Recent tabulations indicate the 2011 average expenditures of tourists traveling through eastern states' vacation routes came in at an estimated $7.4 billion, with 3.1 percent being spent patronizing established, as well as newly created, bed and breakfast sites.
The conclusion is obvious - bed and breakfast operations have finally become a recognizable, steadily expanding industry, which primarily is rescuing grassroots towns and villages from facing ultimate financial ruin.
A properly maintained B&B service not only accommodates visiting tourists with welcomed food and shelter, it also can introduce guests to what the rest of the small town or village has to offer.
Motivational incentives always attract the lucrative tourist dollars. Bed and breakfast locations that know how to successfully cater to the needs of visiting tourists also could prove to be a welcome incentive gold mine to the community's overall economic growth as well.