Requirements for Membership
Before applying, all interested applicants MUST hold a current Bed & Breakfast, Cottage or Country Inn licence issued by the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and meet all the by-law, public health, and fire and emergency services standards required for the licence. The applicant must also comply with the “Code of Ethics” of the Association, which is included in this material, and is required to pay an annual membership fee.
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Benefits of Membership
Beds 24 Channel Manager: A time and stress saving tool available to members who use Guestbook. The Channel Manager service synchronizes a property’s online booking calendars to avoid double bookings and reduce the time it takes to update multiple calendars
BBA Innkeeper Community on Facebook: A private support group for BBA members only. Its main purpose is to facilitate exchanges between BBA members and improve the sharing of information about what is happening in Niagara and BBA related events,
Online Exposure: Your property will be featured on the Association website at www.niagarabedandbreakfasts.com, and also on the association Facebook page. All bookings made through the Association are commission-free. High search engine placement is supported financially by the Association through member’s and partner’s dues.
Advertising: The Associations’ advertisements are geared towards promoting the website and driving use of the online booking engine. Our significant membership numbers provide power in negotiating advertising rates and obtaining editorial coverage in key target market publications.
Town Map: Each member has a presence on our colourful, artistic, and very popular map, with a distribution of approximately 150,000 copies. Members are provided with complimentary copies for their guests.
Partner Program: We have established partner programs with local restaurants and other businesses in order to provide you and your guests with a variety of special promotions.
Restaurant Menu Book: All members receive a copy of restaurant menus that are invaluable in assisting guests in making dining reservations. Annual updates are provided.
Town & Government Liaison: The Association has attained a highly respected voice in the community as a strong advocacy group representing the best interests of our members. Ongoing interaction with Town & Government officials takes place regularly.
Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting for the membership provides a forum for the Directors to report on the activities of the previous year; exchange ideas with the members, and make plans for the following year. A mid-term meeting also takes place to let the membership know of the Association’s progress in the current year activities.