Bring More Guests to Your Front Door with the Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns Travel Club
The Bed & Breakfast Travel Club was started after many innkeepers suggested that we start a B&B club. We took the comments to heart and when Uncle Ben’s Rice approached us to do a promotion, we recommended the travel club. The initial B&B club book opened with a 100,000 print run. It was featured proximately on 12 MILLION packages of Uncle Ben’s Rice and advertised in 28 MILLON newspaper inserts.) Since that time, the club has grown and increased revenue for inns across the country. We now title the book that accompanies the travel club card, Classic Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts (first used on the Diet Coke B&B Book).
Type of Benefits You Can Offer the Consumer
The discounts you decide to offer are completely up to you, along with the times of the year that you would like to make them available to your guests. While the discount will be applied to the total stay, there can be restrictions such as “Good for stays of 3 nights or more” or perhaps, “35% good on stays of three nights or more; 40% on stays of 7 days or more.”
However, to get the most calls coming in to your particular inn, it may be better to consider a percentage off, say “25% anytime based on availability”, or 25% off anytime last minute – within 4 days of your stay, as an example. This allows you much more flexibility to follow with seasonal situations –storms, etc. and lets you adapt to economic conditions as well.
Guests currently receive a laminated Bed & Breakfast and Country Inn Travel Club card that is good for one year from the time it is purchased. It can be used over and over throughout the year, and more than one time at each inn – just so the restrictions are adhered to.
Joining is easy. Simply click here Travel Club, print out the agreement form and fax back to us at 949-497-9228. You will immediately be listed as a club participant on our Web site, www.iLoveInns.com, and in any of the custom Travel Club books that are published throughout the year.
Your Participation Choices and “The Rules”