Standards - we offer a standards checklist and inspection. This is very helpful for new innkeepers, and offers all members the credibility and prestige of belonging to the premier New York State Bed and Breakfast Association.
Website Listings - membership includes an enhanced listing with MULTIPLE TOWNS at no extra cost, inn/area details and pictures on esbba.com with a link to your own website. The ESBBA website is constantly being updated, improved and optimized by our webmaster. Links from large, well ranked, sites can emprove your site search engine standings (SEO).
Mobile Device Traffic - your ESBBA membership also includes special mobile websites for iPhone and other mobile devices . Web experts are stressing the importance of having a mobile friendly website in an age when most young people and more and more people of all ages use their smart-phones to navigate when they travel. With your ESBBA membership your ESBBA listing will be viewable on smart phones and mobile devices. You can choose to integrate your ESBBA mobile mini-site with your main site.
Print Materials & Shows - we distribute thousands of attractive, full-color ESBBA print materials at major tourist visitor centers & attractions across the state. We use QR codes to refer to currect member list, giving travelers a directory of Bed and Breakfast options as they travel across New York State. (see our Rackcard).
Banner for Shows (3'x6') .................... Rack Cards at Visitor Centers
Networking Opportunities & Referrals - meet, and get to know other members throughout New York State. This is not only an enjoyable way to learn from each other but can assist you in your own concierge services to your guests on their way to other NY State destinations. You can recommend ESBBA inns at destinations across New York State with confidence, and other ESBBA innkeepers can do the same for you.
Advocacy and Information - Empire State Bed and Breakfast Association advocates for and provides information to - all Bed and Breakfasts across the state. A group has a better chance of being heard by our political representatives than would an individual.
Our monthly email newsletter containing important information all B&Bs can use is published for members each month and ESBBA sponsors a conference every other year. (If you would like 3 months of complimentary delivery of the newsletter, please contact us.
ESBBA Pays for Itself - membership dues are lower than other state associations. The promotion of your bed and breakfast by ESBBA can recoup the cost of ESBBA dues in a one or two night stay.
ESBBA saves you $$ in other ways: ESBBA members receive a reduction on the cost of Silver membership to PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International), and a discount on the Webervations booking engine.
..... learn more at How to Join
Want your bed and breakfast / Inn to be recognized as being among the best in the State?
Membership in the Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association (ESBBA) is the best way to ensure that guests know that your B&B / Inn has been evaluated, is clean and comfortable and meets high quality standards of excellence set by the New York State - Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association.
Let the world know that your bed and breakfast / Inn has earned the prestige of being a member of the premier Bed & Breakfast Association in New York State by applying to become a member of ESBBA today.
Among the many benefits that your ESBBA membership provides include:
- Instant recognition as a quality B&B / Inn inspected by fellow professional innkeepers.
- A detailed listing on www.esbba.com that advertises your B&B / Inn and community.
- Your ESBBA listing is mobile optimized so guest can find you on the web while searching on their iPhone, smartphone, or tablet.
- Link to your Availability Calendar or Booking Engine if you use Webervations or RezOvations.
- List up to 10 cities or towns within a 60 mile radius at no extra charge.
- Instant access to industry advocacy and valuable industry news shared in a monthly e-newsletter full of useful industry information.
- Opportunities to attend industry specific educational workshops and network with seasoned fellow ESBBA members across the state.
Tourism in NYS is being promoted like never before and people are flocking to our historic, scenic, and cultural attractions. Belonging to ESBBA will give you a seat at the tourism table. ESBBA partners with the NY Cultural Heritage Tourism Network, Discover NY online magazine and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Farm to Table local food movement. ESBBA works hard along with the NYS Hospitality and Tourism Association to bring guests to our state and most importantly to your B&B.
We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting of the Members!
John Finnernan, President