8 Benefits to joining BB Expo


(1) You will get bookings.

BB Expo has been on the internet since May 1, 1998 and has seen a steady increase in traffic since its inception. The quality of our listings is second to none and visitors to BBExpo appreciate the fact that they can get all the information they need to make an informed decision.

 

(2) You will congratulate yourself on how little you spend!

There are three packages available, serving the needs of all B&B owners. Look at the examples and see the excellent quality of the pictures and presentation.

BB Expo Silver: SALE on now! $25 + GST: see http://www.bbexpo.com/1880kaulbachhouse

  • Intended for B&Bs with their own complete website
  • Fully self administered -- you can change EVERYTHING
  • Unlimited pictures - you upload and manage them yourself!
  • 1 web page with all your information on it
  • Separate web page for your availability calendar
  • As many special getaway package pages as you want to create
  • Show your rates in Canadian $ and optionally in USD / Euro / Sterling / AusD / NZD
  • All the extras (personal guestbook, create your own packages, reservation form)

BB Expo Gold: $99.95 + GST: see http://www.bbexpo.com/adoberose

  • Up to 7 pictures
  • 4 web pages with unlimited text and links
  • Fully self administered -- you can change EVERYTHING
  • Featured listing on province and regional pages
  • Separate web page for your availability calendar
  • As many special getaway package pages as you want to create
  • Show your rates in Canadian $ and optionally in USD / Euro / Sterling / AusD / NZD
  • All the extras (personal guestbook, create your own packages, reservation form)

BB Expo Diamond: $169.95 + GST: see http://www.bbexpo.com/twingables

  • Up to 15 pictures
  • Up to 8 web pages with unlimited text and links
  • Fully self administered -- you can change EVERYTHING
  • Separate web page for your availability calendar
  • As many special getaway package pages as you want to create
  • Show your rates in Canadian $ and optionally in USD / Euro / Sterling / AusD / NZD
  • Featured listing on province and regional pages
  • All the extras (personal guestbook, create your own packages, reservation form)

Renewal rate for all three packages: Flexible, and no more than $79.95 per year. Your renewal rate is based on how well BBExpo performs for you. Click here for details.

Don't be fooled into thinking that because the prices are low the product is junk -- that could not be further from the truth! Look at the web pages. Look at the extras. Look at the competition. We are not the biggest directory on the net, but we deliver the best bang for your buck and lead the pack with innovative ideas to showcase your B&B to the world! We have been around a long time, and we are here for the long haul!

 

(3) You get an attractive, thorough website.

BB Expo's goal is to provide an attractive website for you at an attractive price. We want you to have the opportunity to describe your place your way. We are not in the business of making you conform to our templates. We are here to serve you! 

At BB Expo, we encourage you to say lots about your B&B and we will illustrate your sparkling copy with large, lovingly scanned and enhanced pictures. Whether you provide 5 or 15 pictures, we will arrange everything to make your website as beautiful and inviting as possible.

We are completely confident that your BB Expo listing will be your most attractive website on the internet, unless, of course, you pay the big bucks for a custom site. 

Whether your BB Expo website is your main site, or whether it's just to complement your BB Canada or association listing, you will have an excellent tool for promoting your B&B to the visiting public!

 

(4) You get many extras for free. 

Every B&B that is listed with BB Expo gets several EXTRA pages that can be used to make a site that you can be extremely proud of! The best part of this is that they are all FREE!

Personalized Guestbook: Not a site wide guestbook, but one for your guests to write about your place.  Cost to you: FREE!   Click here for a sample

Reservation / Inquiry form. A specialized, well thought out form that prospective guests can use to inquire about reservations. If you are diligent, you can show pictures and rates for all of your bedrooms on this form to assist people looking to stay with you. Cost to you: FREE!  Click here for a sample

Value-Added Special packages. You can define your own special value-added packages to attract people to your place. These specials are given priority treatment on BBExpo. To see what specials we have on file today, have a look at http://www.bbexpo.com/listspecials.asp Cost to you: FREE!

Specialty Sites. Do you do something special that benefits the B&B industry? Have you written a book? Do you give courses or seminars? We want to help you promote it! Time permitting, we will be delighted to create a new section to promote your venture that serves the industry. Check this out: http://www.bbexpo.com/startbb.asp ...  Cost to our clients: FREE!

 

(5) You have control over your information.

BB Expo's technology is state of the art web page design using dynamic database technology. All of our websites have access to the secure "Site Assistant" section where you can change all of your information yourself.

You can change your rates, your pics, all the text on your web pages and even set up special value-added packages for your guests.

Compare BB Expo's offering with other websites and you will see that we deliver a product that is far more comprehensive and technically superior.

 

(6) BB Expo is constantly evolving and improving

We are in the business of serving B&B owners, present and future. Everything we do is meant to benefit our customers and help them promote their B&B more effectively. When we get ideas to improve our website, we implement them. The main criterion is that it will benefit the Canadian B&B community.

Features like "Change My Own Listing," "Value Added Packages," guestbook, reservation / inquiry form and the Discussion Forum are all ways that this website is evolving into the most value packed B&B website on the internet.

 

(7) BB Expo is concerned with your privacy and security

For the past several years, your webmaster's other job has been with an internet hosting company where he has learned many of the issues surrounding security and privacy. Poke around BB Expo and try to find someone's email address. You cannot, because they are all hidden. Prospective customers can reach you through the forms on BB Expo, but nobody will get your email address from this website.  

Furthermore, people who abuse the forms and send commercial messages to our clients are quietly blocked from sending any more annoying unsolicited advertising. 

 

(8) The Webmaster is a Smart Cookie!

Your host, Rick Hawkes, has been a computer professional since graduating from College in  1976. A varied career as a Systems Programmer, Shareware entrepreneur, Church Pastor and now Internet webmaster all works together to offer you a thoughtful, innovative, security-conscious, value packed product that will benefit your business.

You do not want a raw rookie to manage your website. You want experience, knowledge and talent. BB Expo has all three of these elements.

The server driving BB Expo has a 2.66 ghz Pentium IV processor and 1 gigabyte of RAM to ensure fantastic response time, even in the busiest season. It is running Windows 2003 server software and SQL 2000 driving the database component.

 

Do you like what you see? Click here to sign up!