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From Trip Info:

http://www.tripinfo.com/ITM/Articles2014/ITM6472.html 

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http://www.tripinfo.com/ITM/Articles2014/ITM6473.html 

 

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I am listed - as a what the hey another site since i AM legal - but I still object to the illegals but I have no control over that. I never thought about the tax isue until pointed out here since I have only received 4 inquiries.

#1 - was unsure if her request was received and e-mailed me directly, thus booking without Air and tax was charged (I think she even took a better room (I list my orphan). #2 canceled day before & I got paid for the no-show. #3 - is an Air host also (cannot wait to pick brain) coming next week #4 - another different Air host told not available - yes, the night of my reunion. This is in Probably a 4-year span (I lose track of time since I entered the "toilet paper roll" age)

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If you are registered with air, do you specifically market yourself as a "Legal Bed and B?"  or other terms to make sure the reader knows you are certified and compliant?

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This is how a friend does it.  I may follow suit next year.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3521677?s=rsN8

I do list our vacation rental on the air site.  The price there is $15 more than the same accommodation on our own site.  That is how I work in the air bite and the tax.  Many folks work out that its cheaper for them on our own not-difficult-to-find-site, and just book there.  At least they were until August.  Now most straight from the air site. 

For my friend, the price is the same on her own site and the air site.  So she's taking a hit on the air bite and the tax, unless she's adding it at check-in.  I don't want to antagonize the guests by adding a fee they didn't know about until they show up on our doorstep.

I also enter the air reservation in our own booking engine so that all calendars match, and at the end of the year I can run all the reports and do the state tax payment.  I think air also sends a 1099, but I've already done the numbers by the time that shows up.

If I list our b and b rooms with air next year, I'll do a price hike then too.  The first since we opened in 2007. 

 

 

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

If you are registered with air, do you specifically market yourself as a "Legal Bed and B?"  or other terms to make sure the reader knows you are certified and compliant?

You can't post URL's on that site, but you can put your B&B name all over it, but do you want to, so when people do a search they find AirB before your website? Something to consider. 

It doesn't matter if you put you are compliant on THAT website, I wouldn't worry about doing that if you list with them. Knowing you are a licensed B&B is self explanatory. I think if you DO list with them you can say if this room is not available you have other rooms at the inn. to get the point across as well.

Just saying, I know not everyone wishes to cast their lot with them. 

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