"Bed and Breakfast" Brand
The Romanian Association for Accommodation and Ecological Tourism has chosen the "BED & BREAKFAST - B&B"
product for the purpose of rediscovering nature and local traditions by foreign and Romanian tourists.
Known as the "Guest House", the "B&B" brand acknowledges the difference between staying in a private
home and in an inn, motel or hotel.
The "B&B" concept refers to the accommodation and breakfast offer within private homes, which ensure a family
like atmosphere, as an alternative to common hotel accommodation, also including the opportunity of business
traveling, sightseeing of historical, cultural and recreational sites.
"B&B" is a system of accommodation which involves the family management. It may also include other
types of tourist accommodation structures: furbished apartments, rooms for rent, restaurants which also offer
accommodation, holiday homes, accommodation in monasteries, camping sites, hotels.
The "Bed and Breakfast" Logo
The "B&B" responds to the increase in tourist demand registered in the last few years,
thus demonstrating that this form of tourism has always manifested itself by local hospitality in rural and
urban environments, both at the seaside and mountain areas. Adopting the "B&B" term and logo has become
a necessity because:
- It concisely defines the type of rendered service and the target tourism sector;
- It addresses a tourist category which registers a rapid development;
- The "B&B" facilities cannot be fully covered by traditional tourism;
- It offers a greater freedom of action for the tourist.
The certification of the quality management system ISO 9001:2001
The demand for the quality management system is part of the community acquis and is subscribed as part
of the National Adhering Programme of Romania to the EU.
Considering this, the Romanian Association for Accommodation and Ecological Tourism - Bed and Breakfast
(ARCTE B&B) is the only non-profit organization (NGO) to develop and implement its own quality management system,
based on the demands of SR EN ISO 9001:2001.
On May 13th 2004, CERTIND - the most advanced certification body in Romania, has certified that
the association ARCTE B&B has documented, implemented and maintained a quality management system, in agreement to
the ISO 9001:2001 and SR EN ISO 9001:2001 standards, in the activity field, marked under the code CAEN 911.
This code belongs to the tourism activities, private brand, consultancy and classification in the field
(certificate no. 016/2004 with a validity of 3 years).
Quality Declaration of ARCTE B&B President (RO)