Over the course of the last few decades, like many other activities, travel has been largely impacted and evolved through the use and constant development of technology. Guest houses were at one time( a long time ago) a place for those passing through a town or village to stop in and rest or sleep. As society evolved, guest houses became places that travelers sought out and were able to book or reserve in advance. Guest Houses were, and still are, typically smaller and more quaint than a hotel or motel. Guest houses can be found in small towns and big cities and everywhere in between. Many are family owned and operated.
Today, Guest Houses and B&Bs exist in different forms all over the world. As such, websites and apps have been developed for those looking to rent, reserve or stay in a guest house. Make sure that if you choose to post your guest house online to secure your online business using services such as those offered by Holm Security to give you added protection. From rooms, to whole houses, technology has made it easy to find, share and rent guest houses making it not only easier for travelers but for those renting or who own the guest houses as well.
It has become as simple as searching a city, town or place and including or identifying things such as the number of people, number of bedrooms and length of stay with the option of adding additional filters. Though technology has seemingly made this business and industry easier, it has also attracted and created competition, in some ways, disadvantaging traditional guest houses. Newer, modern, more well equipped rentals and B&Bs are causing traditional and older style guest houses to go out of business.
With that said, if you are in England, or anywhere in the world for that matter, traveling or vacationing, consider renting a guest house and opting for a more traditional experience. Either way, supporting local business through these rentals also allows you a more authentic vacation/stay.