Campaign partnership work wins top tourism award for Destination Orkney

Destination Orkney has secured a major tourism award for its partnership work on an innovative marketing campaign aimed at attracting visitors to the islands for short weekend breaks. The organisation, which represents around 500 tourism businesses in Orkney, won the Working…

Orkney businesses make finals of tourism awards

THREE Orkney businesses have been shortlisted as finalists in this year’s Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards (HITA), it was announced today (Friday, 29 September). The Ferry Inn, Scapa Scuba, and The Orkney Brewery and Visitor Centre are amongst 55 contenders…

Orkney showcased at major tourism trade event

Orkney Tourism Group is set to fly the flag for the islands at a major international travel trade event, which takes place in Edinburgh next week. The VisitScotland Expo 2016 gives Scottish tourism businesses the chance to promote their products…

Orkney’s wildlife in focus for Scottish Tourism Week event

  The key role Orkney’s wildlife and environment plays in attracting visitors to the islands will be the focus of a special Scottish Tourism Week event being held in the county on Friday (11 March). Members of Orkney Tourism Group…

Orkney tourism businesses gather for annual conference

Orkney’s annual tourism conference takes place in Kirkwall’s Pickaquoy Centre this week, with over 400 local businesses invited to attend the flagship event. The focus of this year’s conference - organised by Orkney Tourism Group (OTG) – will be on…

Electric car hire first for green Orkney self catering business

A green Orkney self-catering business is thought to be the first in the country to offer electric car hire to its guests. The Sankey family, who also operate tour firm Orcadian Wildlife, plan to rent the Renault Zoe to tourists…

Drive underway to make Orkney a WorldHost destination

Tourism leaders in Orkney are urging local businesses to sign up to a top customer service training scheme in a bid to secure special WorldHost status for the islands. The WorldHost programme is regarded as the gold standard for training…