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 […]

Go North Wales Tourism August Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us, by email (contacts below), social media channels, online chat on the Trade website or phone. Please email jim.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk; eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or deborah.nettleton@gonorthwales.org.uk with any issues etc you may have.Please  also make sure that you are kept up to date with all the information as they happen by visiting our  Trade site www.northwalestourism.com and following us on our NWTBiz social media platforms (facebook and […]

Changes to self-isolation for fully-vaccinated adults

All adults who have been fully-vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone with coronavirus from 7 August. Children and young people under 18 will also be exempt from the need to self-isolate if they are also identified as close contacts of a positive case.   But everyone who tests positive for coronavirus or has symptoms must continue to isolate for 10 days, whether they have been vaccinated or not.   https://gov.wales/changes-self-isolation-fully-vaccinated-adults 

A new World Heritage Site for Wales

The slate landscape of north-west Wales has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it the fourth World Heritage Site in Wales. The new World Heritage Site is a serial property in six parts including spectacular quarry landscapes such as Penrhyn, Dinorwig, the Nantlle Valley and Ffestiniog. It also includes the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, Penrhyn Castle and the famous Ffestiniog and Talyllyn Railways, built to transport the slate from quarry to markets around the world and both later transformed through the dedication of volunteers into heritage railways. Full details of the new World Heritage Site can be viewed on its dedicated website: Wales Slate: World Heritage […]

COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ERF WITH A TURNOVER OF LESS THAN £85K OPENS AT 12 NOON TODAYTHE SCHEME WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON MONDAY 9TH AUGUST. The Welsh Government has announced further emergency support until 31 August 2021 for businesses that remain closed or severely impacted by restrictions shown via a greater than 60% impact on turnover compared to the corresponding timeline in 2019 or equivalent. The grants will help meet operating costs (excluding staff wages) for the period 1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021. The ERF will support businesses that are either: Forced to remain closed or unable to trade by on-going restrictions between 1st July 2021 and 31st […]

Coronavirus impact on hospitality

ONS has published research on the impact of coronavirus on the hospitality sector from January 2020 to the end of May 2021. Some of the key findings from the study are: The sector has been one of the hardest hit with spending still 30% downThere is significant variation within the sector (bars and clubs have been significantly impacted while campsites have fared relatively well)The number of employees remains 11% below Feb 2020 levels590,000 employees remained on furloughed at the end of May 2021Only 14% of pubs and bars and only 15% of licensed restaurants reported that they had “high” confidence that they would survive the next three months. This compares […]

A new ticketing system is set to be launched to make bus travel easier in North Wales

From Saturday (July 17) one ticket will be valid on buses all across the region. Once passengers have bought their “1bws” ticket from the driver on their first journey of the day, the ticket will then be valid for travel on buses throughout the area. An adult ticket will cost £5.70, a child (or young person with a My Travel Pass) will pay £3.70 and holders of English and Scottish concessionary bus passes will also pay £3.70. A family ticket is available for just £12. One ticket, for all day, valid on North Wales busses in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham—and on buses from North Wales to […]