Monthly publication features news and information for inn owners and operators, with topics covered in various issues of this magazine including industry news, market trends, marketing and promotion, customer service, guest safety and security, facility management, housekeeping, personnel staffing, finance, and technology. Sample issue is available online, with magazine available to members only.
The B&B Industry
Introductory section provides an overview of the bed and breakfast industry and includes information on typical occupancy rates, average daily rates, and revenue per available room; facility size (sq. ft.), configuration (e.g., number of rooms, rooms with private baths), and location (e.g., urban, suburban, and rural); amenities offered (e.g., food and beverages, wireless internet); and owner demographics.
Market research report analyzes of the current state of the B&B sector of the hospitality industry, with topics covered in the report including market sector size, key performance metrics, importance of the B&B sector to various travel segments with a focus on the millennial traveler, impact of shifts in digital technology from both a consumer and operator standpoint, and opportunities for growth in the market.
Comprehensive research report provides a detailed analysis of the travel accommodations market on a global, regional, and country basis, with information provided for the U.S. market including historical and forecast market size by type of travel accommodation (e.g., hotels and motels, casino hotels, bed and breakfast accommodations, and all other accommodations). Table of contents is available online.
Consumer research report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for hotel alternatives (e.g., overnight home/room rentals, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, campgrounds, hostels, and B&Bs), with topics covered including market breakdown, key players, guest segmentation, number and type of stays, reasons for choosing and using hotel alternatives, and consumer attitudes and perceptions.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual financial statement analysis provides common-size income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size based on sales for bed and breakfast operations that provide short- term lodging in private residences that have been converted to accommodate overnight guests and often offer features such as unique location, attractive decor, gourmet food, and personal guest care.
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for various job positions in this lodging sector, with positions for which salary or hourly compensation data is provided including innkeeper, general manager, administrative assistant, housekeeper, maid or housekeeping cleaner, housekeeping aide/attendant/assistant, executive chef, line cook, property manager, and caretaker.
Annual wage survey provides hourly rate and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area basis for occupations in this sector, which includes bed and breakfast operations that provide short- term lodging in private residences that have been converted to accommodate overnight guests and often offer features such as unique location, attractive decor, gourmet food, and personal guest care.
Resources section includes articles and other information on buying or selling a property provided by experienced realtors and financing consultants, with topics covered in this section including obtaining valuation prior to marketing a property, buyer prospecting tips, marketing the property, pre-qualifying buyers, and options available for financing the sale of a property. All articles are available free online.