UK Government Consultation on relaxation of licensing hours for the Coronation

The UK Government has launched a quick consultation on its proposal to relax licensing hours for the King’s coronation next year. The proposal will extend opening hours from 11pm to 1am on Friday 5 May, Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May, ending on Monday 8 May 2023, for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and the provision of regulated entertainment in licensed premises in England and Wales.  The consultation closes on 23 January 2023.

PPL PRS Music licensing: Exemptions for Self Caterers

After over a year of negotiations with PPL /PRS. Thanks to PASC UK, the ASSC (Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers), The English Tourism Alliance and UK Hospitality have managed to negotiate some significant changes to the discretionary exemptions. The bar has been raised to exempt any business with three or less properties of any size on a single site.  This will take well over 90% of all self-caterers out of having to pay for this licence.  Previously self-catering had a discretionary exemption only requiring a PRS Licence if the property comprised more than one unit or more than three bedrooms, as long as :1/ The premises is the only holiday accommodation business that the […]

Proposed new licensing scheme to level the playing field and improve the standard of visitor accommodation in Wales

The Welsh Government has today launched a consultation on establishing a statutory licensing scheme for all visitor accommodation providers in Wales. The primary aim is to establish a level playing field for all visitor accommodation businesses operating in the sector. The concern around the lack of a level playing field has been a long-standing area of discussion with concerns certain parts of the sector do not meet or comply with their statutory obligations. The Welsh Government’s Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru commits to a statutory licensing scheme for holiday lets as part of a package of measures to address the negative impact second homes and short-term holiday lets can have […]

“Llwybrau. Wales, by Trails” – Resources and assets now available

In 2023 Visit Wales are inviting visitors and residents of Wales to explore the epic trails of Wales as we show what is on offer – using trails as a springboard into exciting experiences and new opportunities. The year is all about finding forgotten treasures, embracing journeys of the senses making memories along pathways around attractions, activities, landscapes and coastlines. The “Llwybrau. Wales, by Trails” industry guide is now available, along with a logo, logo guidance and high-quality images, for industry partners to download and use for “Llwybrau. Wales, by Trails” marketing: Take a look and download them on Assets: Llwybrau | Visit Wales

Sustainable Tourism Wales

Working in partnership, Business Wales and Visit Wales have now launched Sustainable Tourism Wales. The new business support scheme provides advice and support on how to save money, promote your business using sustainability practices and realise your green ambitions. If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to sustainability or maybe you’ve started making changes but want to take it to the next level, you can download our short, handy resource packs, which include top tips and funding advice. To provide inspiration, we’ve also caught up with five businesses from across Wales. Find out how they’ve made changes within five key areas to improve their sustainability and help towards […]

Go North Wales Tourism December Trade News

North Wales Tourism have and are still working hard on behalf it’s members on issues that are affecting the industry. We are in constant contact with the local MSs and MPs on these issues and are also lobbying side by side and working closely with the Wales Tourism Alliance to drive forward the importance of the industry to the economy of Wales and the effects and implications of these issues on the businesses and industry as a whole. We are also working closely with the local press and media to raise the issues affecting us to make sure the voice of our valuable industry is heard. If you have any […]

Energy Saving Audit for NWT Members

UK Leisure Living are providing North Wales Tourism members with a free audit on energy saving.  The audit will include a site visit talking through some options and providing advice.  This will be at no obligation or cost to you and will take approx. 1 – 1 ½ hours of your time.  It does not include a written report due to costs but they will provide you with verbal advice on things and feasibility.    UK Leisure Living have a lot of experience in the tourism and hospitality sector and are in a great position to help your business.  The survey will be undertaken by Neil who has over 12 years’ experience in energy […]