April  22nd, 2002

Issue 7


OZ-b&b News

Congratulations to our April -
B&B of the Month

Swanlea Farm B&B - Bolong, NSW



 • OZbedandbreakfast now has over 750 registered members and growing fast!


 • We have over 400 registered, potential guests who receive a different newsletter geared towards B&B travel.


 • OZbedandbreakfast will be launching a new site in the USA over the next few months. 


 • OZbedandbreakfast features over 60 Hot Deals


 • Thinking of selling?  Try our B&B's For Sale section


View some of our users comments:

  • It's quick and easy to locate precisely what we are looking for

The easy accessibility to information that B&B enthusiasts look for. You get a real feel for each property - as good as an on site tour!

Easy search engine and great descriptions of the properties! The pictures are also invaluable!!

The specials give an opportunity for increased value, which in turn allows us to travel more!!




Editor's notes


Welcome to the seventh edition of OZ-Traveller!  Or should I say...OZ-b&b News!  Yes, we have re-named our newsletter so as not to get it confused with the newsletter we send to Travellers that visit our site and stay at your lovely B&B.


Things are really taking off here at OZbedandbreakfast.com.  In this issue we will share with you some of the comments from our travellers, and our members.


We have spent the last month working hard to bring new and fantastic features to OZbedandbreakfast.com.  An outline of the new features can be found in this issue along with tips and information on how to make them work for you.


The month has also seen us listed in premium locations in search engines such as Google, Yahoo, NineMSN and Overture.


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our 63 new Bed and Breakfast members that have joined us in the past 30 days.  We thank you for joining us, and hope you start to see the benefits of membership.


One more small note.  We have re-located to sunny Queensland.  Our new mailing address is:

30 Gristock Street

Coorparoo, QLD, 4151




New Features


Over the past month, we have been busy adding new features to our site.  Most of these features involve providing more information to the people who use the site to find your B&B.  The following are new fields that have been added to all our members profile pages:

  • Accreditation – list any associations you are a member of (ie: B&B Association of QLD)
  • Tourism Rating – list any ratings you have from approved agencies (ie: AAA 4 star)
  • Accommodation style – list your style of accommodation (ie: B&B, Guesthouse, Farm stay or Self Contained)
  • Keywords – maintain a list of keywords that users might also use in locating your listing on our site (ie: nearest major city, attractions)
  • Hot $$$ Deal Editor – maintain seasonal specials and limited time offers (see the feature entitled HOT $$$ DEALS in this newsletter for more details)
  • BankCard – BankCard has now been added as a payment type


To take advantage of all these new features, simply log-in to our BBProfiler tool and maintain your details.  These are important features that will allow guests to book their perfect weekend getaway at your B&B.  If you have any questions or require further information about any of the above features, please don’t hesitate to contacts us at info@ozbedandbreakfast.com


Getaway Competition (Mar/April)


 A big thank you to Ray and Marjorie of Bishopthorpe Manor, Goulburn, NSW for their involvement in our March/April promotion.  The lucky winner of the promotion was Sue Lane of New South Wales.  Congratulations Sue!  

Next month's giveaway has been kindly donated by Peta from A Beautiful Cottage Moulton Park, Sassafras, VIC. For details, you can view the banner advertisement on our homepage at www.ozbedandbreafkast.com or click on the banner at the bottom of this newsletter.




If you have a red hot offer that you want to promote to potential customers for Mother's Day, feel free to submit it to our HOT $$$ DEALS by clicking here.  You will need to login using you MemberID and password.  The HOT $$$ DEALS section is promoted on our homepage and has proven to be very popular over the last few months. We also e-mail these deals direct to over 400 registered travellers every month. So, don’t miss out, send your hot deals to us today! 


Want your own Website?


Due to popular demand, OZbedandbreakfast.com now has the facilities and resources to build custom websites for individual B&B's.


For a one-time fee starting from only $199, you can have your own website with up to six different pages with photos.  The fee includes your own domain name (ie: www.yourbnbname.com.au).  Elements of the site would include a Home page with photos and contact info., Rooms & Rates, Specials, Attractions, Directions, your logo and much more!

For more information, click here to read all the details and view our latest creation...



Articles for submission


We continue to promote our site to the Australian public and have been quite successful of late. If you missed our latest published Valentine’s Day coverage in the Sunday Herald Sun, Feb 3rd, check out the Press Room for more details.


If you have an event or something of interest happening in your local area, feel free to provide OZbedandbreakfast.com with a brief description. Our Marketing Director, Leah, has been working in the publishing industry for ten years and has industry contacts and a database of over 200 Editors and journalists from Australia’s largest circulating magazines and newspapers.


Send your articles to leah@ozbedandbreakfast.com. This is a value added service to our members only and whilst publishing is not guaranteed, Leah will make every effort to push the supplied material to her industry contacts.


Search Engine listings

OZbedandbreakfast.com has been working hard submitting our site to major search engines around the world.  We have worked particularly hard to ensure top listings with the following search engines:



Click on the logos above to see the results.  Alternatively, you can search on keywords such as ‘Australia Bed and Breakfast’, or 'Australia B&B' and see for yourself.

That's it for this issue.  Thanks again for your support!
Your OZbedandbreakfast.com team