Bed and Breakfast businesses offer overnight accommodation and breakfast but does not provide other meals. Guests generally are provided with private bedrooms and bathrooms. Breakfast is generally provided in the room or in the common kitchen area. The people operating bed and breakfast generally offer accommodation at a reasonable prize when compared to hotels and motels. Generally these are owned by private owners.
Bed and breakfasts generally provide benefits for visitor and operator. Guests have an opportunity to feel homely at a different place. Operators of the business get to make new contacts, understand different lifestyles and educate guests about their own lifestyles. They can do this when trying to operate a profitable venture. Generally educate, high income professionals are the users of this type of accommodation – according to research done worldwide.
High incomes and different work patterns around the world mean that short breaks with greater choice are in demand. This is due to the fact that these type of holidays tend to have less effect on work involvement. Hence these type of travellers generally prefer bed and breakfast due to the personalised service, value for money, atmosphere and location among other factors. Such accommodations are popular in USA, New Zealand and many parts of Europe. With increasing incomes in many parts of the world this business may extend to other countries as well in the near future.