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Independent Bath launches to enhance local experiences for guests

The Royal Crescent,

Bath, October 25th 2018 - More than 100 independent accommodation providers in Bath, including B&Bs, small hotels and self-catering properties have collaborated together to launch, a new digital initiative to encourage guests to book directly with properties, therefore eliminating booking fees, and to support a local experience of the city’s many independent retailers and eateries. represents over 20% of the available overnight options in the city, and all members are independently and locally owned and managed. Bath is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the UK, known for its vibrant independent retail sector and is also home to the popular Christmas Market (22nd November - 9th December 2018) as well as The Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, Royal Crescent and many other attractions - all set within a stunning location. highlights the high-quality, friendly service you can often only find with independent businesses and brings them all together for travellers to truly see what Bath has to offer. Guests can also guarantee value for money as by booking directly with a member, incurs no 3rd party booking fees, therefore offering savings of up to 15-18%.

Through innovative partnerships with digital guest communication products including Touch Stay and Staylists, guests who book through one of the member properties, will also be able to access information, recommendations and exclusive offers in ‘real time’ for the city’s many independent retailers, tours, activities and restaurants.

Harry Tedstone, Chair of and independent B&B owner said, “Independent businesses are the cornerstone of the country’s economy. They provide a trustworthy staple of people local to the area who can offer a personal, high-quality service to anyone looking for a more in-depth tourist experience. We are really excited to offer the many visitors to Bath an opportunity to experience Independent Bath and to truly understand the many reasons that Bath is a wonderful place to visit.”

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About is owned and run by BIGHA, the Bath Independent Guest House Association, a voluntary membership organisation made up of over 100 B&Bs, small hotels and self-catering accommodation, all working together to offer overnight visitors to Bath the best possible experience.

PR Contacts:

Abode PR
Jessica Gillingham
01225 471893 / BIGHA
Harry Tedstone
01225 920520