At this week's 'Taking Carbon out of Tourism' Marc Crothall, CEO of the Scottish Tourism Alliance and Fiona Campbell, CEO of the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers spoke to Simon Cousins, SkyeConnect's media adviser.

Marc Crothall

At SkyeConnect’s Spring Conference  we published the results of a ’snapshot’ survey of tourism businesses on the impact of Coronavirus. The survey revealed that as of Monday 9th March 27% of island businesses had suffered cancellations as a result of fears of Coronavirus. The situation is changing minute by minute but the clear message from SkyeConnect is that Skye is very much open for business. After the Conference, Marc Crothall, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, spoke to Simon Cousins about the impact and challenges of the developing Coronavirus outbreak.

Fiona Campbell

One of the keynote speakers at the SkyeConnect Spring Conference held on Tuesday  was Fiona Campbell from the Association of Scotland's Self Caterers. She spoke about the power of advocacy in developing and protecting the tourism industry. After the conference she spoke to Simon Cousins about two of her main priorities - the Transient Visitor Levy (or Tourism Tax) and firstly the plans to regulate the self-catering sector.