Search
The Caterer

VisitScotland.com launches on-line booking service for operators

29 May 2007 by
VisitScotland.com launches on-line booking service for operators

VisitScotland.com has launched an online product for accommodation owners allowing them to create a commercial website which can manage bookings and availability.

The product, dubbed ‘Web in a Box', will also allow operators to feed product direct into the VisitScotland.com tourist portal.

Marco Truffelli, VisitScotland.com chief executive, said: "The internet continues to revolutionise the way consumers buy tourism in Scotland and around the world.

"It's vital that Scotland gets ahead of the competition by offering tourists up to date and accurate internet-based information which enables them to be engaged, informed and persuaded.

VisitScotland.com claims accommodation owners can create a website in less than 90 minutes, including setting up feeds into the VisitScotland.com portal.

"We are encouraging those getting involved to develop their own online marketing packages with local attractions, experiences or travel companies so the visitor has lots of information live and online," Truffelli said.

Product owners will be charged £10 per bed per year and VisitScotland.com will receive a 8% commission on bookings handled via its own portal.

Edinburgh Castle tops Scotland's tourist attraction list >>

VisitScotland casts doubt on 2015 tourism target >>

VisitScotland >>

VisitScotland could be doing better >>

Web In A Box >>
By Daniel Thomas

E-mail your comments to Daniel Thomas](mailto:Daniel.Thomas@rbi.co.uk?subject=INSERT HEADLINE HERE) here.

[The Caterer Blog](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/catering-news-blog/) Catch up with more news and gossip on the Caterer Blog here
[Newswire For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail news alerts.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.