How to Guide

ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEMS

Andrew Craig from VisitScotland attended the East Central Monitor Farm meeting which focused on making the correct investment in a website.

Andrew highlighted the support VisitScotland can give to businesses setting up online booking systems within their websites and soome of the resources available. Click on the following two options below to download the documents created by VisitScotland;

*Please note: These are in no way a complete overview of the booking systems and OTAs available. There are many others not listed in the two documents. It’s imperative that businesses do their own research when making their choice and try out as many systems as is feasible.

VistScotland does not endorse any of the booking systems/OTAs listed in the two documents and they should merely be used as a starting guide to introduce businesses to the opportunities available. *

Online Booking Systems

VIDEOING WITH A SMARTPHONE

Click here to access some top tips on how to create a simple video using your Smartphone.

Video and photography are two great ways to market your business, whether it’s through your website or social media channels.

People enjoy visually seeing how a product works or what a venue looks like, so creating short videos or capturing strong images will help sell your business and its easy to do.

We carried out a group exercise at the East Central Monitor Farm meeting on 8th August where attendees practised their video making with each other. See below the results.

DO'S and DONTS PART 1

DO'S and DONTS PART 2

DO'S and DONTS PART 3

DO'S and DONTS PART 4

DO'S and DONTS PART 5

HUMANISE YOUR BRAND

During the West Central Monitor Farm meeting on 26th June 2019, Lesley Wood from LWM Consulting carried out an exercise with delegates, helping them to describe the brand they were trying to develop and begin to inform marketing messages, social media content, colour schemes and visual imagery.

Click here to get access to the ‘Humanise Your Brand’ questionnaire and start your brand development process.

5 MINUTE FACTSHEET – FIRST IMPRESSIONS

After a while it is difficult to see our business as others would see it for the first time.

Customers are constantly coming to get to know your business for the first time and will either have a positive or negative view of it, or somewhere in between.

Click here to access our five minute factsheet about the customers journey prior to & during a visit to a new business for the first time.