PLAN FOR THE FUTURE …… Free Financial Awareness Seminar

Let your Money Work for you!!! Spillane & Co. Wealth Management Ltd has kindly offered to host another Financial Awareness Seminar for North Wales Tourism members. Spillane and Company have a proven track record of presenting financial awareness / pre-retirement / early retirement seminars and workshops to both the public and private sectors. Professional and keynote speakers will present and discuss topics designed to help attendees make key decisions that will define their future years and include: • What your financial future looks like and how to build a secure and comfortable future • How to plan and grow your savings whilst reducing your tax liability • Pension and Commutation […]

Strengthened measures to reduce high coronavirus cases in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford will today say alert level zero protective measures will be strengthened to keep people safe and help reduce high levels of coronavirus in Wales.Unless rates begin to fall over the next three weeks, Ministers will have to consider reintroducing some restrictions at the next review to bring the spread of the virus under control.Wales will remain at alert level zero but some extra measures will be taken to protect people’s health. The guidance around self-isolation is changing. Adults who are fully vaccinated and children and young people aged five to 17 will be asked to self-isolate until they have received a negative PCR test if someone […]

It’s full steam ahead for the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways thanks to a £3.1 million National Lottery grant

It’s full steam ahead for the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways thanks to a £3.1 million National Lottery grant

NORTH WALES’S largest tourist attraction – the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highlands Railways, is celebrating after securing £3.1 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The £3,144,000 investment will boost the railways’ plans to attract more visitors by providing “a high-quality tourism experience”, and work, training and volunteering opportunities for the community of Porthmadog. It will also fund the restoration and conservation of buildings including the Boston Lodge Works which is in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘oldest railway workshop in continuous operation’. And supporters will be providing an additional £900,000 of matched funding for the three-and-a-half-year project which, once it is complete,  should help attract up to 250,000 […]

Wales Tourism Business Barometer

The Wales Tourism Business Barometer provides a ‘snapshot’ of industry performance after important points in the tourism calendar. Findings for the summer period 2021 are now available which show: About half (48%) of operators have had more customers compared to a normal (pre-COVID) summer, about a third (31%) have had the same, and 21% have had fewer. All four regions of Wales have been busier than normal (pre-COVID) this summer, but South West Wales particularly so. 56% of businesses in this region have had more customers this summer compared to normal. Nearly all (97%) businesses are choosing to maintain some safety measures voluntarily that they are no longer required to maintain by law. There are many types […]

Return to Quality Grading Assessments

After a suspension in grading visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Visit Wales Quality Assurance team will be resuming their duties over the coming weeks. Much thought has been given to how they can return to assessing properties as safely as possible not only for the Quality Grading team but also for the tourism business. The Quality Advisors will have a considerable backlog of telephone calls to make, and because of this, it is felt that the best way to move forward and re start the grading process is, on an initial ‘trial basis’, to contact those businesses who have applied for quality grading for the very first time. […]

New plan to keep Wales open and safe during “challenging” winter ahead

The latest version of the Coronavirus Control Plan sets out two planning scenarios for the pandemic over the winter – in the first, called Covid Stable, Wales remains at alert level zero through the autumn and winter, with all businesses able to open. This is thought to be the most likely scenario for the future, as we become used to living with coronavirus and we gradually move out of the pandemic to a position where the virus becomes a seasonal illness. Under this scenario, if case rates fall, measures could be relaxed further in response, and if they rise, some existing measures could be strengthened to protect people’s health. The […]

NHS Covid Pass

From Monday 11 October People will be required to show the NHS COVID pass to demonstrate they are either fully vaccinated or have had a recent negative lateral flow test, to enter the following venues and events: nightclubsindoor non-seated events of more than 500 people, where people are mixing closely for prolonged periodsoutdoor non-seated events of over 4,000, where people will be mixing closely for prolonged periodsany event, of any nature, which has more than 10,000 people in attendance The NHS COVID pass allows people to prove they have either been fully vaccinated or to provide evidence of a negative lateral flow test. The system is working and you are […]

Wales : A Food Destination Workshops

Autumn zoom masterclasses: 1. The Best Customer Experience Date: 12 October  Time: 11amEnsure you and your new staff are ahead of the game by ensuring you join us for some top tips on how to offer the best customer experience possible Book your place here 2. Christmas Afternoon Tea Date: 14 October  Time: 11amWant your Afternoon Tea menu to be wrapped up and ready for Christmas? Our team of elves can help with that…! Book your place here 3. Welsh Christmas Drinks Ideas Date: 18 October  Time: 11amMake sure you’re sourcing a selection of local drinks to satisfy consumer demand by joining this masterclass which will also cover Cocktails and Mocktails recipes. […]