First Minister Update 30th November:

From 6pm on Friday, new national measures will provide restrictions for hospitality businesses:- Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes will have to close at 6pm, and will not be allowed to serve alcohol. After 6pm, takeaways only will be allowed.Indoor entertainment will have to close.Indoor attractions such as museums will also have to close, but outdoor visitor attractions can remain open.The rest of the measures will remain the same, no changes to extended households e.t.c.They will look again at travel, and make a further announcement later this week, following England lockdown completing.These measures will be in place until 17th December and then reviewed every three weeks. Support Package £180m of new […]

First Minister update 27th November

All indoor entertainment to close – cinemas, bowling – date to be confirmedNew Hospitality restrictions to come into force from next Friday – will be speaking to sector over weekend and restrictions will announced on Monday – a new financial package will be launched to support sector.All non essential retail, hairdressers, leisure centres and gyms to remain openNo suggestion that schools will close early before Christmas. The new restrictions will be apply to all of Wales rather than local lockdown /tiered approach.

BBC Wales Investigates, The Price of Lockdown

Below is a link to a programme which will be on BBC Wales next Monday evening 30th November featuring NWT Board Member Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo. The programme highlights the plight of the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Wales, the North in particular as a result of the Covid pandemic and Frankie was one of the businesses which the programme followed which will hopefully demonstrate the constant utter frustration about the complete lack of guidance and support and the inability to plan throughout, and being dealt the blow of going from the position of being on the brink of large expansion to fighting for survival.

VisitBritain priorities for 2021-2022

Following the Chancellor’s statement yesterday, VisitBritain have received confirmation that they will have a rollover budget for next year plus an additional pot to focus on agreed priorities. This means that there will be a core budget of £19.9 million for VisitBritain and a further budget allocation as they work to support tourism’s recovery. The Government has also confirmed its commitment to continuing the GREAT campaign to build brand Britain, with a budget of £60 million. VB are currently putting in a bid for 2021/22 and are hopeful that they will secure a similar pot to this year for tourism promotion. This has been a tough spending round across Government […]

Help improve the walking and cycling routes in your local area

Welsh Government is pushing forward in its ambition to make active travel a realistic alternative by making it easier for people to tell their local councils where existing routes need to be improved and new routes built. An interactive map to gather opinions from communities about local walking and cycling paths is being launched today in several areas across Wales. Hosted by Commonplace, the website invites people to let their local councils know where they’d like to see improvements to walking and cycling paths.

Four UK nations agree new rules for the festive period

Up to three households can form an exclusive ‘bubble’ to meet at home during this period. When a bubble is formed it is fixed, and must not be changed or extended further at any point.Each Christmas bubble can meet at home, at a place of worship or an outdoor public place, but existing, more restrictive rules on hospitality and meeting in other venues will be maintained throughout this period. Further guidance will be provided in due course.

Next Tourism Generation

PLANED and the Tourism Society Cymru have teamed up with the Next Tourism Generation (NTG) Next Tourism Generation project based at Cardiff Metropolitan University inviting young people and students from across Wales to pitch their best ideas for the future of tourism in Wales. The competition is inviting students enrolled on further and higher education courses that have a component relating to tourism and travel, hospitality, events, heritage, and food and beverage to pitch innovative ideas for the sector to leading industry representatives. The competition is launched this week. For full details please visit: English-A4-poster-11.20Download Welsh-A4-poster-11.20Download

How to Adapt Now Webinar – Wednesday 25th November at 12 noon

A webinar on how independent accommodation providers can adjust their offering to be ready to satisfy the new demands of guests in 2021. Eviivo will be joined by Alistair Handyside of the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK, Stuart Mills, founder of, plus experienced property owners, and David Weston of the B&B Association for the latest updates on Government support for the sector. More information can be found on