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Become a Member

Become a Member

Our highly esteemed family of nearly 30 Bed & Breakfast Inns is popular with discerning travelers who are looking for a very personal and unique hospitality experience.
Become Member

INTRODCUTION

What is the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky?


Our highly esteemed family of nearly 30 Bed & Breakfast Inns is popular with discerning travelers who are looking for a very personal and unique hospitality experience. Our member inns enjoy a wealth of benefits though their association with BBAK and our criteria and quality standards for membership set the stage for our unparalleled level of Quality Accommodations and Guest Satisfaction.
 

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HOW TO JOIN

Membership Criteria


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Breakfast is included in the price of the room

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Provide evidence of business license/use permit/occupancy permit, liability insurance, and payment of State Sales Tax, Applicable Local Taxes, and Transient Room Tax 

insurance
housekeeping
03
Provide high standards of housekeeping

04
Interior & Exterior of Property Well Maintained

Landscaping
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Two women relaxing in Robes at the spa
05
Meet all requirements for guest safety and comfort

06
Distribute the BBAK Member Directory/Frequent Stay Program to departing guests

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association logo
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Display the BBAK logo on the property's website and related marketing material

08
Annually Maintain the BBAK Quality Standards Guidelines 

guidelines

WHY JOIN

Membership Benefits


Above all, the knowledge all inns and members are inspected and approved by a professional organization with high quality standards.
BBAK Website
01
Listing on the BBAK Website

02
Listing on the BBAK iphone App

iphone app
Email Newsletter
03
Receive timely email broadcasts with Helpful Tips & Information

04
Social Media Exposure: BBAK's Blog, Facebook, and Twitter

Social Media
Press Release
05
Exposure Opportunities in BBAK's Quarterly Press Releases

06
Exposure to Frequent B&B Travelers: Quarterly E-Newsletter

Newsletter
Kentucky Travel
07
Advertising Discount in Kentucky Travel Guide
(Print & Online)

08
Business Referrals from Fellow Members

Business Referrals
Industry Representation
09
Industry Representation with:
  • Department of Tourism
  • State Legislature of Kentucky
  • KY Travel Industry Association
  • KY Hotel & Lodging Association
  • KY Dept. of Agriculture & Agritourism (Farm Stays)
10
Discount on conference registration and annual meeting

Discounts on Conference
Marketing Advertising
11
Opportunity for cost-share marketing advertising opportunities

12
Member services discounts on a variety of products

Service Discounts
Vendor Information
13
Information on vendors such as credit card processors, insurance, etc.

14
Opportunity to participate in Reciprocal Lodging with other Member Inns

Reciprocal Lodging
Lasting Friendships
15
Mentorship of all new members & Lasting Friendships with Fellow Innkeepers

16
Regional Socials with opportunities for small group discussions and networking

Networking Opportunities
Membership in PAII
17
Dual Membership in PAII
(Professional Association of Innkeeper's International)

18
Educational & Professional Growth Opportunities

Education
Leadership Opportunities
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Leadership Opportunities to help support & advance the organization


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