Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2018 Winners

Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2018 Winners

The third tourism awards celebrating the spectacular successes of the £2 billion industry in North Wales took place on Thursday 15 November. The glittering ceremony at Venue Cymru, Llandudno was organised by North Wales Tourism in partnership with Heart which represents more than 1,500 tourism-related members across the region. The Go North Wales Tourism Awards celebrate and recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by our businesses and individuals working in the tourism and hospitality sector of North Wales. Thank you to our main sponsor ‘Horizon’, and the many category sponsors. Without them we would not be hosting such an incredible evening. As always it doesn’t get any easier with continuous growth in […]

Trade Update – October 2018

Trade Update – October 2018

This year the Annual Go North Wales Tourism Conference is working in partnership with Arloesi Pontio Innovation by bringing together market leaders, tourism businesses and the captains of our industry from across Wales and the UK. Following the success of the 2017 Conference, which was attended by over 100 industry operators and professionals, the Conference this year will be taking place on Thursday 6 December 2018, at Pontio, Bangor. Theme of this year’s conference will be Innovation, Wellness and Discovery. Headline speakers include: Kate Humble who’s the author of three books – including the recently published Thinking on My Feet: The Small Joys of Putting One Foot in Front of […]

Go North Wales Tourism Conference 2018

Go North Wales Tourism Conference 2018

You are invited to a pioneering, innovative conference that focuses on cutting-edge developments occurring in the tourism fields. The Adventure and Beyond Go North Wales Tourism Conference will be held at Pontio Innovation Centre, Bangor, December 6th 2018 from 9.30 – 16.00. The Conference will be hosted by North Wales Tourism in partnership with Arloesi Pontio Innovation will bring together market leaders, tourism businesses and the captains of our industry from across the UK. This year’s theme will be “Innovation, Discovery and Wellbeing”. The dramatic, rapid, and concurrent growth of tourism industries creates both tremendous opportunities and challenges. Headline speakers include: Kate Humble is a writer and television presenter specialising […]

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

A commission for 300 of the finest welsh slate coasters to be produced for a nomination exhibition for the UNESCO Slate Landscape Heritage bid at Westminster this week. Inigo Jones are proud to support the nomination, as the slate industry is an iconic feature of North Wales, and it’s products have literally ‘roofed the nineteenth century world’. As an application was made to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in Westminster back in 2010 for the industry to be included on the UK’s list of tentative World Heritage Sites to be submitted to UNESCO. The UK’s tentative list was formally presented to UNESCO in January 2012. The process of […]

Caer Rhun Hall To Open in August

Caer Rhun Hall To Open in August

North Wales Tourism member and North Wales’ newest luxury accommodation, Caer Rhun Hall, a three-storey, late-Victorian mansion with a private house atmosphere, opens to the public on 8 August.    The Grade II listed building was acquired two years ago and has undergone an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment, creating 32 bedrooms in exclusive surroundings. The hotel will add further rooms in the grounds, growing to 76 by the end of 2019. Nestled in the heart of the Conwy Valley, the hotel is surrounded by magnificent countryside, with uninterrupted views of the mountains of North Wales and bordering Snowdonia National Park. Built close to a protected Roman site, Caer Rhun (pronounced “Care […]

Is too much sunshine good for business?

Is too much sunshine good for business?

What a beautiful day it was to be beside the seaside; a bucket and a spade for the creation of a sandcastle or two. These props were used by Chris Dearden BBC Wales reporter on Colwyn Bay beach at 8am yesterday morning. It was a radio broadcast, so I guess the listeners had to take our word that two grown men really were building sandcastles on the beach, but at least it made the sound effects more authentic. The question: “Has the hot weather helped tourism in North Wales this summer?” We spend so long moaning about the rain and the changeable weather and the lack of sunshine in Wales, […]

Business Opportunity

Business Opportunity

JAC Travel, a major inbound operator, are looking for B&Bs in North Wales to work with them in offering accommodation to their guests on self-drive tours, due to increasing demand.  Their overseas partners are forecasting interest and growth for Wales in 2019, and so JAC are keen to get extra accommodation in place now. JAC Travel work on a net rate basis.  More details about the company and how they operate are in the attached information. If you are interested in developing your international visitors, then it is an opportunity worth looking at.  This opportunity has come as a direct result of the work LHA has been undertaking in generating […]

Trade Update – June 2018

Trade Update – June 2018

AGM Trade Meeting Our annual tourism business seminar this year was held at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Bodelwyddan on Thursday 24 May 2018. Speakers included: Steve Hicks, Bank of England Agency for Wales Simon Wingett, The Dragon Project Chris Marshall, Snowdonia Distillery Davina Carey-Evans, Festival of Discovery 2019 Mike Kent, Arriva in Wales Network with like-minded people Gather information from trade stands There were 5 vacancies to serve on the board of North Wales Tourism The following were elected onto the Board of NWT: Tanya Keith, The Management Centre, Bangor; Sarah Ferguson, Bryn Llewellyn Guest House, Betws y Coed, Ruth Higgin, Ty Mawr Tearooms, Llanddeiniolen Lucy Miller, Llanfair Hall and Jan […]

Wales tourism week, on site at Bryn Dowsi Gyffin

Wales tourism week, on site at Bryn Dowsi Gyffin

As you may know it has become customary in recent years to celebrate the importance of the Tourism Industry to Wales by designating a particular week as Wales Tourism Week.   Purpose of the week is to highlight the importance of the industry to Wales in income and job generation and in supporting our cultural identity.  Wales Tourism Week is held annually to raise the profile of the tourism industry and to highlight its huge revenue generating value and the opportunities it provides for jobs and careers. To celebrate Wales Tourism Week Janet Finch-Saunders, AM for Aberconwy and Mark Isherwood, AM for North Wales will be visiting Bryn Dowsi Farm Cottages […]