Presentation on theme: "Welcome. GOALS Mississippi Tourism Overview Bed & Breakfast Impact on Tourism Diversity of B & B Experience in MS Why stay in a B & B vs. Hotel/Motel."— Presentation transcript:
GOALS Mississippi Tourism Overview Bed & Breakfast Impact on Tourism Diversity of B & B Experience in MS Why stay in a B & B vs. Hotel/Motel Finding the right Bed & Breakfast for you Interested in owning a Bed & Breakfast?
Lodging – Casinos, Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts Inns, Cabins, Retreats, R.V. Sites Dining – Restaurants, Bars, Food & Beverage Service Locations Attractions - Casinos, Amusement Sites, Museums, Theme Parks Recreation - Golf Courses, State Parks, Outdoor Adventures Tourism – State, CVB’s, Tourist Centers, Travel Agents, Tour Bus Operators, Guides
Annually 19 million visitors to Mississippi REVENUE Visitor Expenditures $5.6 billion $1 of every $13 in Taxes for the General Fund or $357 million annually attributed to Tourism JOBS 79,000 Direct Travel & Tourism Jobs Annual Payroll $1.63 billion 13,500 Hotel & Lodging Jobs
$3.4 Billion Industry 20,000 B & B’s in the United States 7.9 Average Number of Rooms per B & B 41% Average Occupancy $143.90 Average Daily Rate
94% Rooms have Private Baths 36% have achieved Historical Designation 79% Owners live on Premises Average Size B & B is 5,700 square feet 93% offer FREE high speed internet 29% Rural – 23% Urban – 5% Suburban – 43% Village
164 B & B’s in the State 791 Guests Rooms 44% Occupancy $25 million revenues 1,800 employees Economic Impact of $275 million
Product Diversity Blues Trail & Music History Elvis Presley Birthplace Jackson Museums and Convention Ctr. Historic Natchez & Pilgrimages Unique Culinary, Literary and Musical Tradition Outdoor Adventure Casinos Civil Rights & Civil War History Gulf Coast Beaches Not to mention our Southern Hospitality
Bed and Breakfast Inn Owner occupied or managed single family home Usually 8 rooms or less Short term lodging with breakfast only included Bed and Breakfast Inn with Group Events In addition to lodgers, meals may be served to guests of private functions – Weddings, Socials Events, Corporate Meetings etc. Typically not more than 24 rooms Historic Inn, Country Inn, Urban Inn Same as above but may also operate restaurant open to the public Usually has Historic Preservation designation May also offer Day Spas, Gift Shops, Other Income sources
WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPTION, DO YOU STAY AT A HOTEL OR DO YOU EXPERIENCE A BED & BREAKFAST?
Rewards Points I know what I’m getting – Cookie Cutter Efficient – In/Out (Express Check-out) Amenities – Dining, Bar, Room Service, Health Club, Spa Etc. Convenient Location Clean, well maintained
The EXPERIENCE – every B & B is unique “Home away from Home” comforts Privacy and Relaxation Personality – Innkeepers/Staff, antiques, meeting other guests, etc History (Story) of the Inn and area Cleanliness Amenities
Too Expensive Too Many Rules Hard to Find No privacy Business Travelers can’t stay at B & B’s You’ll have to make small talk with Innkeeper or other guests I’m taking a chance at a B & B – don’t know what I’ll get