The hospitality industry provides its customers with services that combine convenience and comfort. Bed and breakfast are common services that buyers like to have when on transit or during tours to distant places. The utility is exciting because it eases the work for those staying away from home for a short time. Albeit rudimentary, bed and breakfast existed for a long time since the beginning of the history of man. Clients, as well as business operators, have conceptualized bed and breakfast differently according to their experiences. A close look at the service that is also called BnB or B and B reflects what customers think about it when they seek it.
Customers of the old days perceived B and B as a private home or a family home in which they are guests. In the context of the family home, the host provided a place to sleep, but breakfast to kick-start the day was not a guarantee at that time. The concept is similar to that of the predecessors who perceived the service as creating a home for guests who were on transit. Bn B was a preserve for acquaintances who had previous experience with each other.
It was easy to provide residence and food for friends who could not reach their destination before dusk. Hosts would sometimes provide breakfast to ensure their guests had little trouble looking for food when they woke up to continue their journeys. People in similar careers would host their colleagues for a night, which became the foundation of BnB. Those of ancient times saw BnB as a way of extending kindness to colleagues.
The perception about BnB changed after the Great Depression when homeowners wanted to make money for their families. During the Great Depression, homeowners established boarding houses where they would charge a fee for those who spent nights in them. Travelers would spend a night in a boarding house and sometimes have breakfast in the morning before continuing with their voyage. Boarding houses did not maintain their names for long after the Great Depression as they changed to “tourist homes” in the 1950s. Low-income travelers and drifters were the purchasers for services in “tourist homes” since they were considered stopovers for them. BnB was a reserve for medium earners in the 1950s to serve travelers who wanted to rest between the journey.
Modern BnB is entirely different from what was available for customers previously. The cost of a room in the modern BnB is inclusive of the breakfast instead of the services offered in the 1950s or earlier, where breakfast was not a guarantee. BnB today is sometimes called “homestay” and is no longer a service for low-income earners. A group of clients may take more than one room during their board. The services for the “homestay” differ from what is offered in motels, hotels, or inns.
A competitive tourist market in different countries has pushed BnB high to the point that it is not a hospitality provision for medium earners. Increased demand for BnB globally has pushed prices high beyond levels that could be considered affordable by low earners. Bn B is, therefore, a privilege for tourists who can afford the high cost of services.
Resources in BnB are of high quality, but the aim is to ensure customers are settled with nothing to care about. Clients are served with a diversity of food in an ambiance that guarantees a feeling of comfort. Arrangement of rooms is incomparably well made to attract clients for another time. All provisions ensure that room occupants have a feeling of home away from home that satisfies their hearts.
Bed and Breakfast are conceptualized differently by various individuals. Time has been influenced what people think about B n B since experiences changed over time. The ancient people conceptualized BnB as a treat of kindness to a colleague, but monetization of the service has changed multiple aspects. Bn B was a utility for low-income earners in the early days, but the situation is no longer the same today.