Benefits of AB&BA Membership

If you are a B&B or Guest House in Ayrshire and are not already a member, please feel free to contact us to chat through the benefits of membership without any commitment. We would love to hear from you.......

 ABBA helps increase business

·         ABBA website: on-line booking, website ranked high on Google, no commission rates

·         Your own professional web page on the ABBA website

·         Listing on ABBA accommodation leaflet, widely distributed

·         Referrals from other B&Bs, a significant source of bookings


ABBA familiarisation (FAM) visits to local attractions

·         Opportunity to network

·         Examples: Turnberry Resort; Dumfries House; Dark Skies Observatory

·         See ABBA website or “ABBA Members Group” on Facebook for up-to-date details

·         Discounts available for RBBM, Scottish Maritime Museum, etc


Power of working together within ABBA

·         Represented on local Tourism Groups

·         Strong relationship with Visit Scotland and local attractions

·         ABBA Restaurant Brochure, working with ~40 restaurants to produce a Personal Recommendation Restaurant guide to offer guests

·         Free workshops for ABBA members

·         Lobbying power

·         Preferred accommodation provider for some local events eg: Flower Show

·         Associate membership of other groups eg Visit Arran, Ayrshire Food Network and Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce


ABBA members feel part of a group, sharing best practice

•         All small businesses, we all know each other so can talk to one another

•         Keep up to date with forthcoming events on ABBA website and extranet, ABBA newsletter and Facebook “ABBA Members Group”

•         Share advice on legislation e.g. allergens declaration, fire regulations

•         Advice on best value insurance, card services etc

•         Circulate recommended tradesmen list