New Tourism Management Course at Bangor University

Bangor University will run their new Tourism Management course for the first time this September. Looking to train students in sustainable tourism, managing tourism destinations and the impact of tourism on host communities the course makes use of live case studies from north Wales and beyond. For more information on the course visit: Cwrs Rheoli Twristiaeth Newydd ym Mhrifysgol Bangor Bydd Prifysgol Bangor yn cynnal eu cwrs Rheoli Twristiaeth newydd am y tro cyntaf ym mis Medi. Mae’r cwrs yn ceisio hyfforddi myfyrwyr mewn twristiaeth gynaliadwy, rheoli cyrchfannau twristiaeth ac yr effaith mae twristiaeth yn ei gael ar gymunedau gan ddefnyddio astudiaethau achos byw o ogledd Cymru a thu […]

Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Board of North Wales Tourism

North Wales Tourism (NWT) has appointed Glenn Evans, Director of Snowdonia Hospitality and Leisure Limited as its new Chairman, succeeding Christopher Frost, Manorhaus Ruthin & Llangollen following a service of 6 years. Already a valued member of the board for a number of years Glenn brings breadth of experience in the industry, especially as one of the largest employers in tourism here in North Wales. Since 1997 Glenn initiated a refurbishment and development plan for the company’s flagship hotel The Royal Oak. By masterplanning the site the Royal Oak stood on, the company doubled its room capacity and added retail areas and a stand alone F&B outlet making it the […]

Welsh Affairs Select Committee report on Wales as a global tourist destination

This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. Throughout the inquiry, the committee have identified several key themes and issues that will need to be rectified if Wales is to take a greater share of the tourism market in the UK. Copy of the full report and link to further information is below: downloadDownload

Alcohol Duty – new rates and reliefs

The way Alcohol Duty is charged will change from 1 August 2023, moving to standardised tax bands for all alcoholic products based on alcohol by volume (ABV), with new duty rates and reliefs, including a Small Producer Relief. For more information, including information on how to register for HMRC email updates, videos and webinars, go to:

Statutory licensing scheme for all visitor accommodation providers in Wales – Update

The findings on the public consultation about how a licensing scheme could work in Wales has been published today by the Welsh Government. The consultation closed on 17 March with more than 1,500 responses with an independent analysis of the responses commissioned in April. To view the findings from the consultation please follow the link below. statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-wales-summary-of-responsesDownload statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-wales-supplementary-summary-of-responsesDownload consultation-document-statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-walesDownload