Visit Inverness Loch Ness Membership

Whilst being a member of Visit Inverness Loch Ness offers your business lots of great benefits, the VILN Tourism Bid is about much more than delivering only direct benefits. It’s about building Inverness and Loch Ness to be a more sustainable tourism destination. One that can compete on an equal footing with other similar sized destinations elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

This will attract more visitors to the area, who will stay longer, spend more and thus generate additional business for everyone whether they be a restaurant, guest house, hotel or visitor attraction. Visitors don’t come to a destination for its accommodation, they come for what the area has to offer!

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Creating Scottish Tourism Partnerships

VisitInvernessLochNess is also committed to working collaboratively with partners such as VisitScotland and VisitBritain to maximise the marketing and promoting of the area to key national and international markets, particularly during the quieter shoulder and winter months. As a tourism bid organisation, we also work closely with key partners such as Highland Council, HIE and VisitScotland to attract more conferences and business tourism to the area. Our work is focused upon delivering upon the following key areas:

Promoting and supporting existing and new sustainable events and festivals.

Working with the public agencies to improve the tourism infrastructure in the area.

Providing opportunities for member businesses to improve and grow their business.

Acting as a strong voice for the local industry on issues that directly affect all members.

20 Great Reasons To Be A VILN Member

Membership of VisitInvernessLochNess entitles your business to the following direct benefits:

  1. Listings on and direct link through to your website.
  2. To share and promote your events and successes on the VILN visitor Facebook page – currently 32,000 followers
  3. To share your images on the VILN Instagram page, currently 3,600 followers
  4. To share information of interest to all VILN members on our trade Facebook page
  5. Be kept up to date with VILN member news, stats and opportunities through monthly e-bulletins and through our social media
  6. Use of a bank of images and videos taken by professional photographers for Inverness and Loch Ness including images taken by VisitBritain and the new Loch Ness 360° videos
  7. The opportunity to undertake the World Host training programme
  8. The opportunity to raise your level of digital skills and ability by participating in the Digital Tourism Scotland workshops
  9. An invitation to three free VILN networking events per year
  10. Supply of free “See & Do” tear-off maps of the Inverness and Loch Ness area
  11. Free listing on the “See & Do” maps for restaurants, tearooms/cafes, visitor attractions, cruise boats and outdoor activity providers
  12. The opportunity to be a sponsor of the “See & Do” maps
  13. The use of VILN branding and straplines within brand guidelines
  14. The option to feature in the conferences section of the website and the Business Tourism directory
  15. The opportunity to attend VisitScotland Expo as part of the VILN stand
  16. The opportunity to host buyers as and when they visit the area
  17. The opportunity for local tourism groups and associations to work collaboratively with VILN
  18. The opportunity to make savings on utility costs through Eyebright Utilities
  19. The opportunity to participate in Destination familiarisation tours of the Inverness & Loch Ness area for yourself or your staff
  20. 20% off Digital Agency Services, via our digital agency POSH Communication


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Need Help? Have an offer to share? Or news to add to our website? Get in touch with the VILN team. We are on hand Monday to Friday to support your business needs.

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We are always looking for new information and offers from our members to share on social. Contact us with a link to a Facebook event you’re hosting or special offer here.

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If you have a special offer we can share on our website, please send the offer details, whats included, marketing text, booking dates & link with a high-res image to our team.

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