Author(s): Stewart Whyte
With the growth of online reservation platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Wimdu, Booking.com and Onefinestay, people are able to offer accommodation to a huge audience of tourists as B&B hosts or as short break holiday accommodation providers - without using an agent. So earning money from your own home - whether it be letting a few bedrooms in your house, an investment property or a holiday home - has never been easier. However, to meet the demand and market your accommodation effectively as a host you will need basic knowledge and some professionalism. Good hosts get good reviews, which in turn attract more guests and increase your chances of success and financial reward. In easy-to-read sections you'll discover: How to get your property ready for a successful listing The requirements of responsible hosting How Stayz, Homeaway, mrbnb and other reservation platforms work How to set your room rate and monitor your bookings How to market your property internationally and at very little cost. This book will explain the issues as they apply to responsible hosting. It will give you the knowledge and confidence to become a successful accommodation provider.
Stewart Whyte is an internationally published author of how-to books on starting and running a bed and breakfast business. He is by profession a researcher specializing in the accommodation industry on a global basis. Stewart has more than 40 years experience in tourism and has also run a successful B&B. He also is the leading developer of the curriculum for two self paced, online, bed and breakfast courses for the B&B Institute which is marketed worldwide.