Temporarily relaxing planning control for specified development through amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

To support the reopening of businesses and their efforts to create safe environments for the public to feel confident to return to the high street, hospitality and tourism sectors, the Welsh Government are temporarily relaxing planning control for specified development through amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (the “GPDO”). https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-new-temporary-permitted-development-rights-support-economic-recovery-html

Global Travel Taskforce Report

The UK Government has published the full Global Travel Taskforce Report which sets out the framework for reopening global travel and tourism – both outbound and inbound from May. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/977446/Report-of-the-Global-Travel-Taskforce-accessible.pdf Report-of-the-Global-Travel-Taskforce-accessibleDownload

Recordings from our Re-igniting the North Wales Visitor Economy series of events

Recordings from our Re-igniting the North Wales Visitor Economy series of events to help tourism and hospitality businesses with their post Covid recovery by looking at various aspects of everyday business activity is now available to view on our website.  Links below: Engaging with your customers to build a firm foundation for the year ahead – https://northwalestourism.com/trade-updates/engaging-with-your-customer-to-build-a-firm-foundation-for-the-year-aheadRevenue Management – https://northwalestourism.com/trade-updates/revenue-management/Marketing and Digital Media – https://northwalestourism.com/trade-updates/marketing-and-digital-media/

Marketing and Digital Media

Paul Levy from Livetech and Donna Fisk and Anthony Riley from Global recently hosted a webinar on Marketing and Digital Media as part of its third session of Re-igniting the North Wales Visitor Economy series of events. During the session areas covered included the various marketing and digital platforms available for your business and where you should be putting your time and energy in to marketing to get the best return on your time and financial outlay in 2021.  You can now view the recording of the webinar here Donna-Fisk_North-Wales-Tourism-one-pagerDownload Contact Details for the speakers: Donna Fisk – Account Manager @ Globaldonna.fisk@global.com +44 (0) 7557 157 558 Paul Levy – […]

Net Zero 2021 – North Wales & Mersey Dee

Business Conference – Free & Online May 20th Inspiration, information & advice for businesses on their journey to Net Zero. Themes include Tourism & Hospitality, Energy & Transport, Manufacturing, Food & Retail, Buildings & Construction. MC’d by Broadcaster and Journalist Jamie Owen event includes free “Business Support & Finance for Net Zero” guide for attendees. Click here to register today. Sero Net 2021 – Gogledd Cymru, Mersi a’r Ddyfrdwy Cynhadledd Fusnes am Ddim ac Ar-lein – Mai 20fed Ysbrydoliaeth, gwybodaeth a chyngor i fusnesau ar eu taith i Sero-net. Rhoddir sylw i Ynni a Thrafnidiaeth, Twristiaeth a Lletygarwch, Gweithgynhyrchu, Bwyd a Manwerthu, Adeiladau ac Adeiladu. Cyflwynir y digwyddiad gan y […]

Workshops for the retail and hospitality sector – preparing to open up

The “Wales. A Food Destination” team organise events throughout the year aimed at helping retail and hospitality businesses upskill across a range of different areas. Following on from the success of the March masterclass workshops further courses are being offered throughout April to highlight the benefits of sourcing, serving and selling Welsh food and drink in a post-Covid world. For further information please follow the link below: https://www.foodskills.cymru/wales-a-food-destination/wafd-events/workshops-and-masterclasses-april 210401-WFD-Workshop_ENG_MasterclassDownload 210401-WFD-Workshop_WEL_MasterclassDownload

UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme

DCMS has launched their new UK Gigabit Voucher scheme. It provides grants of up to £1500 per household or £3500 per business in hard to reach rural areas To qualify for a business voucher you will be asked to self-certify that you are a Small or Medium size Enterprise (SME) – Up to 249 employees and annual turnover no greater than £36 million; and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding £18 million.

COVID-19 restriction relaxations in Wales brought forward

The Welsh Government will be accelerating elements of its programme to relax COVID-19 restrictions as cases of new infections continue to fall across Wales. From Monday 3 May, a week earlier than previously signalled, gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities will be able to reopen for individual or one-to-one training. Extended households will also be allowed again, enabling two households to meet and have contact indoors. From Monday 12 April, the following relaxations will go ahead: The full return of children to schools for face-to-face education, all post-16 learners will return to further education and training centres, and university campus’ will be able to open for blended face-to-face/online learning for […]

Pen-y-Pass Parking

From April 8th the Snowdonia National Park Authority will be using a pre-book system for parking at Pen y Pass. Please remember that space are limited and therefore tickets are likely to sell out very quickly. Only ticket holders will be able to gain access to the car park after this date. *Travelling in and out of Wales for leisure purposes is still not possible. This restriction is in place until April 12 (subject to the public health situation). https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/caernarfon/s/llanberis-caernarfon-ll55-4nu/