Articles And News From BBFNSW-ACT

Read news and articles from the Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Association of NSW & ACT. Keep up to date with the Industry and members.

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The Shared Economy - How it affects Airbnb and Windu Property listings

The growth of Bed and Breakfast as an accommodation alternative is a success story unparalleled throughout the Western World and, in particular, NSW and ACT.
To meet demand and substantiate Bed and Breakfast's place in the tourism industry there is now a growing need for increased knowledge and professionalism among Bed and Breakfast operators and to that end we have made available (on order) copies of both the titles - "Operating a Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Business" and "A Feasibility Study for Aspiring B&B Operators"

General Tourism News
Smartphones the new "target"

HACKERS have come up with new ways to reach into digital wallets, and smartphones are now a prime target.


Smartphones at the heart of modern lifestyles are becoming top targets for cyber attacks, according to security specialists and hackers who flocked to Las Vegas last year for back-to-back Def Con and Black Hat conferences.

Running Your Business Mobile Phone
Guests expectations in 2013

Our Society has evolved to one that is obsessed with gadgets and Internet connectivity, but what exactly does this mean for us as B&B/Farmstay owners?

Running Your Business Mobile Phone
2012 Budget effect on B&B/Farmstays

 As usual, B&Bs and Farmstays can look forward at best to a mixed bag from the Federal Budget. There is growing anxiety in anticipation of the introduction of the carbon tax from the 1st July which will have an effect on the travel habits of people in the short term at least as will the uncertainties that have predicated higher levels of Consumer saving. Handouts to low and middle income families could ease these fears, but we will have to wait to see how this pans out.

Legislation & Government 2012 Australian Government Budget
Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour 2012


At 8.30pm on Saturday 31st March 2012, millions of people across the globe will switch off their lights for one hour to support Earth Hour.  One of the largest environmental events, Earth Hour is organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and aims to raise awareness of climate change and unite the Earth's population to take action.  Because Easrth Hour is not just about saving an hours electricity, it is about uniting people to protect the planet.

Environmental Issues Turn the Lights out
Changes to Disability requirements

Yet another imposition by Government upon our Industry. I can't help but feel that the Government is enforcing the same policies on us as the large Hotel and Motel Accommodation sectors. When you consider that the size and returns for Hotels and Motels are proportionately much greater than B&Bs and Farmstays, it makes it a lot harder for us to amortise these costs over our income.

Legislation & Government
Article on "How much do you know about Carbon" withdrawn

The recent article reprinted from Accomnews asking how well the Government and media has explained about carbon has been withdrawn.

Environmental Issues
See Australia First recognises the Quality of BBF NSW-ACT Members

See Australia First has recognised the quality inherent in our members by offering all our members access to the See Australia First website for the amount of $75. When your listing is due for renewal, the price remains fixed at $75. Any changes to text or photos is free of charge for the duration of the listing.  The BBFNSW-ACT does not necessarily endorse See Australia First, and stress it is up to the Member to decide for themselves whether to participate or not.

Marketing & Advertising
Terms and Conditions Usage Guide

An effective set of Terms and Conditions is an important part of maintaining your Business and protecting your investment.


The Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Association NSW and ACT have posted examples of Terms and Conditions as a resource for Members.  These examples are available in our members only area (requires login),  and have been kindly provided by some of our Members with a generic set included after crawling the Internet to find the most commonly used clauses.

Running Your Business Terms and Conditions
Green Resource Document

Green Resources Document

The Bed & Breakfast Association of NSW and ACT has compiled a document amalgamating the Resources available to members and setting out what your Business can do and how to get started in going green.

Environmental Issues Green Earth