Get Connected | Get Bookings
Our booking search system has been partly funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise with the aim of getting small accommodation businesses on Skye the best deal in terms of cost per secured booking.
What is it?
Though we refer to it as a booking system strictly it is not, it is an availability search platform. It searches a range of external booking sites to return results based on the search dates and filters. Properties found can then be booked. The booking is made on the source booking system (such as freetobook), but IsleofSkye.com is tagged to acknowledge that it was the source of the booking.
- Isleofskye.com gets millions of website visitors per year
- It is proven to generate thousands of pounds worth of bookings
- At 5%, it costs less per booking than all other popular platforms
- You only pay a fee if the booking happens
- The Cancellation and Refund policy is entirely up to you
- You can keep using other popular platforms (AirBnB, Booking.com) and sync the diaries
- No Contract
- No hidden costs
How to Connect
To connect your property you must use a supported booking system. For a direct connection either use FreetoBook as this will get you the best price per booking.
Once your own account is ready to take bookings use the below form to Register and add your Direct Debit details.
Supported Booking Systems
Properties sourced from FreetoBook will get prioritization in the search results as it is our preferred partner.
Support will be added very soon for SuperControl which is a popular booking system for self catering properties.
We can source your property from Expedia if you choose not to use FreetoBook or SuperControl, but you will not get the same prioritization.
We can source your property from Booking.com if we can’t get results from the prioritised sources.
We will be charging 5% on the booking value if you use FreetoBook.
You will be charged by Direct Debit the month after the booking is complete and the guest has stayed at your property. If the booking is cancelled, you will not be charged.
If your property is sourced from Expedia or Booking.com you won’t be charged by us directly, you will pay the standard fee these partners charge which is typically 15%.
IsleofSkye.com started taking online booking in January 2018 using booking software provided by FreetoBook. This proved to be very successful securing thousands of pounds worth of bookings for the included businesses.
Backed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise we have now developed our own booking software to build on the initial success by supporting more booking systems and added more features. Our own software launched in July 2020.