ABBBE.com Members' Benefits
ABBBE,com (A Better Bed and Breakfast Experience) is a non profit association of over 26 quality Bed & Breakfast operators in the Georgian Bay South area of Ontario (Owen Sound, Collingwood and Flesherton) who are partnered with over 40 selected, visitor friendly businesses in the region. Our goals are two-fold. Firstly, make more people aware of Bed & Breakfasts and secondly, encourage visitors to choose Bed & Breakfast accommodations while discovering all the great experiences that Georgian Bay South has to offer, some of which include adventure, attractions, events, restaurants, shops, spas, theatres and wineries. Other partners provide workshops, retreats, tours and services. ABBBE.com hosts, partners and associated shoreline townships work together to provide all visitors to Georgian Bay South added value and "A Better Bed and Breakfast Experience".
The VIPassport (which can be compared to a sheet of coupons) identifies and lists 36 visitor related businesses. These businesses will give each user of the VIPassport, a "special" offer when it is presented at the selected site or destination. The VIPassport can only be obtained from an ABBBE.com Bed & Breakfast operator. It is expected that over 10,000 guests will sleep in ABBBE.com beds in the next 12 months.
All ABBBE.com B&B operators, partners and associates between them, will distribute over 12,000 ABBBE.com business cards featuring "Abbe" our icon for Georgian Bay South on the face. These cards provide viewers quick and easy access to the web site of ABBBE.com. Selected businesses are invited to join the ABBBE.com partnership because they add interest, quality and value to a variety of our self directed "theme packages". The business cards benefit all ABBBE.com associates which ensures wide distribution. Any B&B host or partner who wish to advertise a special event or offer can contact Abbefromredhills@gmail.com and the information will be circulated to all ABBBE.com members and may be published on the noticeboard.
A new ABBBE.com program introduced for 2013 is the issuance of vouchers. These vouchers are given to selected major event organizers who will use them in order to promote their own particular event. The vouchers can be used by the recipients to obtain product or services from any ABBBE.com host or partner who will be will reimbursed the full value of the voucher. The intent of this new program is to attract large event audiences to the ABBBE.com website; fill beds and visit our partners.
The ABBBE.com website is designed and operated by a commercial enterprise, the team of Richard Banks and Kasey Naish. The format is in the process (March 2013) of being totally revised and refreshed permitting better recording and evaluation of click on traffic. In addition to partners and associates Ads, our representative, Abbe, travels the area and describes her involvement with area happenings and businesses on her own "blog" page,
www.BBCanada is the go to source for visitors looking for Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Canada. The site received over 35 million visitors in 2012. The ABBBE.com site is directly linked to BBCanada in two ways. Firstly, ABBBE.com is the first Association listed on the Ontario Associations page and secondly, all ABBBE.com B&Bs on the BBCanada site identify themselves as being ABBBE.com members and encourage viewers to visit the ABBBE.com site.
ABBBE.com is directly linked to major tourist websites.