B&Bs UNBOUND: The State of B&Bs in the U.S.

I was talking to a partner the other day about a big decision that they were about to make. They said to me, "I never make a big decision without first looking at the data." How true that statement is. Almost from the day I arrived at AIHP, we have been talking about the need for consistent and timely research, for our industry.

One of the key initiatives in AIHP's strategic plan is to help facilitate and support the development of that current and timely industry research. As an industry, we need to be able to provide decision makers with the data. So, we are pleased that we were able to support the Phocuswright study.

Good research provides critical data for AIHP as we advocate for our industry and educate about our impact on the overall economy.  We will continue to raise funds to support not only this study, but ongoing industry research needs that are critical to our industry. Please consider making a contribution to support our efforts.

The new face of the B&B Traveler as the B&B Industry exceeds $4 billion annually

While bed and breakfasts are among the oldest lodging options in the USA, this sector of the lodging industry is often overlooked, favoring hotels or the newer concept of short-term vacation rentals. 

To garner an up-to-date view of the B&B industry and a clear picture of today's B&B traveler, the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP), the national, member-driven non-profit association, BedandBreakfast.com, the world's largest B&B travel site and parent-company, Homeaway.com worked with Phocuswright, the leading travel industry research authority in the USA, to undertake a major research project to study the U.S. B&B market.

A four-pronged approach guided the study including a B&B operator survey, a consumer survey of B&B guests and non-guests, market sizing and industry interviews. The primary objective was to map the size, scope, and opportunities for the B&B industry in an extensive research project.

To read the press release click here.

To read a copy of the White Paper click here

Thank you for your support.


Rob Fulton

AIHP | P.O. Box 126639, Harrisburg, PA 17112 | Phone 844-317-9632