20,000 Airbnbs in Breach, The 3 Most Powerful Book Direct Perks, Heart-Shaped Cuisine

The 3 Most Powerful, Cheapest Perks That OTAs Cannot Offer

These 3 book-direct tactics below are said to be the ones that carry the most weight in persuading guests to book directly and not leave your website to go back to the OTA they came from.

1. Room upgrades

2. Late checkout

3. Experiences on your property – (complimentary and for $)

Experiences are what they can only get from YOU not the OTAs.

Here are 2 unique experiences you pretty much won’t gett anywhere else:


example: https://icelandichorses.com/services/

Do you have a PERK only you offer in your inn? Write DSakach@iloveinns.com and share to inspire us.


Hamilton Turner Inn pushes the envelope in preventing site abandonment and encouraging Book Direct

Book Direct strategies such as the 2 pop ups below can

1. Prevent customers from switching / defecting to other properties

2. Help them remember you – even if they don’t book Now

Find out about the new 10-Hour Fixes we can make to your website to keep you on track. Email DRingler@iloveinns.com.


Dutch court forces Amsterdam Airbnb hosts to seek permits

The Netherlands’ highest court declared that in opposition to city policy, Airbnb hosts will need to seek operating permits. This is in line with national housing law, of which the city’s 20,000 hosts were alleged to have been in breach.

In addition to the ruling, the court tripled the fine for not holding a permit from €6,000 to €20,500. Airbnb was suspended from the city’s economic board for the foreseeable future because of a failure to comply with a limit on rental days.

Airbnb responded that the ruling was “confusing,” according to The Telegraph, and that housing laws were still unset. The company is facing challenges across the world, most recently in France and in Scotland



Membership & the Power of Backlinks

for Your Inn Websites

Powerful backlinks. That’s what you get when you are a member of iloveinns.com.

The back links that come to you from membership on iloveinns.com are recommended by the majority of professional industry website developers for B&B Inns.

It’s hard to know exactly how Google algorithms work but it’s definitely an EASY way to help your website get the kind of important links to help you stay high on the search return. What we’ve noticed is that the inns that have been listed as members on the iloveinns.com national inn directory consistently are still on Google’s first page.

Strangely, in a quick review, we discovered that inns that skip membership for a year sometimes lose that consistent homepage ranking. In fact, we noticed those inns who had slipped off the first page of Google had let their membership slip also.

Here’s our Valentine promotion for you –  Get a Platinum listing for Gold pricing.

PLUS you’ll be included in one of our email blasts to our consumer email list. This is our fan base of consumers who love B&Bs. Call now to get $120 in extra value.

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Romantic Appetizers

  1. Shape bacon into hearts before baking, and they’ll hold their form from oven to plate.
  2. One glance and you’ll figure out heart-shaped eggs, heart-shaped appetizers and 1001 other heart-shaped foods to surprise and delight your customers. Check here