Join Accredited BC Accommodations!

Accredited BC Accommodations is a professional association of innkeepers of quality B&Bs, inns and self-catering accommodations in the province of British Columbia, formed for mutual support, education, industry representation and marketing.

The mission of Accredited BC Accommodations is to provide a network that supports:

  • REST ASSURED” quality lodging for guests
  • Professionalism and success for members

Our approved members must favorably reflect the Association’s high standards by providing superior quality, ambience, guest service, amenities and outstanding host integrity and hospitality.

In return for the right to be a member of Accredited BC Accommodations, the member agrees to display the Accredited BC Accommodations logo on their B&B/Inn business website home or main page, contact page, or links page, with a hyperlink to the Accredited BC Accommodations website home page. Failure to do so will result in the establishment losing the privileges of membership and forfeiting any and all fees paid to the Association.

Our membership year runs from November 1 to October 31, but you can join Accredited BC Accommodations at any time.

*** Join us for just $179 + GST! Be part of this supportive group of B&B innkeepers. Members refer to members, and the association works on behalf of all to promote and protect personalized hospitality at a Bed & Breakfast OR self-catering accommodation.***

 

Membership includes:

  • a comprehensive descriptive listing with photos on our website;
  • use of our logo in your marketing;
  • a 3-line listing on the “View All Members” page in the public area of the Accredited BC Accommodations website with a hyperlink to your business listing;
  • inclusion in the “Contact Members List” in the Members only area of the website;
  • the monthly Table Talk newsletter (bi-monthly in the summer) and other information distributed to the members;
  • merchant discounts;
  • inclusion in a regional marketing group;
  • benefit from Accredited BC Accommodations’ general marketing initiatives;
  • mentoring from experienced members;
  • attend annual general meeting – with full voting rights;
Professional Membership
$179 / year

Self-catering host packages are meant for Airbnb style hosts. Being a Self-catering host in Accredited BC Accommodations includes:

  • a comprehensive descriptive listing with photos on our website
  • use of our logo in your marketing;
  • a 3-line listing on the “View All Members” page in the public area of the Accredited BC Accommodations website with a hyperlink to your business listing;
  • inclusion in the “Contact Members List” in the Members only area of the website;
  • the monthly Table Talk newsletter (bi-monthly in the summer) and other information distributed to the members;
  • merchant discounts;
  • inclusion in a regional marketing group;
  • benefit from Accredited BC Accommodations’ general marketing initiatives;
  • mentoring from experienced members;
  • attend annual general meeting – with full voting rights
Self-catering Host Membership
$179 / year

The following is required when applying for membership:

 

  • If a Bed & Breakfast license is required in your community or regional district, a copy must be provided, as part of your application process.  Also required is a copy of a valid Foodsafe Certificate for the person doing the cooking.  For Self-Catering Accommodations, you must be licensed in your community.  Every applicant must have insurance coverage for liability and B&B operation, and a copy of that insurance policy must also be provided.
  • Members of Accredited BC Accommodations agree to be bound by the following Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. On our membership application form, you will be prompted to commit to these standards.
  • In order to ensure that guests’ breakfast expectations are met, Bed & Breakfast members of Accredited BC Accommodations are required to post information on their website about the breakfast they provide, and the location where breakfast is served.
  • All members of Accredited BC Accommodations will be provided with the ABCA logo, and you will be required to display that logo on your website’s homepage or contact page, in close proximity to the logos of other associations, memberships or rating entities, with a hyperlink back to the Association homepage.

Associate Membership

Accredited BC Accommodations also offers Individual and Corporate Associate Memberships. Associate Members are non-voting members.

Associate Membership benefits individuals or businesses working in the Bed & Breakfast , self-catering, and related Tourism industries.

Individuals or businesses that are eligible for membership include:

  • (Individual members) Retired, Aspiring or Relief Innkeepers
  • (Individual members) Employees of Accredited BC Accommodations members
  • (Individual members) Students in the hospitality industry
  • (Corporate members) Agents for government or industry
  • (Corporate members) Agencies or businesses in the tourism industry

INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $50 + GST per year

Select

  • A line listing of 75 characters on our lodging website
  • Attend meetings and conferences hosted by local and regional groups
  • Registration for conferences at discounted member rates
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • Participate on committees for local or regional group

CORPORATE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – $100 + GST per year

Select

  • All the benefits of the Associate Membership
  • Have up to 250 characters available for their website listing, instead of 75
  • Reciprocal linking is strongly encouraged.