Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) and Visit Wales Opportunities – An Opportunity and Request for Feedback / Cyfleoedd Cyfnewid Twristiaeth Prydain Fawr (TXGB) a Croeso Cymru – Cyfleon a Chais am Adborth

Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) and Visit Wales Opportunities – An Opportunity and Request for Feedback The Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) platform has already been successfully rolled out across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland through the work of Visit Britain and Visit Wales has now licensed the platform for Wales businesses providing tourism suppliers with a central digital marketplace to contract and connect their content, availability and pricing with a diverse range of distributors in one go and manage this in one place which will be the platform that they use globally. Visit Wales are assessing the current position for Wales businesses in terms of bookability and marketing.  They are […]

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism & Hospitality Fortnight Events

Why not join us in attending one or more of our FREE events taking place during October. The Tourism Innovation Programme of events will provide you with knowledge and insight to take away and apply immediately to your business. These will include presentations from keynote speakers, facilitated discussion forums, workshops, masterclasses and training. Topics include: Best of ConwySustainabilityThe Green AgendaAttracting Talent to your BusinessGetting Customer to help you meet your Sustainability GoalsSustainable Innovation: Designing for People, Planet, AND ProfitHow to Write Great CopyDeveloping Excellent Customer Service SkillsCyber SecurityTourism Xchange Great Britian and Visit Wales Opportunities Programme-2Download Further information and details on how to book This project is funded by […]

Go North Wales Tourism September 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 […]

Consultation on the reform of non-domestic rating in Wales

Welsh Government are consulting on a wide range of improvements to non-domestic rates. Their proposals include the following: more frequent revaluation cyclesImproving the flow of information between government and ratepayersproviding the Welsh Government with more flexibility to amend reliefs and exemptionsa review of reliefs and exemptionsproviding greater scope to vary the multiplierimproving the administration of valuation functionsfurther measures to ensure we can continue tackling avoidance Deadline for responses to the consultation : 14 December 2022

Update – Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for non-domestic energy customers

Government outlines plans to help cut energy bills for businesses Support for households, businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills has been unveiled New Government scheme will see energy prices for non-domestic energy customers such as businesses, charities and public sector organisations cut – protecting them from rising energy costs Government work with suppliers will reduce wholesale energy costs – and the significant rises in bills that businesses have seen This support is in addition to the Energy Price Guarantee for households, with further measures today to strengthen support for families across the United Kingdom, including those in rentals or park homes Through a new Government Energy Bill […]

Discretionary visitor levy for local authorities Consultation

Welsh Government want your views on proposals to provide discretionary powers for local authorities to apply a visitor levy in their areas. This consultation explores issues relating to the design and operation of a visitor levy. Key choices will include: The principle and purpose of a visitor levyWho should pay a visitor levy?Who should charge and collect a visitor levy?How a visitor levy could be applied?What discretionary powers a local authority could have for the operation of a visitor levy?What information may be required to administer a visitor levy?How a visitor levy may be enforced?How revenues from a visitor levy could be used and people made aware of the use of […]

Improve your Digital Platform / Cynllun Gwella Platfform Digidol

Businesses in the hospitality sector and food and drink producers based in Gwynedd have the opportunity to participate in a new scheme by Gwynedd Council to improve their Digital Platform. The project will work with Superfast Business Wales to identify the digital needs of a business, and then offer training and mentoring support to improve the business’ digital skills. The council also wishes to promote collaboration between businesses in the local community in order to encourage the use of local produce, and to promote the rich culture and heritage of the area to attract new customers. For more information e-mail Website: Improving your Digital Platform ( ________________________________________________ Mae cyfle i fusnesau yn […]

Full weekend closures planned for M56 J11-12 and A533 Expressway bridge

As part of National Highways work to replace the A533 Expressway bridge, they will be closing the M56 motorway in a single direction for two full weekends in September and October 2022. These closures will allow them to install new safety barriers in preparation for the new bridge. The A533 Expressway will remain open during these closures. 9pm Friday 23 September – 6am Monday 26 September M56 WESTBOUND ONLY, between junctions 11 and 12 9pm Friday 30 September – 6am Monday 3 October M56 EASTBOUND ONLY, between junctions 12 and 11 Diversion routes will be in place and clearly signed. Towards the end of October, they will be ready to […]

Reducing single-use plastic in Wales

In 2020 the Welsh Government sought views on proposals to ban or restrict nine single-use plastic products that are commonly found littered. With a total of 3,581 responses the overwhelming majority of responses were in favour of banning the suggested single-use plastic products. A summary of responses can be found on Reducing single use plastic in Wales | GOV.WALES. Following this consultation, the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill will be introduced at Senedd Cymru. The draft of the Bill is available and shows the proposed scope and direction of the Bill before its formal introduction in the autumn. Find out more on The Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Bill | […]