Travel website drags b&bs into 21st century(April 19, 2012)
Travel website offering real-time booking for ‘accommodation with personality' launches
www.Enjoybedandbreakfast.com is dedicated to featuring independent accommodation only, no chains allowed
Travellers looking for quaint B&Bs, charming inns, small boutique hotels and guesthouses can now book securely online, real-time, just as they do when booking chain hotels, with the launch of www.enjoybedandbreakfast.com.
This new travel website caters for travellers who are used to booking their accommodation quickly and easily online, but who are looking for somewhere independent to stay, with personality, and which is affordable.
Enjoybedandbreakfast only lists independent accommodation that can be booked securely online, real-time. Other websites that feature B&Bs and guesthouses either hide them among chain hotels and self-catering options, or don't have the online real-time booking facility, meaning users have to email the owners direct instead of making a reservation instantly online.
Kerry Harding, one of the founder members of Enjoybedandbreakfast.com says they are committed to "finding individual accommodation, with bags of character, high standards of cleanliness and customer service, but often with quirky little touches that you don't get in chain hotels."
"We want to make finding, booking and staying at independent accommodation in the UK as easy as possible," says Kerry, who has worked for Hostelbookers and Priority Pass.
"We didn't understand why it was possible to check availability and book any chain hotel online in a few minutes, but it was such a hassle with independent accommodation. We thought it must have put a lot of people off discovering the joys of staying in fantastic little gems all over the UK: many of which give a far superior experience to the traveller, and are usually a lot more affordable."
The accommodation listed is largely in the UK, but they are expanding the offering to include other countries too, and already have a handful of B&Bs on the site in Australia, Denmark, Italy, Mozambique, Namibia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
Enjoybedandbreakfast.com is also planning to offer a series of hand-picked collections for travellers looking for inspiration. You will be able to browse collections based on your interests and the type of break you're planning, making it easier to find the perfect place to stay.
Collections they will offer will include:
Best of British Collection
- Shopaholic Collection
- Family-friendly Collection, and
- Nature-lovers Collection.
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