Ayrshire Bed & Breakfast Association

Abba LogoAs we’re always stressing here at freetobook, there’s strength in numbers. It’s easy for B&Bs and guest houses to feel isolated when it comes to marketing themselves properly. That’s why our new venture is potentially such good news for property owners everywhere.

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We look forward to seeing you at BOBI

BOBICraig, Iain and Caroline will be at the Best of Britain & Ireland (BoBI) this March, publicising freetobook, promoting independent hotels / B&Bs / guesthouses and making lots of new contacts. They’ll be at stand E34 and they’re looking forward to meeting you, so if you’d like to make an appointment for a face-to-face chat, just drop one of them a line by email.

An essential industry showcase, Best of Britain & Ireland offers exhibitors, trade visitors and VIP Hosted Buyers from home and overseas an unmatched opportunity to get together and find new business opportunities. It’s a strictly trade-only event, selling the best of Britain and Ireland to British and international markets.

BoBI 2012 will take place on 14 – 15 March in Hall 9 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Announcing “theBandBer”

theBandBer_logo_2February 2012 sees the launch of a project that we at Freetobook find extremely exciting. It’s called theBandBer (www.thebandber.com) and it’s a brand new online magazine dedicated to championing and celebrating everything that makes bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and small independent hotels so special.

Aimed first and foremost at accommodation owners, theBandBer is edited by David Cunningham, a senior web content developer and editor.  It covers topics as diverse as managing online reviews and profiles, attracting more business travellers, top tips on the effective use of social media, staycation trends, technology and credit card charges. It also carries interviews with noted gurus in the independent accommodation world (who are themselves property owners.)

The aim of theBandBer is to create a community of self-styled ‘BandBers’.

“There is a real spirit of comradeship within the independent accommodation market and property owners are eager to connect and share their stories,” says editor David Cunningham. “We are planning on using the full array of social media tools to help support and promote our members.”

Images to show you in the best light

We have massively upgraded the photos interface so that you can upload multiple photos for your property: for different rooms, facilities and many other categories. Take advantage of the upgrade and load a good range of photos so that we can show your property in the best possible light. To access the images you have already loaded and to add new ones, go to your “Profile” tab then to the “Images” subtab.