BedandBreakfast.com Becomes PAII’s Largest Platinum Key Supporter and Offers Limited-Time Deal
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Posted by: Ingrid Thorson
Haddon Heights, NJ July 13, 2010 - BedandBreakfast.com®,
the largest international travel website in the B&B industry and a division
of HomeAway, Inc., has partnered with the Professional Association of
Innkeepers International (PAII) to become a Platinum Key Supporter and the
organization’s largest patron. The
partnership aims to help the organization grow and promote awareness that
B&Bs are a "Better Way to Stay” than a cookie-cutter hotel.
"By signing on as our newest Platinum Key Supporter,
BedandBreakfast.com demonstrates its commitment to PAII and our goals to best
serve our membership and the industry,” says Jay Karen, PAII’s president and
chief executive officer. "BedandBreakfast.com has always been at the
forefront of promoting the industry, and this relationship is another great
example of being an advocate for B&Bs,”finished Karen.
"We feel that over the last several years Jay
Karen has taken PAII to new heights and we believe that if the organization and
BedandBreakfast.com join efforts, we can together convince more consumers to
try B&Bs and inns as a great alternative to chain hotels,” says John
Banczak, vice president of BedandBreakfast.com at HomeAway, "Once a
traveler tries a B&B, they become B&B customers for life – our mission
is to get more travelers to make that first B&B trip, ” says Banczak.
To kick off the new partnership, PAII was able to secure
the largest member promotion BedandBreakfast.com has had with an industry association.
Any PAII member who has not previously had a membership with BedandBreakfast.com
during the past 90 days may join at the Silver Level for just $199 for a year –
a savings of 47% in the first year. PAII members who are current members
of BedandBreakfast.com have the choice of either a half-price one year upgrade
to either a Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (a savings of up to $162), or receive a $25 credit towards a Featured Property
In addition to these great offers, PAII
secured a similar offer for non-PAII members. Innkeepers who are members
of neither PAII nor BedandBreakfast.com members can now join both organizations
at the Silver Level for just $289 – a savings of 47% in the first year.
Both promotions end Friday, August 20, 2010. BedandBreakfast.com will
also sponsor a part of the "Better Way to Stay” campaign over the next year and
contribute half of the proceeds from new members that sign-up for PAII and
BedandBreakfast.com towards promoting the "A Better Way to Stay” campaign.
"BedandBreakfast.com’s pricing offer to both existing and
new PAII members is truly unprecedented,” commented Karen. "We’ve known
that membership in BedandBreakfast.com has been a wise business investment for
tens of thousands of innkeepers since their founding in 1995, and now at these
prices it would surprise me why any innkeeper wouldn’t want to take advantage
of both BedandBreakfast.com and PAII. We are really looking forward to
seeing how much more we can boost the industry together over the next year.”
For information or questions, visit www.innkeeping.org.
based in Austin, Texas, is a leading specialty travel
website with detailed information on more than 11,000 bed-and-breakfast
properties worldwide. The site helps travelers find the ideal B&B or small
inns through informative descriptions, photos and more than 100,000 consumer
reviews, and make confirmed reservations instantly at nearly 2,000 properties.
In addition, BedandBreakfast.com offers gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000
B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates. The
company also operates RezOvation, the
industry leader in property management systems, online reservations, website
design and internet marketing for the inn and B&B market.
BedandBreakfast.com is owned and operated by HomeAway,
Inc., the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, representing more
than 475,000 paid vacation rental home listings across 120 countries.
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International,
founded in 1988, is the innkeeping industry's largest trade association. PAII
is committed to fostering a knowledgeable, caring and conscientious community
of professional innkeepers, networking with each other throughout the world.
PAII provides education, communications, public relations, advocacy,
networking, and research services to its membership and the greater industry.
PAII hosts the world's largest annual gathering of innkeepers, The Innkeeping
Conference & Trade Show, and publishes the industry's leading trade
publication, Innkeeping Quarterly (IQ), which reaches over 17,000 innkeepers
and is poised to launch a new international B&B branding campaign entitled
"A Better Way to Stay”.