Thank you to all the inns that submitted recipes of their favorite breakfast for BedandBreakfast.com’s℠ first-ever challenge to find the most mouth-watering, delicious breakfast among its more than 12,000 inns around the world.Taking a cue from March Madness®, BedandBreakfast.com kicked off the contest March 19 with 16 contenders selected from more than 100 entries.BedandBreakfast.com’sFacebook fans voted for their favorites, with the recipe winning the most votes moving on to the next round. The 16 were narrowed down to the Eggscellent Eight, the Foodie Four and the Final Two.
The winners were announced by Budget Travel and USA Today!Congrats to The Lyttleton Inn for its Bittersweet Chocolate Waffles with Mint Buttercream and Strawberry Sauce, and runner-up Gracehill Bed and Breakfast for its Pumpkin Pancakes with Carmelized Pecans, Whipped Cream and Ginger Syrup.
Monthly Top 10 Awards
Our monthly Top 10 Awards continue to garner media attention – here are several from the Top Ten Urban B&Bs, including the Huffington Post and CultureMap Houston.
To be considered for a Top Ten Award, it’s important that your listing have great photos and reviews!
Seasonal Promotions – Looking for Super Special Mother’s Day Offers
We work hard to get publicity for gift card and other seasonal promotions to help drive travelers to your inns. For example, the New York Post mentioned the BedandBreakfast.com Getaway Gift Card as a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
We are looking for fantastic Mother’s Day specials at B&Bs so if you are offering an amazing package or something out of the ordinary, let us know!
We are working with various media outlets and bloggers to promote B&Bs, including a recent giveaway with the Travel Mom, an awards program with The Roaming Boomers, and (fingers crossed) a TODAY Show opportunity to give away a B&B weekend getaway.
Upcoming Media Opportunities
We will announce our summer survey results and top summer destinations over the coming months. Let us know of any new trends or opportunities we should know about to help promote your business.
By Emily Starbuck Crone