LBBA Membership Benefits
Why you should join:
LOUISIANA BED & BREAKFAST DIRECTORY
The LBBA directory is published every other year and is the State’s response piece to all B&B inquiries. This directory is distributed to all CVB’s and certified Welcome centers. As a member you receive a FREE listing in the directory which includes a full color picture and a brief description of your property. Members are also offered the benefit of buying additional advertising space to highlight your property in the directory.
LBBA offers CO-OP advertising in publications; this offer is extended only to members of LBBA. Several programs are offered annually. Examples of this benefit include co-op ads in the Louisiana Attractions Guide. Additional cooperative advertising is offered for trade shows and festivals where members of LBBA buy into a booth to showcase their property.
Member discounts are offered at all LBBA events, including the Annual Conference held each year in July.
WEBSITE/ ONLINE RESERVATIONS
As a member of LBBA your property is featured on www.louisianabandb.com; your listing will feature a full color picture, description of your property, a link to your website and the ability to book online reservations through your Webervations account. Members also have the ability to post specials at your B&B on the website at no additional cost.
The LBBA conference held annually in July is an excellent time to get informed on new trends and all the latest information available to innkeepers. It’s also a great opportunity to network, see the latest products available and listen to national speakers talk about how to improve your business and profit margin!
EMAIL LIST SERVE
LBBA operates an email list serve in which all members can pose questions, network and exchange ideas with other B&B owners.
LBBA members receive a 2 month free listing on BBexplorer.com, an online bed and breakfast directory, ranked by Inntelligent as the 2004 Editors’ Choice.
MARKETING & PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS
LBBA helps to promote your inn by offering its members participation in several special marketing programs throughout the year. Examples of this can include cross marketing opportunities, cookbooks, coupon redemption, travel writer promotion, TV commercials and more.
LBBA partners with Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) to monitor and track proposed laws and regulations affecting our members and the tourism industry.
Networking opportunities at the Annual Conference, Trade Shows and Meetings are a great place to talk with other B&B owners to discuss best practices and offer friendly advice. LBBA always encourages referrals among members.
LBBA is affiliated with the Professional Association of International Innkeepers (PAII) and encourages members to be involved on the state and national level.