Shetlandlive TourismShetlandlive Tourism Portal
Owner: Inga Scott
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Shetlandlive Tourism has been created for visitors to Shetland before and after their stay. In the group you can join for free, upload your Shetland pictures and videos and stories from your trip to Shetland. Also watch the videos we have found from previous visitors. We also have a section for all your needs whilst in Shetland under Tourism Directory - such as accommodation, boat trips, nature tours, car hire all in one easy place, like a virtual brochure you can access from your laptop or phone. If you are looking for accommodation you can check availability with properties advertised and put up a wanted ad in the tourism section for free if your stuggling to find somewhere to stay. A great way of keeping in contact with friends you have made whilst in Shetland too. If there is an event you think tourists to Shetland might be interested in attending post it up in the events section here. Place an advert now in our Tourism Directory and check now for accommodation and whats available - members can add and update - click link to see calendar
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by Inga Scott 2 years agoWelcome to Shetlandlive Tourism which is part of Shetlands new Social and Community network Shetlandlive.com. Here you can advertise your Tourism property or business. We are completely independent from any Tourist board or Association and we are privately funded. I have my own tourist accommodation business in Shetland so I am aware of the frustrations with various tourism agencies that don’t seem to have a clue about Shetland, so decided it was time to do something about it. I find the charges for advertising can be are expensive and having to describe my property in 20 words and 1 picture didn’t seem cost effective so I built my own website. I have received a lot of bookings through it, but to make sure it is found I pay for additional advertising which can add up. I wondered how many other people in Shetland were in the same predicament, or have a place they would like to rent but it seems like a lot of hassle and expense to even get started? At Shetlandlive Tourism we do not take any commissions on your bookings and have no strict rules to follow in order to join (star grading etc) however you will build up a reputation from the customer feedback facility. All you pay for is your advert with us, which is very straightforward to set up. Shetlandlive will be high on the google search rankings for Shetland and we hope to be on the first page most of the time to attract a large amount of potential holiday makers to the site. We have www.welcometoshetland.com which will link directly to Shetlandlive Tourism whenever someone clicks the ad as well. We are liasing with various companies working all over Shetland who may be looking for short/long term accommodation for staff and workers all year round. Great for filling out of season and odd dates. Our tourism directory means all Tourist contacts and information are one place, it is easy to navigate through and has the ability to check availability of property and book online if you choose. It is like a virtual brochure as in it can be accessed via mobile phone , computer or laptop wherever you are.
In our Shetlandlive Tourism section there is a slideshow of Shetland scenery with traditional fiddle music, videos and pictures for visitors to look at and add to, a useful currency convertor , trip planner and travel info and links , plus loads of useful information and links about Shetland within Shetlandlive. Please have a look yourself to see examples of tourism adverts already placed (link in Tourism Tab). We have created a Accommodation Wanted section and Accommodation availability calendar - so if your booked up already and a enquirer asks – Do you know anywhere else I can try? Now you can suggest they look on the Tourism availability calendar or tell them to put up a Wanted Accommodation ad (its free!)
On Shetlandlive there are many useful features for the Shetlander and Tourist alike.
WHAT DO I GET WITH A TOURISM BUSINESS ADVERT?
DESCRIPTION: Loads of room for descriptions and details of your property or business - no charge for number of words or size of ad as long as it fits into the page.
ENHANCE You can upgrade your add – make bold, featured , extra photos - for a small fee if required
PHOTO’S Up to 10 photographs of your property to enhance your Tourism property or business
CUSTOMISE Various ways to customise your Advert or Tourist Shop
VIDEO You can make and upload a video or guided tour of your Tourist property/business
WEBSITE: No need for your own website everything is covered in your ad. Or link to website
LINKS If you have a website we will put in a direct link to your website from your ad
CALENDAR Free availability calendar for your advert – you can change and edit it yourself . Plus an availability calendar for all properties on main page that anyone can add to, so at a glance visitors can see what places are available for their preferred dates. This is optional.
SEARCH Visitors can check what you have available without having to contacting you
COMMISSION No Commission taken on bookings. Pay for your advert only.
PAYMENTS Various payment options if customers want to book immediately (Shops)
CONTACT People can message you via your ad, email, phone, and visit your own site from ad
INFO Free use of all Shetlandlive widgets such as currency convertor so you can quote price in Dollars, Euros etc, plus visitors can use it for their visit
ADMIN You can edit your advert anytime during your subscription
CONTRACT Term for a Tourism Ads is 1 month, which you renew Monthly or when required. You can only have one property per advert. We provide advertising only, all transactions are between the buyer and the seller.
As well as all the features you can have in a standard ad you also have the option of opening your own Tourism shop – for accommodation, goods, trips etc. I have nothing to sell I hear you say? Here you can “sell” any vacant rooms or dates you may have, plus help your customer tailor make their holiday by adding various options for them to buy to make their stay a bit more special. Shops are designed for various items with a price. Here are some examples
ARRANGE TAXI TO COLLECT THEM FROM BOAT/PLANE TO ACCOMMODATION
BOOK DIFFERENT ROOM TYPES, DOUBLE, SINGLE, TWIN, FAMILY
WELCOME PACK – TEA, COFFEE, SUGAR, MILK, BREAD ETC
BREAKFAST PACK- MILK, JUICE, FRESH ROLLS, ETC …
REFRESHER PACK – TOOTHBRUSH/PASTE, FLANNEL, SOAP, SHAMPOO
ROMANCE PACK- FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES, BUBBLY…
BABY PACK- NAPPIES, WIPES, CREAM, BOTTLES…
KIDS PACK – SMALL SELECTION TOYS, COLOURING BOOKS, SWEETS…
SHETLAND HAMPER – SHETLAND THEMED FOOD AND GIFTS …
SELL SOUVENIERS – JUMPERS, SHETLAND CRAFTS…
BOOK AND PAY FOR TICKETS AND TOURS BEFORE VISITORS ARRIVE
EXTRA TOWELS AND BED LINEN
ARRANGE LATER CHECK OUT
SELL TICKETS FOR YOUR TRIP OR TOURS
SELL ANY SHETLAND THEMED PRODUCT
CAR / BIKE HIRE – SHOW PICTURES & CHARGES
So if you had a shop with 20 items you could use 10 of your “for sale” boxes for accommodation. For example if you still have 4 days accommodation left to fill at the beginning of July, you would make your advert to this effect with a price – so if someone buys it you’ve just got a booking and it can be paid for immediately if you choose , payments go direct to you. Its your advert and you have full control of adding and upgrading your listings. You may want to add various chargeable options that customers can add on to their booking at the same time, the options are endless.