BedandBreakfast.com Press Releases

7/17/14
B&B TRAVELERS TAKING MORE LEISURE TRIPS THIS SUMMER
Following national travel trends, bed and breakfast travelers plan to take more summer trips this year than last year, with more than 40 percent planning three or more leisure trips this summer, up from 33 percent last year, according to the annual BedandBreakfast.com Summer Travel Trends Survey*.

5/6/14
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM’S SECOND ANNUAL “TRAVEL FOR TEACHERS” PROGRAM REWARDS TEACHERS WITH DISCOUNTED B&B STAYS
For the second year in a row, BedandBreakfast.com’s® “Travel for Teachers” program offers teachers significant discounts at participating B&Bs and inns across the country to recognize and reward them for their hard work and service to children’s education.

4/14/14

SAY GOOD-BYE TO ONE OF THE COLDEST WINTERS ON RECORD AND HELLO TO A WARM WEATHER GETAWAY FROM BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM.
Coming off one of the coldest winters in decades, BedandBreakfast.com® invites travelers to kiss winter goodbye and get out and enjoy a warm-weather getaway at one of its many bed and breakfasts around the country.

4/14/14

SWEET STUFFED CREPE CIGARS WIN “SWEETS TO BEAT” CONTEST AND VOTED BEST B&B BREAKFAST IN THE WORLD
A contest that would satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth, the BedandBreakfast.com® Best B&B Breakfast Tournament was a showdown of “sweets to beat,” with Sweet Stuffed Crepe Cigars from Open Gates Bed & Breakfast in Darien, GA winning top honors for best B&B breakfast in North America.

3/27/14
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM KICKS OFF THIRD ANNUAL BEST B&B BREAKFAST TOURNAMENT WITH ITS “SWEETS TO BEAT” FINALISTS
Starting today, breakfast lovers and B&B fans are invited to help select the best B&B breakfast in North America during the BedandBreakfast.com® Best B&B Breakfast Tournament™.

2/10/14
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM INVITES B&BS TO ENTER BREAKFAST “SWEETS TO BEAT” CONTEST
For the third year in a row, BedandBreakfast.com® is in search of the best B&B breakfast in North America with its BedandBreakfast.com Best B&B Breakfast Tournament contest.

12/16/13
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES NINTH ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS
From a former convent-turned inn on Lake Como, Italy to an urban retreat in downtown Chicago, the top award-winning inns from BedandBreakfast.com® offer special experiences and extra touches that guests notice.

10/17/13
TRAVELERS TO TAKE TWO+ WINTER WEEKEND GETAWAYS, ACCORDING TO BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM
More than two-thirds (69%) of B&B travelers plan to take two or more weekend getaways this winter, according to the BedandBreakfast.com® annual winter trends and destinations survey*. Three of four (75%) will take a winter getaway to escape the cold weather in their hometown.

10/3/13
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL DESTINATION RESOURCES, MOBILE-CENTRIC PAGES, AND SOCIAL-ENHANCED DESIGN
Travelers looking for the best weekend trips for fall foliage or B&Bs with the coolest pools just have to go to the new dedicated traveler resources page on BedandBreakfast.com® that serves as a one-stop headquarters for the best travel deals, tips and inspiration.

9/16/13
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM DIAMOND COLLECTION GROWS TO MORE THAN 450 LUXURY INNS
In just four years, BedandBreakfast.com®’s prestigious collection of professionally inspected, luxury inns has grown to more than 450 B&Bs and inns.

8/7/2013
B&Bs WITH REPUTATION FOR GOOD FOOD ATTRACT TRAVELERS

BedandBreakfast.com Summer Survey Finds Majority of Travelers Would Choose B&Bs Over Hotels if Nightly Rates are Same

AUSTIN, TX (August 7, 2013) – In BedandBreakfast.com®’s annual summer survey* of more than 5,000 B&B travelers, a reputation for good food is ranked very important to travelers selecting a B&B, followed by gardens and landscaping, architecture, historical significance of the property, and scenic views.

Each summer, BedandBreakfast.com surveys B&B travelers to identify traveler and destination trends. Among standard amenities offered at B&Bs, travelers say free onsite parking, free breakfast, and flexible check-in are most important, followed by a guest pantry with snacks, in-room fireplace, pool or hot tub, on-site restaurant, and private whirlpool tub.

Of the free ”extras” offered at B&Bs, the most appreciated are guest refrigerators, non-alcoholic beverages, homemade baked goods and innkeeper recommendations, according to the survey results.

“Given that many amenities offered at B&Bs are provided at no extra charge, it is no surprise that more than 80 percent of travelers say B&Bs provide more value than hotels,” says Gregory Sion, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. The summer survey by the most comprehensive bed and breakfast website also found that if nightly rates are the same, more than 90 percent say they would choose a B&B over a hotel.

When looking for a B&B getaway, the majority of travelers are looking for a quiet place to unplug and relax, followed by adventure and new experiences, and a romantic getaway.

Besides price and location, photos are most important to travelers when deciding where to stay, with the majority saying they won’t book without them. Consumer reviews and flexible cancellation policy are also very important to consumers.

Nearly 25 percent of those surveyed said they have stayed in more B&Bs than the previous year. Almost two-thirds of B&B travelers are between the ages of 45-65 and nearly nine out of 10 travel less than 250 miles for their weekend getaways.


TRAVEL GIFTS FOR SUMMER CELEBRATIONS
Weddings, Anniversaries, Dads and Grads
Summer signals wedding season, graduation, Father’s Day and other summer celebrations. Paula Disbrowe, former travel editor with Southern Living, says these are the perfect occasions to give the best gift ever – the gift of travel – for newlyweds, grads and Dads, and other special occasions.

Newlyweds
Honeymoon registry sites—like Honeyfund.com and Honeymoonwishes.com can help pay for honeymoon festivities such as luau dinners, scuba diving or whale watching trips.

“Mini-moon” or anniversary getaway weekend. A bed and breakfast weekend is a great choice for “mini-moons” and anniversary celebrations. A BedandBreakfast.com Getaway Gift Card is easy to give and can be personalized with a photo of the couple.

Dads
Give Dad a wine country, craft beer or distillery tour:
  • Book winery tastings through CellarPass or Priority Wine Pass or contact the winery directly and schedule a private tasting
  • Local beer pub tours.

Grads
Give your favorite grad a trip with a new vantage point—hot air balloon ride, zip lining or a train trip.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die —this book shares some of the world’s best travel destinations – from sacred ruins and wildlife preserves to festivals, snack shacks and more.

Note: Check out BedandBreakfast.com’s Innkeeper Guides to Destinations

5/2/13
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER “TRAVEL FOR TEACHERS” PROGRAM
We Invite Teachers to Get Out of the Classroom and Enjoy a Weekend of Rejuvenation this Summer

4/29/13
QUIT THAT HOTEL HABIT: HOW B&Bs BRIGHTEN UP EVERY STAY [Infographic]

B&Bs vs. Hotels Infographic

4/10/13
LEMON SOUFFLÉ PANCAKES WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE VOTEDBEST B&B BREAKFAST IN THE WORLD
Breakfast Bake Takes Second in BedandBreakfast.com’s AnnualBest B&B Breakfast Recipe Challenge

3/18/13
 ‘SWEET AND SAVORY’ 16 KICKS OFF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM’S BEST B&B BREAKFAST TOURNAMENT
Breakfast Lovers and B&B Fans to Vote for Best B&B Breakfast in the World

1/14/13
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM IN SEARCH OF BEST B&B BREAKFAST IN THE WORLD
Second Annual Best B&B Breakfast Recipe Contest Recognizes Signature Amenity of B&Bs

1/10/2013
TRAVELERS TURN TO MORE THAN 400 BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM® DIAMOND COLLECTION™ INNS FOR ‘SMART LUXURY’

12/12/2012
KNOCK THEIR STOCKINGS OFF & PUT A TWINKLE IN THEIR EYE WITH THE GIFT OF A ROMANTIC GETAWAY
BedandBreakfast.com Offers Biggest Sale Ever on Getaway Gift Card

11/15/2012
THREE OUT OF FOUR SEEK VALUE FOR WINTER’S WEEKEND GETAWAYS
BedandBreakfast.com® Announces Top 10 Winter Hot Spots

11/8/2012
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERSOF 2012 BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM AWARDS

9/6/2012

BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM LAUNCHES NEW INNKEEPER GUIDES TO POPULAR DESTINATIONS
B&B Innkeepers Share Insider Tips, Local Know-How to Travelers

6/11/2012
NEW YORK, LONDON, CAPE MAY LEAD BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM LIST OF TOP 10 SUMMER DESTINATIONS
Nearly Three Out of Four Say B&Bs Provide More Value Than Hotels

BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM DIAMOND COLLECTION SURPASSES 300 INNS
Diamond Collection Expands to Include Properties in Canada

1/25/2012
REDESIGNED BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM WEBSITE OFFERS NEW FEATURES TO HIGHLIGHTPERSONALITY, EXPERIENCES OF B&Bs
BedandBreakfast.com Also Announces New General Manager

11/21/11
BED AND BREAKFAST TRAVELERS SEEK ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS,PLAN TO TRAVEL AS MUCH OR MORE THIS WINTER
BedandBreakfast.com Announces Top Winter Destinations

11/3/11
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM 2011-2012 AWARDS”
BedandBreakfast.com Features Top Inns Around the World, New Categories & Travelers’ Choice Winners

10/21/11

TOP 10 B&Bs WHERE YOU CAN SLEEP WITH A GHOST
One in four adults would like to spend the night in a real-life haunted house



9/12/11
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM NAMES TOP LEAF-PEEPING INNS TO VIEW FALL FOLIAGE

9/6/11
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM FEATURED IN "WHEEL OF FORTUNE BED & BREAKFAST WEEK"
BedandBreakfast.com to Provide Prize Packages Every Night During Week of October 10

5/23/11
NEARLY ONE IN THREE SOON-TO-BE-MARRIED COUPLES PLAN TO TAKE A SHORT HONEYMOON
BedandBreakfast.com Offers Popular "Mini-Moon"



5/3/2011

MORE THAN 200 PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED INNS NOW AVAILABLE AT BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM
Travelers turn to Diamond Collection inns for luxury accommodations

4/11/2011
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES TOP 20 DESTINATIONS
B&B Travelers Seek Smaller U.S. Markets, Large European Cities for Intimate Vacations

02/08/2011
BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM INKS DEAL WITH PRICELINE.COM TO ADD BED AND BREAKFAST PROPERTIES

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