Building Passenger Trust in Public Transport Post-COVID Online Survey

With the opening up of business and the tourism sector across North Wales on the horizon, the community engagement team at Transport for Wales would like to capture your thoughts and ideas on’ Building Passenger Trust in Public Transport Post-COVID’ through a short online survey. The survey will help Transport for Wales to understand your feelings about public transport and also to find out ways public transport may help your organisation going forward. Please follow this link –  to provide your input There are four sections covering fear, fares and flexibility – business and tourism The poll will be live until 17:00 on Wednesday 31st March For those who would like to give further input, Transport for […]

Addo – a pledge to keep Wales safe while staying local

As the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions ask people in Wales to stay local, Visit Wales will be relaunching its Addo campaign, asking the people of Wales to make a promise as they start exploring their local communities once again to care for each other, for our land and for our communities. Assets are available on our asset library for you to download and use within your own social channels and marketing to support the Addo campaign. The campaign creatives will also be available to view shortly – providing a flavour of the style, tone and messaging. Please check back regularly as more assets will be added over the next few weeks.  […]

Re-opening of self-contained holiday accommodation

Options for reopening and a final decision will be made at the next review of the regulations on 25 March. Bookings can be made for stays from 27 March, but this is at people’s own risk and they should check with the accommodation provider before they book. This includes: Hotels and other serviced accommodation (e.g. B&Bs, hostels, etc.) that do provide en-suite rooms and can provide room service meals.Other accommodation that is entirely self-contained (e.g. self-catering cottages, apartments, etc.)Glamping or any other accommodation with ensuite shower/bath, WC and kitchen facilitiesHoliday caravans, Touring caravans (including seasonal),  motorhomes and campervans where they have their own on-board shower, WC and kitchen facilities Caravan & Touring […]

Restrictions Business Fund – Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) Linked Grants

Following the First Minister’s announcement on 12 March, two new Non Domestic Rate linked grants are being introduced: The additional support will help businesses in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and non-essential retail sectors that pay non-domestic rates and will operate as a top up to the Restrictions Business Fund.This will see an eligible business with a rateable value of £12,000 or less receive an extra £4,000 grant payment.Firms with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £500,000 will receive £5,000.The funding, which will help businesses with their costs up to 31 March 2021, will be available to firms regardless of the number of employees and ensures micro businesses benefit from […]

WG Briefing – 12 March 21

The “stay at home” rule is replaced by “stay local” guidance from tomorrow. The new stay local rule will mean people can leave their homes and travel within their local area – usually within 5 miles. Local outdoor sports facilities will also be opened. The 5-mile rule of thumb will be set out in guidance – people living in some parts of Wales, especially rural areas, may need to travel further than 5 miles to access shops and other public services. From Saturday 13 March: No more than 4 people from 2 households will be able to meet in their local area outdoors, including in gardens. Children under 11 and […]

Covid-19 and Non-Domestic Rates Relief for Businesses in 2021-22

All retail, leisure and hospitality businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £500,000 will receive 100% non-domestic rates relief for the duration of 2021-22. This enhanced retail, leisure and hospitality relief scheme, in combination with WG existing Small Business Rates Relief scheme, will ensure that over 70,000 businesses in Wales will pay no rates at all in 2021-22. Businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable value of over £500,000 will also received 100% rates relief for 2021‑22, recognising the acute impact the pandemic has had on these sectors. The scheme will operate in the same manner as it did in 2020-21, with local authorities […]

Re-igniting the North Wales visitor economy

Go North Wales have developed a series of events to help tourism and hospitality businesses with their post Covid recovery by looking at various aspects of everyday business activity. Session 1 : Engaging with your customers to build a firm foundation for the year aheadA one-hour webinar from hospitality specialist Melanie cash, introducing you to ways you can consider the customer journey in your business, how to focus on key areas to develop this further, introduce new processes and approaches to help you enhance customer engagement and be more successful in the year ahead.Thursday 18th March 2021 at 10amTo Book click here  Session 2 : Revenue Management Solutions to help the Tourism Hospitality and […]