engines.

To demonstrate how our online reservations for your B&B website compare with other providers, here is an example of the features currently set up for a typical bed and breakfast:

Online reservations secured with a substantial deposit offer unmatched security at a low cost:

  • 5% commission for reservations confirmed at your website.
  • 35% deposit collected from customers.
  • Zero cost guarantee: If you have no reservations, you have no cost.
  • Full Protection for “No-shows” (when customers fail to arrive) and Cancellations: You still get paid the deposit even if a customer fails to arrive, or cancels late. You may select your own flexible cancellation policy. We have set your cancellation policy so that you receive a percentage of the deposit collected: 50% (i.e., 17.5% of the total reservation).
    In the case of cancellations, you receive this amount, minus commissions, if the customer cancels within 14 days before arrival. In the case of “No-shows” (when customers fail to arrive), you receive full payment of the deposit, minus commissions.
  • Choose any cancellation penalty amount you wish, up to 100% of the amount collected, and a cancellation period of up to 90 days before check-in. Please contact us if you wish to change either of these cancellation variables.
  • Service charge (optional): A small service charge will be collected from customers when reserving on your website (USD 1.50 per room, or USD 0.50 per bed for per-person prices). You will be paid 50% of all service charges collected, and this may be a beneficial way of offsetting your cost. This feature is optional, and you can select and service charge amount you wish, or none at all.

Payments we make to you:

  • We make payments to you: monthly
  • Your payment instructions are on file: Wire Convenient payment options include 1) bank wire, 2) EFT – electronic funds transfer, 3) PayPal, 4) bank check in your own currency, and 5) US Dollar bank check. These flexible options allow you to receive your funds either electronically or by physical delivery. All payment methods are free except the bank wire option, which includes an additional fee for every transaction.
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