About Anthony Woodhouse

Anthony is the Head of Digital at North Wales Tourism, he can be contacted at anthony.woodhouse@gonorthwales.org.uk or connect with him on LinkedIn

Llanrwst welcomes launch of new holiday lodge park ‘Rwst’

Llanrwst welcomes launch of new holiday lodge park ‘Rwst’

Luxurious 22-lodge park opens its doors as North Wales is named UK’s most popular staycation destination NORTH WALES: The picturesque market town of Llanrwst is welcoming the launch of ‘Rwst’, a luxurious new holiday lodge park. The £1.8million development opened its doors to its first guests earlier this week, just as North Wales topped the charts as the UK’s most popular staycation destination. Rwst occupies a prime location on the edge of the historic town, with scenic views across the River Conwy to the Gwydir Forest and Snowdonia mountains beyond. The park, which is a high-end redevelopment of the much-loved Trem Gwydir holiday village, includes twenty-two five-star holiday lodges, with […]

North Wales NHS leaders urge tourists to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff

North Wales NHS leaders urge tourists to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff

As tourists and day trippers descend on North Wales this summer, NHS leaders urge them to access treatment safely and alleviate pressure on medical staff. As part of the Welsh Government’s Help Us, Help You campaign, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board asks visitors to think twice before attending an Emergency Department or calling 999 with non-life-threatening conditions. Please share the below posts on your social media platform using the hashtag #HelpUsHelpYou to support the Help Us, Help You campaign. Post 1 As many people are opting for a ‘staycation’ rather than travelling abroad this summer, we are encouraging visitors to North Wales to think twice before attending our Emergency Departments or calling […]

The Earl is back, and in a new livery

The Earl is back, and in a new livery

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway (W&LLR) welcomed one of its original locomotives back to the line on Monday 26th July, in a lvery it has not worn for more than 70 years. Identical twins? ‘The Earl’ and ‘The Countess’ pose together on 28th July before one goes into service and the other on display. Photo: Tim Abbott/W&LLR Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T ‘The Earl’, built in Manchester in 1902, had been sent to the Vale of Rheidol Railway (VoR) for a major overhaul in 2019, following the expiry of the locomotive’s 10-year ‘boiler ticket’. The most extensive work carried out on the engine for many years included a complete dismantling, and […]

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

One of the most celebrated craft producers in the UK, the Dyfi Distillery in Corris, has secured a prestigious export contract to the USA. The distillery has partnered with Broadbent Selections, one of the finest American wine and spirits importers, and created a Dyfi Gin blend especially for them. Much like the distillery’s iconic Pollination bottling, it is a Dovey Native Botanical Gin, based on a complex formulation of indigenous flowers, leaves, berries and conifers. And like Pollination Gin, it is being celebrated immediately after release, having just been awarded Gold at the 2021 Gin Masters. “This is really the culmination of a conversation which started six years ago,” commented […]

Plas y Brenin and University of Edinburgh announce new partnership to advance Adventure Sports Coaching Theory and Practice

Plas y Brenin National Outdoor Centre and the Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh, announce the launch of a transformative new approach to the education of outdoor professionals. Staff from both institutions have previously collaborated on a range of innovative research projects, and this has culminated in the UK’s first ‘pracademic’ partnership, to design and deliver a unique educational program that incorporates ground-breaking research, NGB qualifications, and exceptional opportunity to access world-class outdoor experience. Ruth Hall, Chief Executive, Plas y Brenin, said “We’ve seen a significant growth in participation, with greater numbers of people getting involved in outdoor activities and adventure sport. The issue […]

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

Friday 3rd July 2020 Go North Wales teamed up with Globals (one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups) Panel of Social and Creative specialists for a session on Power of Social and using Social Media for Marketing.  Areas covered during the session included creating the right content for video and engaging creative. To watch the recording of the session and view the slides and supporting documentation please click on the downloads below: Digital transformation video refered to in the presentation Downloads Presentation slidesDownload Focus on… Advertising – Cheat sheetDownload Focus on… Content – Cheat sheetDownload Contact details for Global Donna Fisk – Business Manager07557 157558Donna.fisk@global.com

Virtual Annual Trade Meeting

Virtual Annual Trade Meeting

Our Virtual Annual Trade Meeting took place on Wednesday 1st July 2020 where we brought together market leaders and tourism businesses from across North Wales.  Our keynote speaker this year was Andrea Knox, Business Law Specialist who provided members with an informative presentation on “Tourism Businesses in Difficulty – What To Do & What Definitely Not To Do!” The following members were elected to the board of NWT for a term of 3 years:  Chris Frost, Manorhaus Ruthin and Llangollen; Michael Bewick, Llechwedd Slate Caverns; Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo; Justin Everley, Adventure Parc Snowdonia and Maria Mclean, Dylans Restaurant was appointed for a term of 1 year, Andrea Knox […]

Collaborating Partners Wanted

Touchless Register Collaboration partners are sought from businesses in the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality industry for development and testing of a new technology solution; Touchless Register. The new technology is designed to deal with the impact of Covid19 pandemic. Subject to approval of the funding by the UK government, participants will receive the full use of the solution, including all hardware, software as well as customised branded app, tailored to their specific operation at no cost to participants. What is Touchless Register (TR): Touchless Register is a solution for reducing close quarter interaction between staff, clients and patrons, visiting various types of tourist attractions and sites. Touchless register is an […]

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2020

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2020

A Virtual Annual Trade ForumWednesday 1st July 2020 at 10am NWTs annual tourism business seminar held virtually with Guest Speaker to be confirmed. There will also be an Open Forum with the Board and Staff of NWT for you to share your concerns. We are in this together. We are also seeking to appoint 5 directors at our AGM to serve on the Board of North Wales Tourism. Below is a link to the nomination form which should be completed and returned to eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk at North Wales Tourism no later than noon on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 To register for this event please email eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk who will forward you the […]