Starting a Bed & Breakfast

Bed & breakfast in the picture at B&B Expo 2012

Bed and breakfast Europe

The stand of popular among visitors.

A wonderful weekend it was at B&B Expo 2012 in Brussels. Lots of bed & breakfasts, B&B-organisations and tourist operators presented themselves. We were also present to promote We met with hundreds of potential B&B-guests orientating themselves and people thinking about starting a bed & breakfast of their own. Hopefully they found the expo as inspiring as we did! Here’s a series of photos.

First day at the B&B Expo, a minute before opening: all set and ready!

At our stand, visitors can win a weekend away in a European B&B of their choice.

B&B in Italy, Tuscany

The Tuscany presentation also attracts attention. Which is not surprising: who doesn’t love this Italian region?

Touring by a flashy Vespa and staying in bed & breakfasts along the way: sounds like the perfect vacation!

Also on the expo: various producers of seasonal products, delicious French cheeses…

…and simply irrisistibele candies!

Bed and breakfast in Netherlands

Handy: tourist information to take away.

Bed & breakfast start

Hanny Hoedemaker, founder of, and webdeveloper Peter: ready for Hannie’s presentation about starting a bed & breakfast.

B&B expo

Why starting a B&B? You really need to want it, Hanny explains.

B&B start

After the presentation: many questions about starting a B&B, which we are as always happy to answer.

About the author

Janneke Scheepers

Janneke Scheepers is web editor at Bed & Breakfast Europe. She writes blogs, articles and newsletters about all aspects of the B&B sector in Europe.

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