SkyeConnect

The Isle of Skye Tourism Management Organisation

Projects

Skye

There are various projects which we have been involved in to improve tourism on Skye.

Projects

News

North Skye

News about the tourism industry on Skye and the development of our organisation.

News

Contact

Skye

Contact us by email, we are happy to offer more information about what we plan to do.

Contact

SkyeConnect – Who we are and what we do

 

SkyeConnect works on behalf of the community of Skye and its neighbouring areas to promote and develop a vibrant and sustainble tourism industry for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Our funding comes from a mix of public sector grants, membership fees and private sector sponsorship and in the long term we will be increasingly reliant on membership and private sponsorship.

Our vision is of a quality place where people live, work and visit year-round and enjoy a lifestyle rooted in the land, sea, culture, food and people.

Tha an lèirsinn againn de àite càileachd far am bi daoine a 'fuireach, ag obair agus a' tadhal fad na bliadhna agus a 'faighinn tlachd à dòigh-beatha a tha air a freumhachadh anns an fhearann, a' mhuir, a 'chultair, a' bhidhe agus daoine.

As the official Destination Management Organisation for Skye our roles are:

  • Communication and information sharing
  • Managing and developing the visitor experience
  • Developing and delivering a strategy for infrastructure
  • Building and managing partnerships and networks
  • We believe that there is a need for the sustainable management of natural, historical and cultural assets as it is principally this that attracts visitors to the area
  • We believe that a sustainable tourism economy should provide inclusive benefits that are responsive to the requirements of visitors and residents
  • We seek to develop a marketing strategy that encourages visitor dispersal around the area and that spreads visits throughout the year rather than focussing on increasing numbers
  • As the official DMO we will help local businesses, community groups, public agencies and others to work together for the benefit of all
 

Membership benefits

Our membership benefits will be developed over time as the organisation grows and identifies opportunities to serve and support the development of tourism on Skye and in it’s neighbouring areas. Current membership benefits include:
  • Networking events at discounted rates
  • ‘Invitation Only’ events for Corporate Sponsors
  • Newsletters
  • Access to a library of images
  • Access to quality business information and networking opportunities
  • Benefit from a PR, Advocacy and Social Media presence and campaigns on behalf of industry on Skye
  • Access to marketing and corporate sponsorship opportunities
  • Members only area on website
  • Opportunity to participate in Journalist visits and contribute to blogger websites
  • Complimentary STA membership and access to member information at the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers
  • Representation on SkyeConnect stand at Visit Scotland Expo travel trade fair 

Supported by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Visit Scotland, the Highland Council, Business Gateway, HITRANS and member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance and associate members of the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers