Once upon a time all a B&B had to do to get by was exist, simply set up in an area and providing you have a comfy bed, washing facilities and serve up a good breakfast you’d not need to worry a jot. Things change though and though these are still the minimum requirements for a good bed and breakfast, they are just that, the minimum requirements. People like to go away now and experience something, a piece of life they’ve never known before or something they’ve always wanted to do. It can be something simple and fun, something relaxing or something adventurous and exciting. If you’re trying to elevate sales and entice more customers to your services it’s worth tying in some experiences with it, things that will help people to find your B&B and ensure they choose to stay there. Here are this year’s hottest experience trends according to Airbnb, activities that their customers are going wild over, have a look and see if any of these ideas inspire you.
With more and more people suffering from high levels of stress as well as things like anxiety and depression it’s no surprise that people are looking for vacations where they can unwind and feel at ease with themselves once again. Mindfulness is an excellent way to deal with these issues, people want to settle their thoughts, calm themselves, learn who they are and connect to the world around them. Offering people, a mindfulness experience is a great idea as it’s one of the most popular choices of activities for holiday goers this year. These activities usually offer people a meditation session out in the wilderness or in whatever natural beauty can be found nearby, together participants will connect with that space around them and sharing stories and kind words. If this seems like something you’d like to set up and your B&B then it’s worth considering involving local traditions, this will give your service an edge that will intrigue the customer and make the experience that much more special.
This may sound like crazy talk, but I kid you not, not only is horse yoga a thing but it’s a popular one this year. Much like meditation and mindfulness, yoga has strong ties to mindfulness and your wellbeing, as such this too has become a very popular activity amongst travellers as of late. There are all sorts of different surroundings on offer for the activity and plenty that involve nature and of course animals. Last year goat yoga was quite a craze, this year it’s horse yoga. It combines two current trends actually, horse riding has become very popular as of late, horse yoga combines these allowing you to perform yoga on a horse. The animal is said to become very in tune with its riders’ emotions, so it’s supposed to be good for both you and the horse too.