Over the past few years, hundreds of B&Bís and inns across the United States and Canada have offered active and retired veterans free lodging for one night on, or around Veteranís Day.
This program was started by Kathleen Panek, a West Virginia Innkeeper, and was appropriately named "B&Bs for Vets." This year, AIHP has agreed to manage, coordinate and publicize the B&Bs for Vets program to honor our hard working military.
PAII and our member innkeepers have been invited to join in this effort Ė and we most certainly accept!
All innkeepers are invited to participate in the 2015 B&Bs for Vets program by offering a
minimum of one room for one night and totally free. At the foundersí request, innkeepers are asked to provide at least one stay (no strings attached, no buy-one night/get one night) in order to participate. After offering at least one free room, innkeepers may offer other discounts to vets. Many innkeepers will offer more than one room, which is encouraged. We are asking innkeepers to provide a free stay on either Tuesday November 10, 2015 or Wednesday the 11th (Veteranís Day). If innkeepers want to offer more free nights to vets, it is of course welcomed!
AIHP is working with a developer on a website for innkeepers to list their participation in B&Bs for Vets.
More details on the website and how you can participate will be coming soon.
Some of the State and Local B&B Associations also participating in the B&Bs for Vets program**
**if your State or Local Association is participating in the B&B for Vets program, please send us an email and we will add the Association's link!
Some other Innkeeping Sites listing B&B for Vets specials
A New Better Way to Stay Site coming soon.