Enforcement of the new 20mph default speed limit

On Sunday, September 17 Wales will become the first UK nation to introduce a new default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads. To prepare motorists for this significant change, the Welsh Government and the police are working with the fire service, Go Safe (Wales’ Road Casualty Reduction Partnership), local authorities and other community groups to educate motorists. 

Cycling UK’s new route Traws Eryri – official launch event  23rd August, Conwy

Cycling UK, in partnership with Natural Resources Wales, have developed an expertly curated off-road cycle route from Machynlleth to Conwy. The brand new route, Traws Eryri, weaves through the National Park’s most iconic landscapes, as well as its quieter corners. The route promises to create a groundswell among the cycling and outdoor communities across the UK, and will inspire cyclists from nearby areas and further afield to enjoy the region sustainably. The official launch event takes place in Conwy on 23 August. As the route presents significant opportunities for local businesses, particularly those located on or near the route, Cycling UK are eager to include them in the launch.  So […]

2023 Go North Wales Tourism Awards

Nominations and tickets for the 2023 Go North Wales Tourism Awards, sponsored by Harlech FoodService have now opened and the website is now live – https://gonorthwalestourismawards.website/ . The seventh Go North Wales Tourism Awards will be held on Thursday 23 November at Venue Cymru, Llandudno to celebrate and recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by our businesses and individuals working in the tourism hospitality sector of North Wales. If you are involved in our region’s tourism industry then these awards are for you! Why not complete the online form and submit? There are 18 categories and nominations are now open! You can nominate your own tourism business, or the best tourism […]

New Tourism Management Course at Bangor University

Bangor University will run their new Tourism Management course for the first time this September. Looking to train students in sustainable tourism, managing tourism destinations and the impact of tourism on host communities the course makes use of live case studies from north Wales and beyond. For more information on the course visit: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/n832-tourism-management-bsc-hons Cwrs Rheoli Twristiaeth Newydd ym Mhrifysgol Bangor Bydd Prifysgol Bangor yn cynnal eu cwrs Rheoli Twristiaeth newydd am y tro cyntaf ym mis Medi. Mae’r cwrs yn ceisio hyfforddi myfyrwyr mewn twristiaeth gynaliadwy, rheoli cyrchfannau twristiaeth ac yr effaith mae twristiaeth yn ei gael ar gymunedau gan ddefnyddio astudiaethau achos byw o ogledd Cymru a thu […]

Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Board of North Wales Tourism

North Wales Tourism (NWT) has appointed Glenn Evans, Director of Snowdonia Hospitality and Leisure Limited as its new Chairman, succeeding Christopher Frost, Manorhaus Ruthin & Llangollen following a service of 6 years. Already a valued member of the board for a number of years Glenn brings breadth of experience in the industry, especially as one of the largest employers in tourism here in North Wales. Since 1997 Glenn initiated a refurbishment and development plan for the company’s flagship hotel The Royal Oak. By masterplanning the site the Royal Oak stood on, the company doubled its room capacity and added retail areas and a stand alone F&B outlet making it the […]

Welsh Affairs Select Committee report on Wales as a global tourist destination

This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. Throughout the inquiry, the committee have identified several key themes and issues that will need to be rectified if Wales is to take a greater share of the tourism market in the UK. Copy of the full report and link to further information is below: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5803/cmselect/cmwelaf/220/report.html downloadDownload

Alcohol Duty – new rates and reliefs

The way Alcohol Duty is charged will change from 1 August 2023, moving to standardised tax bands for all alcoholic products based on alcohol by volume (ABV), with new duty rates and reliefs, including a Small Producer Relief. For more information, including information on how to register for HMRC email updates, videos and webinars, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/alcohol-duty

Statutory licensing scheme for all visitor accommodation providers in Wales – Update

The findings on the public consultation about how a licensing scheme could work in Wales has been published today by the Welsh Government. The consultation closed on 17 March with more than 1,500 responses with an independent analysis of the responses commissioned in April. To view the findings from the consultation please follow the link below. https://www.gov.wales/statutory-licensing-scheme-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-wales statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-wales-summary-of-responsesDownload statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-wales-supplementary-summary-of-responsesDownload consultation-document-statutory-licensing-scheme-for-all-visitor-accommodation-providers-in-walesDownload

National Lottery Days Out / Dyddiau Allan y Loteri Genedlaethol

The National Lottery Days Out Campaign is back for summer 2023 Visit Wales is working closely with VisitBritain, who are delighted to announce a new National Lottery Days Out campaign 2023, launching this Summer.  The new campaign that launches on 3 July 2023 will allow National Lottery ticket holders to receive a £25 voucher to spend on any participating experience available on the VisitBritain Shop. The campaign is fully sponsored by the National Lottery Days Out initiative with particular emphasis on visits taking place during Autumn half term up to January 2024. If you are a business already connected to TXGB please ensure you have selected VisitBritain shop as a […]