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Internet Marketing Your B&B, Guesthouse, Hotel or Inn
The B&B Network is an Internet Marketing Association created to GET YOU MORE BUSINESS - for a fixed annual fee. There is NO commission on bookings and they can be processed with your existing Merchant Account. Your website is promoted via a network of over 70 Websites - our prime job is the generation, capture & re-direction of visitor traffic to our members websites and is a responsibility we take very seriously. Internet Marketing is a new and evolving business skill - our experience goes back to the pioneering days of the Internet in 1994 providing members with a wealth of experience & knowledge gained over 19 years. However, no organisation can represent the whole accommodation & hospitality sector effectively, hence our policy NOT to oversubscribe membership in any specific town or region - this ensures that the business we capture is not diluted by over-subscription.
New Booking Engine
In October 2011 the B&B Network introduced a new commission free booking engine and booking management system for members. All members webpages and website now all sport the new system that is fully integrated with the guests booking status page.
Each member of the B&B Network is provided with either a single web-page or multi-page website. These websites use a member's unique domain name and this allows them to promote their websites in any way they wish - this is in addition to the marketing of the website by the B&B Network. These websites can be updated with room rates, last minute deals and special offers at any time via the members admin panel. Last minute deals and special offers are also syndicated to B&B Network websites including 'Special Offers' and 'Last Minute' websites such as Red Dot Deals - the Last Minute Website
Members can now generate a unique QR Code directly in their admin panel for smat phone users to access their website
B&B Network Websites
As an Internet Marketing Association it is important to have a major presence on the web - the B&B Network consists of well over 70 dedicated inter-linked portal websites dedicated to capturing visitor traffic for members. Hundreds of members websites help provide a high search popularity index. Additionally, our wider Network for the tourism and travel sector has a growing number of regional, events calendars and specialist websites (eg. car rental & Last Minute websites) that act as portals - providing additional visitor traffic to the B&B Network. The B&B Network has an increasing Internet presence and captured visitor traffic has now grown to millions of unique visitors every year. B&B Network websites
Membership Certificate and Window Badge
BRAND B&B NETWORK: More and more people use the Web for booking accommodation than ever before. It is important to show guests you are a member of a bona fide Internet Marketing Association - The B&B Network is an increasingly recognised International ´Brand´.
Displaying the Window Badge and / or certificate acts as a subtle reminder that you can be easily found online and where you can be found matching up nicely with our be FOUND and be SEEN policy. Visitors have become familiar with the B&B Network format and we receive many positive comments on the layout and ease of use of our websites.
MOBILE PHONES - PDAs - iPhones - iPods - iPads: The B&B Network Technical Team has developed a number of web based directories to promote your business on mobile computing devices (PDAs) and Mobile Phones. These allow the users to send an email or telephone any B&B Network member, whilst they're on the move or at a meeting. The emergence of iPhone / iPad Applications provide perhaps the most important platform for the B&B Network since its inception.
Special Promotional Websites
Introduced in 2009, our first Red Dot Deal website promoting last Minute Deals & Special Offers provided a life line during the recession to our Irish members. Such was the success, that there are now Red Dot Deal websites for Ireland, UK, Europe and Worldwide - creating a new ´Brand´ that provides more portals and more opportunities for members. Members posting a Last Minute Deal or Special Offer on their websites, will find them added automatically to the appropriate Red Dot Deal websites (we call this syndicating). This facility is a feature of the International Member grade.
All the websites in the B&B Network carry banner advertising. Members are given a 50% discount on our normal commercial rates to help them CAPTURE MORE TRAFFIC for their websites.
Click the banner to the right to see the types and cost of banner advertising.
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NEWSLETTERS & EMAIL CAMPAIGNS: Our twice yearly International Newsletter is sent to over 80,000 "opted in" readers and from time to time they also receive notification of special offers via email.
PRINTED MATERIAL: We have a DL leaflet to promote the B&B Network at exhibitions, seminars, workshops and to travel agents & guests.
MEDIA PROMOTION: We regularly release information to the media on our activities and new innovations. Each year we have an advertising programme to promote the B&B Network - this is usually aligned with new websites, features or countries to ensure the continued growth of Internet traffic to our websites.
EXHIBITIONS: We make an annual ´pilgrimage´ to the B&B Expo in Brussels every year in order to raise the profile of the B&B Network amongst the trade and public. Here we meet with visitors planning their holidays and vacations and encourage them to find their accommodation and lodging on the B&B Network.
Additionally we attend travel and tourism trade shows to ensure we are seen as a presence in the industry.