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Setting you up for greatness

Maybe you’re refurbishing your business, looking to achieve a specific grading or are completely new to the world of tourism altogether? If so, an advisory visit by one of our Quality & Tourism Advisors (QTAs) can be invaluable.

Why book an advisory visit?

These visits offer the chance for you to get a clear picture of current benchmarks within the industry, feedback on your current standards and cover off any areas of business you need help with. Everything is tailored to allow you to maximise the potential of your business and make a positive impact on your customers.

Our QTAs boast an extensive knowledge and experience that they’re more than happy to share with you. Not only that, but they can suggest useful contacts within our organisation and any other relevant sources of help and advice.

Due to current restrictions all QA related visits are suspended.

In response to the recently announced programme of Scottish Government Covid-19 funds to be administered by VisitScotland, we are shifting our focus for the next weeks to prioritising the delivery of this support for industry. As a result, the Quality and Tourism Advisor team is currently redeployed to supporting this process.  While our regular live visit programme will not proceed this year, and once funding priorities are completed, our QA team will continue to provide advice and guidance to businesses online and over the phone.  

Indicative fees for Advisory Visits, based on 2020 fees, are included below for information.

Advisory visit indicative fees

Business Type Size Price
Serviced accommodation 1-3 rooms £107.40 + VAT
Serviced accommodation  4-10 rooms £195.25 + VAT
Serviced accommodation  11+ rooms £261.75 + VAT
Self-catering 1-2 units  £107.50 + VAT
Self-catering 3+ units £195.25 + VAT
Caravan and camping 1-100 licensed pitches £118.05 + VAT
Caravan and camping 101-250 licensed pitches  £201.15 + VAT
Caravan and camping 251+ licensed pitches £267.60 + VAT
Hostel accommodation  1-29 bedspaces £81.95 + VAT
Hostel accommodation 30+ bedspaces £126.10 + VAT
Visitor attraction - £151.10 + VAT
Exclusive use venues - £261.75 + VAT

For more information on advisory visits, please email