BAR (Best Available Rate)

Best Available Rate is the lowest rate of the day offer by the hotel that is available for guests to book. The BAR rates are available to the general public guest, does not require pre-payment and does not impose additional cancellation fees or change penalties and/or fees, other than those imposed as a result of a hotel property’s normal … Continued

B2B (Business to Business)

Business-to-business (B2B) describes a transaction where one company sells a product or service to another company. In the hospitality industry, Business to Business (B2B) distribution is referred to the sale of rooms of a hotel to another business party like OTA, travel agent etc. , Examples of B2B bookings are those that arrive from Tour Operators, … Continued

B2C (Business to Customer)

Business to Customer this describes the sale of products or services from a company to an individual customer or consumer. In the hospitality industry Business to Customer most common way that hotel sales are made, which is why it is important to target this demographic when advertising and promoting a hotel. B2C consumers are independent and/or leisure guests and … Continued

BB (Bed and Breakfast)

There is two different meaning for BB, one as a type of accommodation and the other as meal plan. Bed and breakfast (typically shortened to B&B or BnB) is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts are often private family homes and typically have between four and eleven rooms, with six being the average In … Continued

BC (Banquet Check)

Banquet Check is a check that is presented by the hotel to a meeting planner at the conclusion of the event. in reference to a group booking/event It will include all event-related charges i.e., Food, Beverages, rental. Etc

BE (Booking Engine)

Booking engine is an online application on hotel websites and social media pages that provides supplier availability of hotel rates, descriptions and reservations to the end user to capture and process direct online reservations, and to optimize hotel sales strategy and maximize profit. An OBE displays rates and allocations in real time and shows the … Continued

BEO (Banquet Event Order)

A BEO is a contract to a group booking/event that lists all of the important details of an event. BEOs are used at most hotels and event facilities to help ensure everything is outlined and agreed on by both the venue and the event planner, includes details such as menus, audio visual equipment, room set … Continued

BKG ( is an online travel agency that is a part of Booking Holdings. Includes:,, Kayak, Agoda.

BOH (Back of House)

Back of House are the areas of a hotel that have little or no direct guest contact, such as kitchen areas, engineering and maintenance, and the accounting department.

BR (Bottom Rate)

Bottom rate represents the price below which a property can never afford to sell its rooms. It is the minimum possible rate a property can set without losing revenue.