Insights and tips on how to protect your inn or bed & breakfast, giving you and your guests peace of mind.
The travel and hospitality industries are some of the most helpful income generators to small businesses. They keep the economics of travel within their communities. By recommending restaurants, coffee shops, and local boutiques to guests, they can help these small businesses immensely.
With most of corporate America continuing to having to work remotely, there has been a new craving for travel and working on “vacation” which has opened a plethora of opportunities for the Bed & Breakfast industry. Simply introducing more operational technology in your Inn, offering creative packages, or being more flexible with your bookings, could increase your business earnings exponentially. The trends for 2021 are focused on safety and the “new” business traveler.
Phishing attacks are constantly evolving in order to capitalize on our information. Recently, we’ve seen an uptick of scammers sending phishing emails – even Zoom meetings - about the COVID-19 vaccine. As hackers get better and better at their game, it’s important to know how to spot a suspicious email to help your Bed & Breakfast business avoid a cyber breach.
As an innkeeper, you have a vested interest in making sure your property is safe and secure. Naturally, you want to protect your guests, avoid costly damage, and other problems whenever possible. Fortunately, advances in smart technology offer Bed & Breakfast owners a means to identify and address potential issues early when they are most manageable.
An unfortunate result of COVID-19 is that cybercriminals are attempting to capitalize on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak and vaccine updates. With a large amount of the population still working remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, phishing scams are becoming the fastest type of cybercrime.
Charming and luxurious are two words most commonly associated with Bed & Breakfasts. Guests from all over the world book their stays with those two words in mind. It’s also one of the reasons some prefer staying at an Inn rather than booking a standard hotel. To help step up your luxe game, keep reading for 5 simple tips you may not have thought about.
Owning and operating a Bed & Breakfast, a lodge, or other accommodation can be a rewarding endeavor. However, owners have to manage numerous exposures related to lodging, and many offer amenities that can dramatically increase the number of risks. Assessing your exposures and taking the appropriate precautions can go a long way toward protecting your business.
You face unique risks each day as a Bed & Breakfast owner. Harsh winter weather elevates those risks with ice and snow buildup, ice covered tree limbs and walkways, and freezing pipes. Those risks lead to increased property damage and liability claims. Let’s take a look at the top five winter Bed & Breakfast insurance claims and ways you can reduce the risk of having to file a claim.
Deck the halls for the holidays and welcome your Bed & Breakfast guests with more than seasonal decor and a few twinkling lights. Bring added joy and peace of mind to your Inn knowing you are prepared. Capture the spirit of the season, and welcome your guests by providing a memorable trip that will be cherished all year long.
With holidays right around the corner, and an expected uptick in traveling, many Bed & Breakfast owners are preparing their Inns for guests. Staying transparent to your customers and showcasing the protective actions taken at your Inn will be a crucial marketing strategy moving forward. Here are a few tips to help mitigate potential incidents from occurring.
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