About Anthony Woodhouse

Anthony is the Head of Digital at North Wales Tourism, he can be contacted at anthony@nwt.co.uk or connect with him on LinkedIn you can also follow him onTwitter @PhotoAnt

St George’s Hotel appoints new General Manager

St George’s Hotel appoints new General Manager

Historic St George’s Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Philip Newmarch as the new General Manager of the Hotel. This senior appointment follows the recent acquisition of Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa in Chester by Anderbury Ltd, an independent group of award-winning properties that also includes Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa in Gloucester. Mr Newmarch has a wealth of experience in working in a number of leading hotels throughout the North West, including Peckforton Castle Hotel, Craxton Wood, Carden Park and more recently the Abode in Chester. Commenting on his appointment, Philip said, “I’m excited to be taking on the role of General Manager at the iconic […]

Go North Wales Tourism Conference 2018

Go North Wales Tourism Conference 2018

You are invited to a pioneering, innovative conference that focuses on cutting-edge developments occurring in the tourism fields. The Adventure and Beyond Go North Wales Tourism Conference will be held at Pontio Innovation Centre, Bangor, December 6th 2018 from 9.30 – 16.00. The Conference will be hosted by North Wales Tourism in partnership with Arloesi Pontio Innovation will bring together market leaders, tourism businesses and the captains of our industry from across the UK. This year’s theme will be “Innovation, Discovery and Wellbeing”. The dramatic, rapid, and concurrent growth of tourism industries creates both tremendous opportunities and challenges. Headline speakers include: Kate Humble is a writer and television presenter specialising […]

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

A commission for 300 of the finest welsh slate coasters to be produced for a nomination exhibition for the UNESCO Slate Landscape Heritage bid at Westminster this week. Inigo Jones are proud to support the nomination, as the slate industry is an iconic feature of North Wales, and it’s products have literally ‘roofed the nineteenth century world’. As an application was made to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in Westminster back in 2010 for the industry to be included on the UK’s list of tentative World Heritage Sites to be submitted to UNESCO. The UK’s tentative list was formally presented to UNESCO in January 2012. The process of […]

Caer Rhun Hall To Open in August

Caer Rhun Hall To Open in August

North Wales Tourism member and North Wales’ newest luxury accommodation, Caer Rhun Hall, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere, opens to the public on 8 August.    The Grade II listed building was acquired two years ago and has undergone an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment, creating 32 bedrooms in exclusive surroundings. The hotel will add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019. Nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley, the hotel is surrounded by magnificent countryside, with uninterrupted views of the mountains of North Wales and bordering Snowdonia National Park. Built close to a protected Roman site, Caer Rhun (pronounced “Care […]

Business Opportunity

Business Opportunity

JAC Travel, a major inbound operator, are looking for B&Bs in North Wales to work with them in offering accommodation to their guests on self-drive tours, due to increasing demand.  Their overseas partners are forecasting interest and growth for Wales in 2019, and so JAC are keen to get extra accommodation in place now. JAC Travel work on a net rate basis.  More details about the company and how they operate are in the attached information. If you are interested in developing your international visitors, then it is an opportunity worth looking at.  This opportunity has come as a direct result of the work LHA has been undertaking in generating […]

Wales tourism week, on site at Bryn Dowsi Gyffin

Wales tourism week, on site at Bryn Dowsi Gyffin

As you may know it has become customary in recent years to celebrate the importance of the Tourism Industry to Wales by designating a particular week as Wales Tourism Week.   Purpose of the week is to highlight the importance of the industry to Wales in income and job generation and in supporting our cultural identity.  Wales Tourism Week is held annually to raise the profile of the tourism industry and to highlight its huge revenue generating value and the opportunities it provides for jobs and careers. To celebrate Wales Tourism Week Janet Finch-Saunders, AM for Aberconwy and Mark Isherwood, AM for North Wales will be visiting Bryn Dowsi Farm Cottages […]

Green light for adventure glamping lodges

Green light for adventure glamping lodges

The Slate Caverns at Llechwedd, Snowdonia, is set to launch a unique, luxury adventure glamping site featuring six safari-style glamping lodges. Planning permission has been granted by Gwynedd Council and construction of all six glamping tents is well underway, with the first these expected to be completed in a matter of weeks.  The glamping lodges will welcome their first guests from June 2018. The five-star accommodation will be located on a hillside above The Slate Caverns adventure hub. Guests will enjoy panoramic views across the Vale of Ffestiniog and Snowdonia mountains by day, with some of the best star gazing in the world by night. The glamping site sits on […]

Great Britain Tourism Survey, January to December 2017

Great Britain Tourism Survey, January to December 2017

Introduction This report provides provisional results from the Great Britain Tourism Survey for the full 2017 year and is an update of the results published in the last quarterly report for the period January to September 2017. In future, we will be publishing the results from Great Britain Tourism Survey alongside the results from other tourism surveys in a new combined quarterly tourism statistics report. This will be a more comprehensive report that combines the latest quarterly statistics from all of the main tourism surveys and aims to provide better context for the results from the individual surveys on the performance of the tourism industry. The first combined report will […]

A Tourism Tax For Wales?

A Tourism Tax For Wales?

The UK tourism industry has one of the world’s highest tax burdens. Most European countries have significantly reduced VAT on their tourism industries to encourage growth, employment and revenue. The imposition of higher taxes has been shown to inhibit growth, employment, revenue and holiday-taking. Tourism outperforms all Welsh Government (WG) priority sectors and is the country’s second largest employer. A proposed tourism tax will damage its economic performance, brand and prospects. It will also increase social exclusion, undermine policies to create a more healthy and active Wales, limit opportunities for economic growth in Welsh-speaking heartlands and disproportionately impact those least able to afford to take a holiday. Click on image […]