Bed & breakfasts loved by all ages

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Mostly women search for a bed and breakfast online.

B&Bs are loved by all age groups. It’s mostly women who search for and book bed and breakfasts, according to new statistics of View more interesting bed & breakfast statistics below. 

Age of visitors
A striking fact is that the ages of the visitors of are divided so equally. The age groups of 25 to 34 years old, 45 to 54 years old, 35 to 44 years old and 55 to 64 years old each represent about one fifth of the total number of visitors. The remaining part of the visitors are young people aged 18 to 24 and senior citizens. So B&Bs are loved by all age groups, young and old!


Mostly women search for a B&B online
Over sixty percent of the visitors of are female. As the age group rises, the division becomes more equal. Among the visitors aged 18 to 24, the percentage of women is 67 % while with the senior citizens it’s 54%.

Bed & breakfast on the rise
Worldwide, bed and breakfasts received 70 % more reservation requests through than the year before. The number of visitors of the website increased with 47 %. No doubt the mobile website and the mobile app of contributed to that. The number of B&B accommodations on increased further up to more than 1.4 million B&B rooms and apartments. An increase of 67 % with respect to a year ago.

B&B Guests

In 2014, bed and breakfasts worldwide received more guests.

Personal way of travelling
An explanation for the growth is the need for a personal way of travelling. Tourists want to spend the night with locals and really get to know the area. A bed and breakfast meets that demand. In addition, the favourable value for money plays a role. An overnight stay with breakfast in a B&B easily costs tens of euros less than the average hotel room.

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