The founder B&B online directory, BedandBreakfast.com, has launched Inns.com
, an all-new lodging search engine for independent properties. Inns.com is a pay-per-click (PPC) Internet directory designed exclusively for independent properties: B&Bs, inns, hotels, motels, boats, cottages, cabins, condos, resorts, ranches, spas, and vacation rentals.Each listing includes photos, description, and icons for amenities, facilities, and rates. Because each listing links directly to the property’s own home page, owners and managers have complete control of the message and booking process for their properties; online reservations are encouraged but not required, and Inns.com does not charge a commission. In addition, Advanced Search tools make it easy for travelers to find properties ideal for romantic getaways, family travel, pet-friendly travel, wheelchair access, and much more.Ê
Inns.com is rewarding new advertisers with a one-time only bonus:Ê For every dollar deposited (up to a maximum of $100), Inns.com will match it with a dollar.Ê Deposit $50, and the accountÊbalanceÊwill beÊ$100; put in $100, and new advertisers will find $200 to promote their properties on Inns.com.
Eric Goldreyer, founder, explained the rationale behind Inns.com: “Eight years of working with independent innkeepers at BedandBreakfast.com have taught us that ease of use and affordability must be combined with maximum impact and effect. Inns.com serves as the portal to the websites of hundreds of independent lodgings. Bids are easy to place, and start at an affordable ten cents per click-through, with no required fees, commissions, setup expenses, or complex keywords to select.Ê Because listings are so detailed, leads are highly qualified, and click-throughs are more likely to produce reservations. Chains and franchise operations cannot participate, so independent properties don’t have to compete with companies with multi-million dollar advertising budgets.”Ê