BBC Wales Investigates, The Price of Lockdown

Below is a link to a programme which will be on BBC Wales next Monday evening 30th November featuring NWT Board Member Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo. The programme highlights the plight of the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Wales, the North in particular as a result of the Covid pandemic and Frankie was one of the businesses which the programme followed which will hopefully demonstrate the constant utter frustration about the complete lack of guidance and support and the inability to plan throughout, and being dealt the blow of going from the position of being on the brink of large expansion to fighting for survival.

VisitBritain priorities for 2021-2022

Following the Chancellor’s statement yesterday, VisitBritain have received confirmation that they will have a rollover budget for next year plus an additional pot to focus on agreed priorities. This means that there will be a core budget of £19.9 million for VisitBritain and a further budget allocation as they work to support tourism’s recovery. The Government has also confirmed its commitment to continuing the GREAT campaign to build brand Britain, with a budget of £60 million. VB are currently putting in a bid for 2021/22 and are hopeful that they will secure a similar pot to this year for tourism promotion. This has been a tough spending round across Government […]

Help improve the walking and cycling routes in your local area

Welsh Government is pushing forward in its ambition to make active travel a realistic alternative by making it easier for people to tell their local councils where existing routes need to be improved and new routes built. An interactive map to gather opinions from communities about local walking and cycling paths is being launched today in several areas across Wales. Hosted by Commonplace, the website invites people to let their local councils know where they’d like to see improvements to walking and cycling paths.

Four UK nations agree new rules for the festive period

Up to three households can form an exclusive ‘bubble’ to meet at home during this period. When a bubble is formed it is fixed, and must not be changed or extended further at any point.Each Christmas bubble can meet at home, at a place of worship or an outdoor public place, but existing, more restrictive rules on hospitality and meeting in other venues will be maintained throughout this period. Further guidance will be provided in due course.

Next Tourism Generation

PLANED and the Tourism Society Cymru have teamed up with the Next Tourism Generation (NTG) Next Tourism Generation project based at Cardiff Metropolitan University inviting young people and students from across Wales to pitch their best ideas for the future of tourism in Wales. The competition is inviting students enrolled on further and higher education courses that have a component relating to tourism and travel, hospitality, events, heritage, and food and beverage to pitch innovative ideas for the sector to leading industry representatives. The competition is launched this week. For full details please visit: English-A4-poster-11.20Download Welsh-A4-poster-11.20Download

How to Adapt Now Webinar – Wednesday 25th November at 12 noon

A webinar on how independent accommodation providers can adjust their offering to be ready to satisfy the new demands of guests in 2021. Eviivo will be joined by Alistair Handyside of the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK, Stuart Mills, founder of, plus experienced property owners, and David Weston of the B&B Association for the latest updates on Government support for the sector. More information can be found on

Brexit and Beyond: Preparing for the end of the Transition Period – Wednesday 25th Nov. 4.30 -6pm

On the 31 January 2020, Britain left the EU. Since then, we’ve been in the transition period – remaining in both the EU customs union and the single market. When this period draws to a close on 31 December, UK businesses will need to prepare for a post-Brexit Britain. We know that businesses are facing a great deal of uncertainty. With that in mind, it’s important that all businesses get ready for the end of the transition period, even if you think the change won’t affect you. To help you prepare, Barclays would like to invite you to their regional ‘Brexit and Beyond’ event. In this virtual clinic, they’ll guide […]

Support Local This Christmas

Calling all North Wales Businesses We want to showcase all the wonderful delights that we have here in North Wales by encouraging local residents to support local. We are offering a free listing on our website to all types of businesses with seasonal offerings, including christmas gift ideas, arts and crafts, food and drink, decorations, gift/days out vouchers and lots more. To run alongside the website listing we will also be running a support local campaign at the start of December across our social media channels. The aim is to help boost the local economy and provide a platform to help local independent businesses promote themselves and their products in […]

Wales Culture Recovery Fund – Freelancer Fund Phase 3

PHASE 3 OF THE FUND FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IN EVERY LOCAL AUTHORITY WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER AT 10AM. Following high demand for funding support across the arts and cultural sectors a further £10.7 million will be made available to support organisations and individuals during the pandemic. The funding will be used to open a third phase of the successful Freelancer Fund which will see a further £3.5 million being made available nationwide across all local authority areas. Phase 3 of the Freelancer Fund will open for applications at 10am on Monday 23 November 2020. The fund will support freelancers who work in the following sectors: The ArtsArts and […]