November 8, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

A year old…

Australia’s leading bed and breakfast website – ozshortstay.com.au.au - is one year old this week and celebrates its ongoing success with over one thousand bed and breakfast style property.  This makes it the most comprehensive B&B site in the country.

ozshortstay.com.au Director, Chris Peck, attributes the success of the website to a successful business model that provides free membership to the B&B’s.  “In terms of site design, we have stuck to the basics - specialising in a niche market, keeping the site simple, and keeping in regular contact with travellers”, says Peck.

The site is fast and simple to use. Travellers nominate a destination; compare prices and then book and make any special requests online. Bed and breakfast features, photographs, location maps and directions can also be viewed.

Ozbedandbreakfast is an example of how useful the web can be when searching for weekend getaways with a difference.  Peck says that “accommodation isn’t just a bed any more.  Travellers now consider accommodation to be part of the getaway experience”.  They can choose from high quality bed and breakfasts and retreats to more economical alternatives.

"As long as we keep focused on our simple business model and continue to keep our spending costs at a minimum, we will continue to grow. We have many repeat customers and of course word-of-mouth marketing is working well for us.”

Ozbedandbreakfast operates in Australia and plans to broaden its site to include New Zealand and Asia Pacific

To make a booking visit www.ozshortstay.com.au.au

                                                                                                                  

For further information, please contact

LEAH PASSARIS

(07) 3411 3878

0408 233 990

http://www.ozshortstay.com.au