The biggest difference between bed and breakfast and other accommodation sectors is that Association bed and breakfast members are hosted accommodation.
President, Rayma Jenkins, said: “Our members are the most important part of their bed and breakfast operation. It is time for the Association to update its brand and celebrate what makes a bed and breakfast operation successful – its hosts.”
It is clear that international guests also like the interaction with hosts and MBIE’s recently released International Visitor Experience report stated that hosted accommodation performed better than any other accommodation type in terms of visitor satisfaction (9.2 out of 10). The Association’s survey of its members shows that over 70 percent of guests staying in bed and breakfast properties are international.
“It is great to see the hard work and professionalism shown by bed and breakfast hosts recognised by the international market,” Ms Jenkins continued.
The logo solidifies the Association’s brand giving travellers assurance that they are staying at a quality assessed bed and breakfast. From the time a bed and breakfast opens (even if it is just one room) the operation is covered by a wide range of laws and regulations. The Association’s website allows members to easily find the information they need about these laws and regulations and how to ensure they meet them.
“We are an Association working for the betterment of its members so we can provide a unique New Zealand experience for our guests – I believe our new logo and website will further promote this special sector,” said Ms Jenkins.