BBAA Member Benefits
Each BBAA Member B & B is included on our database driven BBAA Website: www.bedandbreakfastalabama.com Each webpage & city name are individually marketed. Guests can search for your B & B either by name, location, amenity or special. There is a separate webpage for any of our Member B & B's that may be For Sale and would like to list on the BBAA Website.
BB Online Directory
The BB Online directory lists each BBAA Member on the BB Online BBAA webpage: http://www.bbonline.com/al/bbaa
The Alabama Tourism Department
The Alabama Tourism Department lists each BBAA Member in the ABTT Vacation Guide and also on their website: www.alabama.travel
Alabama Hospitality Association (AHA)
The Alabama Hospitality Association (AHA) lists BBAA Members on their website: www.alhospitality.org
Alabama Travel Council (ATC)
The Alabama Travel Council (ATC) lists BBAA Members on their website: www.alabamatravel.org
Discounts for BBAA Members Are Offered By:
Each Member B & B is listed in our yearly Brochure. New Members need to have their Application for Membership process started by August 1 to be considered for inclusion in next Brochure. Each Member receives Brochures to be displayed at their B & B and to pass out to local Chambers, etc. Brochures are also distributed at the 4 major Alabama airports: Huntsville , Birmingham, Montgomery & Mobile . Brochures are mailed to those requesting them from the BBAA Website. The Alabama Tourism Department (1-800-ALABAMA) distributes our Brochures, for display & distribution to prospective guests, at all 8 Alabama Welcome Centers and also forwards BBAA Brochures upon request.
Association Meetings & Conference
District Meetings are scheduled quarterly by the District Director. Annual meetings are held in January during our Annual BBAA Conference (discount for Members) which includes workshops (including Aspiring Innkeeper & Innkeeper Certification Workshops), roundtables and open sessions that provide opportunities for networking. Featured are special speakers such as travel writers and industry experts along with vendors of products and services.
BBAA has established high standards for membership. The Association requires membership to adhere to these standards. The Program is implemented by making it a part of the initial property inspection prior to membership and re-inspection every two years for membership. The BBAA designation and high standards are synonymous throughout the industry.
Public Relations Services
Services are available through the Alabama Tourism Department, national and international publications, with magazine articles written by local travel writers. By pooling our resources, BBAA is advertising to help promote all our Member B & B's throughout the State, Country and beyond! Southern Lady Magazine has run a full page ad for one year for BBAA starting with the November/December 2007 issue. BBAA Members were included in a back inside cover advertisement in the 2009 Alabama Vacation Guide, which is distributed worldwide by the Alabama Tourism Department. In 2010, BBAA will be included in the beautiful Stars of Alabama coffee table publication and also on Alabama's largest website AL.com.
Mentors are available for members. Your participation is important. Join hands with an Association of Bed and Breakfast owners who network together. Will you join us?