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

New Tourism Ambassador Scheme Launches in Denbighshire

New Tourism Ambassador Scheme Launches in Denbighshire

A brand new Tourism Ambassador Scheme has recently launched in Denbighshire. This free scheme is designed to improve the visitor experience for people who work in tourism, work with visitors, live or study in the area. A series of interactive online training modules with quizzes have been produced on various themes such as Denbighshire towns & city, walking, cycling, history, and welsh language & culture. Each module takes 30-60 minutes to complete with text to read, images and films to watch as people learn in different ways. There are 3 levels of awards – bronze, silver and gold, depending on the amount of modules completed. Each person will receive a […]

Over 3000 locals get an adrenaline rush in March.

Over 3000 locals get an adrenaline rush in March.

Zip World offered local residents 50% off last month as a thank you for supporting its journey to become one of the UK’s leading adventure attractions. Over 3000 local people from the LL postcode took advantage of its ‘Locals Loyalty’ initiative that ran throughout March. All enjoying unique half price adventure activities in the beautiful Welsh countryside. They hope to replicate this offer in the future, to ensure they stay connected to local residents in a meaningful way. Zip World says ‘thank you’ with 50% off for local residents Zip World offered local residents 50% off last month as a thank you for supporting its journey to become one of the UK’s leading adventure attractions. Over 3000 local people from the LL postcode took advantage of its ‘Locals Loyalty’ initiative that ran throughout […]

People of Portmeirion to star in new TV series

People of Portmeirion to star in new TV series

The magical Italianate village of Portmeirion is to be the star of a new tv series on ITV Cymru Wales. The Village meets some of the men and women who help to run what is one of Wales’ premier visitor attractions. From the chef and the gardener to the painter and decorator each of them tells what it takes to keep such a landmark destination in tiptop condition. Cameras have been given unique access to show a year in the life of the iconic community near Porthmadog in Gwynedd. They capture the beauty of four glorious seasons and the life cycle of the men and women who are the guardians […]

Darwin Escapes reveals the new look Talacre Beach Resort after £1 million investment

Darwin Escapes reveals the new look Talacre Beach Resort after £1 million investment

Leading holiday park operator Darwin Escapes has unveiled the results of its transformation of Talacre Beach Resort. The company has just spent £1million upgrading the resort’s clubhouse and accommodation facilities. The investment has seen the introduction of a number of new caravans, a new entrance to the pool area and an extension to the clubhouse with a beach hut theme. There is also a new children’s play area, a modernised reception, a new menu in the restaurant and a silver Airstream offering light bites. Every year, over 25,000 guests stay at the 5-star family friendly holiday resort set on the beautiful North Wales coast. The site comprises a mix of […]

Record-Breaking Day for Portmeirion

Record-Breaking Day for Portmeirion

Portmeirion offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day and had a record-breaking number of visitors in response. This was the first time that Portmeirion has offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day, a gesture which was well-received by visitors. The day outperformed expectations seeing the biggest number of day visitors for any single day in the company’s history. Visitors to the popular tourist attraction enjoyed complimentary guided tours of the village and an audio-visual show featuring Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis explaining how and why the village was built. The new exhibition, ‘Dome of Discovery’ was open to visitors and Portmeirion’s Collections Manager, Rachel Hunt was on-hand […]

Darwin Escapes invests over £1 million in North Wales family resort

Darwin Escapes invests over £1 million in North Wales family resort

A leading holiday park operator has unveiled plans to invest over £1 million in its Talacre Beach Resort. Darwin Escapes, which itself is headquartered at Talacre, plans to upgrade the resort’s clubhouse and accommodation facilities. The investment will see the introduction of a number of new caravans, refreshed interiors, a new entrance to the pool area and an extension to the clubhouse with a beach hut theme. There will also be a new children’s play area, a modernised reception, a new menu in the restaurant and a silver Airstream offering light bites. Last year more than 25,000 guests stayed at the 5-star family friendly holiday resort which comprises a mix […]

Keep Wales Tidy Event

Keep Wales Tidy Event

Keep Wales Tidy is offering you the opportunity to expand your horizons and reach an international audience looking for a quality Blue Flag destination in Wales. 13 March – 11.00 – 14.00 Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno, LL31 9XX  Registration required https://www.keepwalestidy.cymru/forms/blue-skies Gain access and guidance to an online resource that will let you make the most of the Blue Flag beaches and marinas near you. This event is for those small and large businesses, community councils, tourism departments and others interested in harnessing the potential of the world-renowned Blue Flag Award. You will also have the chance to learn more about the Blue Flag sister programme Green Key […]

Go North Wales disruption

Go North Wales disruption

Go North Wales service disruption last week and over the weekend. Following on from the recent downtime of our main website gonorthwales.co.uk please see below explanation as to what caused the issue from the Managing Director of New Mind | tellUs Richard Veal our website provider. Following the recent service disruption, I am pleased to be able to write to you to say that a complete data restore took place over the weekend and all websites, software applications and web services are fully operational again. I am however conscious that you will need to offer an explanation to the tourism providers who feature on the websites and will also have […]

Anglesey Boat show 2019

Anglesey Boat show 2019

Boat show will help transform Anglesey into the events capital of North Wales A major maritime-themed show will spearhead ambitious plans to transform Anglesey into the events capital of North Wales. Tourism chiefs have hailed news that the All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show is coming to the Anglesey Showground as an economic boost for the island. The event from Thursday, May 30, to Saturday, June 1, is expected to attract boat lovers from across the UK. It’s grown out of the All-Wales Boat Show that’s previously been staged in Conwy and Pwllheli. According to organiser Davina Carey-Evans, managing director of Beaumaris-based Sbarc Event Management, the showground is a great venue […]

Spam enquiries

Spam enquiries

reCAPTCHA added to Go North Wales We have received a number of emails from members about our Go North Wales websites “email the provider form” being misused to send bogus enquiry. As a measure to reduce this we have this morning installed reCAPTCHA which is a system designed to establish that a visitor to Go North Wales is human and not a robot. We have also created a page on how to spot, and avoid falling for scams and will post new bogus emails that we receive from our members on this page. Example of the reCAPTCHA system on Go North Wales contact provider form. Example of the reCAPTCHA system […]