Why join MBBA? 10+ reasons
Worth it! MBBA members enjoy a fair return on their investment:
- The $395 you’ll pay in annual dues? You’ll earn that back — and then some — in bookings you might not have received otherwise.
- The $1 per booked room night members remit monthly? It does NOT come out of your pocket. Ask me how that works.
Easy! All that bother of getting listed on a different website? We’ll do most of it for you.
Quality-assured! It matters to guests. I had no idea until I became an inn owner myself. Have questions about whether your inn will meet MBBA’s quality-assurance standards? Read this. Or ask me. I have served as an independent MBBA reviewer.
No commission! Independent lodging associations like MBBA offer one of the few remaining sources of commission-free bookings — IF they have a strong website. MBBA has a strong website, supported by blogging and social media.
More traffic! In a 2019 analysis of traffic from association sites to member inns, MBBA’s website accounted for a higher percentage of its members’ traffic and bookings than any other association. We continually strive to do better.
Gift certificates! MBBA sells thousands of dollars worth of gift certificates each year. When guests spend them like cash at your B&B, you pay zero commission.
Guaranteed insurance discount! Michigan’s Fremont Insurance offers a coverage package specially geared to situations innkeepers encounter. MBBA innkeepers get a 15 percent discount because they meet our QA standards.
And so much more! Advocacy at the state and national level. Annual educational conference. Webinars on trending topics. Individual marketing support.
Find out why discerning Michigan B&B owners have been joining MBBA at the rate of nearly one a month since August 2018.
It’s time you got acquainted with Sandy Werner, MBBA’s New Membership Representative, shown above addressing participants in one of MBBA’s workshops for new and aspiring innkeepers.
New Membership Representative