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.
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.
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.
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.
In part 1 of our series, Business Survival Plan: Guide to Finance, we focused on how to be financially secure during a crisis. Part 2 is about contingency planning to help you prepare for unexpected events and minimize their impact. In this article, we’ll explore how to create your own contingency plans, how to be proactive on decreasing the impact of risks, and why these are essential to the Bed & Breakfast industry.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the travel and hospitality industries, leaving many Bed & Breakfast owners with unexpected financial losses. With news headlines predicting a future recession, owners of Inns are undoubtedly concerned. Our first article of this two-part series highlights the steps to take to be financially prepared for a crisis. Whether that is a second wave of COVID-19, a natural disaster or any number of other emergencies that could temporarily shut down your Inn.
In honor of National Better Breakfast Day 2020 and International Coffee Day, our team at CBIZ Innkeepers wanted to pay tribute to the iconic breakfast that Inns are known for. Although not every Bed & Breakfast provides a full breakfast complete with eggs, bacon, and a side of French toast, many Inns do furnish a special treat for their guests.
As the travel industry begins to reintroduce itself into the new normal, stringent cleaning measures will not only be vital to the health and safety of your guests but will also be a key factor in your inn’s success. A fundamental component is ensuring guests’ trust that the property has been properly disinfected and cleaned. Here’s a deeper look into the new cleaning protocols and initiatives designed as a guide to ensure guest safety and peace of mind during their stay.
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