Innkeeping Association Really For the Betterment of B&Bs...

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I always thought that what we really need is a new type of association. One that is meant to be a support and marketing association and not specifically about "education" and certainly not about "profit" for the association.

From my standpoint, what I want is an association that markets B&Bs by B&Bs and for B&Bs. That negotiates deals with suppliers for us who want our favour. We are small, but there are many of us, so that mobile companies, linen companies, insurance companies and the such are interested in our business and should be able to offer members discounts (just like the AARP or CARP). And finally, that helps us fill niches that we can't currently fill... for example, there is a large supplier of frozen ready-to-bake products that we can use, but is often requiring too big an order for us to purchase, so finding a way with a producer to service our market in a way that makes our product better and fills the missing vertical market. And finally stands up to organizations that use and abuse us, for example TA, who doesn't seem to understand our value and many of our particular cases has allowed fake reviews, violations of their own ToS and even dilution of our TM without our permission. Not to mention the fact that we are charge so much more per room than large establishments that don't send nearly as much traffic per room.

That is what I want from an association.

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yea it sounds amazing, wish that it could happen. Im may not own one anymore, but I am an innkeeper nonetheless and would manage it much better if we had the same in our Association-but they don't do much either

 

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I agree. Let me know if InnRewards can help in anyway. Im all about helping all of us.

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this organisation is trying to be this - www.bedposts.org.uk and its free to join so feel free to sign up anyone.

It comes with free advertising so worth it for the web site link.

It just sort of getting itself on its feet but its worth a look.

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camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

this organisation is trying to be this - www.bedposts.org.uk and its free to join so feel free to sign up anyone.

It comes with free advertising so worth it for the web site link.

It just sort of getting itself on its feet but its worth a look.

Speaking of that (UK), I saw anew twitter follower who is one who is yet another review site for B&B's... I guess they thought we didn't have enough of these...

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Yep that would be a great association.!!!!

I wished ours would be more like that. We have lost so many .Because of cost to join and not listening to what B&Bs say. Plus wanting to hang on to old values. Plus no one wants to led. It need s fresh blood ,,,,so sad.

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Sounds good to me.

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