May 11th, 2003

Issue 11

OZ-b&b News


OZb&b now has over 1100 registered members and growing fast!

OZb&b handled over 230 bookings and enquires online for the months of March and April


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


Media Coverage:
Go Magazine - Serenity Found

Members services:
->Maintain Profile
->Hot Deals
->Web design
->Web hosting
->B&B Forum

Have you had a chance to check out all the fantastic links to other wonderful B&B sites around the world?  If not, visit our International Links page and find a fantastic B&B getaway overseas.

If something a little closer to home is in order, visit our Domestic Links page for some great travel related websites throughout Australia.






Editor's notes

Welcome to the eleventh edition of OZ-b&b News! has been running smoothly with 21 new memberships in the past 60 days.  Congratulations and welcome to you all!  We thank you for making us the most comprehensive B&B directory in the country! 

March and April were busy times with handling over 230 online enquiry/reservation requests for members.  This does not include the hundreds that come direct via e-mail or telephone.

Easter and Mothers day were great successes with hundreds of bookings resulting from the fantastic Hot Deals entered by members.  Please ensure to update your Hot Deals and inactive those no longer valid.

As promised in our last edition, OZbedandbreakfast is rolling out great new services to help you operate your B&B more efficiently.  Please read below about our new Web hosting service that we now offer.  Finally!!!!  Someone in the industry offering you what you really need to run your web site, at an affordable price.

In this issue:

  • B&B Forum - Your chance to speak out

  • This Week In Australia - joining forces with other travel sites

  • Web hosting services - great hosting at a great price

Thanks again for your continued support as we continue to expand Australia's most comprehensive Bed and Breakfast directory.  As usual, we want to hear from you about anything you think we should hear about.  Send us an e-mail to


Chris Peck - Director

OZbedandbreakfast Members Forum

There has been great demand for us to set up a service that allows Bed and Breakfast owners from around the country to exchange information, discuss issues and run ideas by other like-minded B&B owners.

Now, imagine being able to ask a question that has been nagging you for a long time, and within minutes having hundreds of other B&B owners able to answer your question or provide you valuable feedback based on their own experiences.  How great is that? now provides you with this unique opportunity via our Members Forum.  This service is unique to and only available to members.

It is simple to use.  Simply click on the NEW ARTICLE button and enter your name, e-mail address, subject and your B&B name.  Then, start typing.  You can even choose a cool icon ( ) to help express yourself. 

So go on, speak up.  Others are standing by to answer your questions or swap ideas.

This Week in Australia and This Week In Australia are proud to announce a new partnership.  The two websites are now directing travellers to each others websites.

This will greatly increase the number of people looking for accommodation to our site.  This Week In Australia provides travellers with essential information for visitors to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane and Tasmania.  Simply visit one of the destinations and anyone looking for accommodation will be directed to  Good stuff!

Web hosting at

Wouldn't it be great to have a web hosting company that understood the needs of a B&B owner?  Wouldn't it be great to have a web hosting company that made things simple, easy and cost effective?  Would it be great to have someone else do all the work for you, and still make it cost effective?  You bet it would!  That is why OZbedandbreakfast now offers great web hosting for your existing or new website.

What is web hosting?  Web Hosting is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more web sites.  Simply put, web hosting involves everything needed to show your web site to the world. is a  market-leading, unique, customer-centric suite of web site hosting solutions that has quickly become the first choice of Bed and Breakfast owners in Australia.  B&B's owners are looking to leverage the power of the Internet in running their business, but do not want to lose focus of their main business... providing a great stay for their guests. helps you achieve this by providing an uncomplicated system with great customer support so you can concentrate on running your business.  Packages for as little as $19.85/mo. include:

Flexible account terms
Easy to use control panel
Create email addresses instantly
WebMail on all accounts (access to e-mail anywhere!)
30 day money back guarantee
Integrated ecommerce facilities
Fast and friendly tech support
Access to online guides, FAQs and tutorials
Instant account creation

With you can feel confident that you will receive rock-solid hosting with the customer service you expect and deserve.

So, if you are thinking of starting up your own web site, or changing web host providers, then drop us a note.  We would love to help you get it all set up.  And don't forget, can also help you with the design of your new web site, or the re-design of your existing one.

For more information on web hosting, click here

For more information on web site design, click here

Only as good as the info you provide

Many of you are taking advantage of our great Profile editing tool.  This is your tool for maintaining the details on your profile page.  It is easy to use, and updates to your profile are applied to our web site immediately.  No waiting for a customer service rep. to make the changes for you.  All you need is your e-mail address and password.  We provide these to you here:

An up-to-date profile with current photos and information is vital in enticing a guest to come and stay with you.  We have added new fields to allow you to paint a more vivid picture in the potential guests mind.  Please use it.  Traveller tell us they love hearing an owner describe a stay with them.

Use the above details to log-in or simply click here and we'll log you into your profile automatically.

All the best from