Millenials Changing Travel

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A good takeaway from this good Atlantic article:

Millenials aren't afraid of travel and they don't want to wait. They represent a tremendous opportunity to innkeepers -- IF innkeepers can sell them that staying at their place is a unique and rewarding experience. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/06/how-millennials-are-changing-international-travel/373007/?utm_source=atlfb

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We've had way too many Airbnb-ers (mostly Millenials) really want the "DIY Stay", with self check-ins, help-yourself kitchens, and no interaction from Innkeepers or other guests...but Sorry... 

We don't do self-check-ins - You can't help yourself and use our kitchen to make your own food - and breakfast AINT at Noon! (when the kitchen is all cleaned-up!)

If they didn't read the info I list on Airbnb about us being a B&B and not a vacation rental, and they don't know the culture of a B&B, they need to be educated about what the B&B "Experience" really is...

...and I volunteer to show them...LOL!

 

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One group enquiry noticed our large sofas and suggested some of them could sleep on them.  Conversely, we had a lady stay who gave us a rubbish review because our place is "more like a Chambres d'hôtes than a hotel". Clearly didn't read the description, first line "charming Chambres d'hôtes in the Vienne" 

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LOL, I'm constantly being asked, "How many rooms are your cottages?"  When the actual descriptions says, "One Room Cottage - Room Name" for all six of them.

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Interesting, there was a study came out here a few months ago that said that millenials are more interested in spending their money on experiences rather than buying stuff, so for example they'd rather travel than buy a dishwasher.

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Then AirBnB's theft of our brand is complete. 

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Millennials coming to stay with me for a reunion. Their initial emails all used the phrase 'your airbnb'. I don't think they are interested in traditional BNB stays. That's for their grandparents. They want the shiny new thing.

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Morticia wrote:

Millennials coming to stay with me for a reunion. Their initial emails all used the phrase 'your airbnb'. I don't think they are interested in traditional BNB stays. That's for their grandparents. They want the shiny new thing.

Yup. You have no idea how many folks, from repairmen to actual guests, ask me, "So this is an Airbnb?" I agree that Airbnb ripped off the B&B name & persona!

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Did you reply that you are an inn, not a home stay?

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Did you reply that you are an inn, not a home stay?

Yes. I did let them know. I Said they might be looking for a VRBO, instead of a full service inn with resident innkeepers.

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