National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Increases

The Government has announced the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) which will come into force from April 2023. In doing so, it has accepted in full the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission. The rates which will apply from 1 April 2023 are as follows: Rate from April 2023Annual increase (£)Annual increase (per cent)National Living Wage£10.420.929.721-22 Year Old Rate£10.181.0010.918-20 Year Old Rate£7.490.669.716-17 Year Old Rate£5.280.479.7Apprentice Rate£5.280.479.7Accommodation Offset£9.100.404.6

Spring Tourism Trade Seminars and Meet The Producer Event / Seminarau Diwydiant y Gwanwyn a Digwyddiad Cwrdd a’r Cynhyrchwyr

North Wales Tourism in partnership with Cywain, Menter a Busnes is pleased to announce the dates and venues for the spring trade seminars and Meet The Producer events. A fantastic opportunity for Tourism & Hospitality delegates to see, meet and taste the fantastic Welsh products that’s available in North Wales.Joining Produce & Tourism together· Topics Include:· Talk & Taste – Q& A session· Food & Drink Visitor Experiences· New Food Tourism Toolkit· Distribution leader· Go North Wales Update· Network with like-minded people to find out what is really happening in the  tourism and business community· Gather information from trade stands, suppliers to the industry with special focus this year on Welsh food suppliers· Provide feedback — how can we help in […]

Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Catering Sector Review Qualifications

Qualifications Wales have published a sector review of qualifications and the qualifications system in Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Catering. A full report, executive report, international review report, and learner engagement report is now available The sector review identified some issues with the structure and range of the existing Hospitality and Catering qualifications offered in Wales. Therefore, Qualifications Wales have launched a national conversation to give the people of Wales a chance to have their say on proposals for new Hospitality and Catering qualifications. The proposed new qualifications will: offer practical, hands-on learning with opportunities to gain real-life experiences outside of the classroom reflect the way that the sector has […]

Go North Wales Tourism February Trade News

North Wales Tourism have and are still working hard on behalf it’s members on issues that are affecting the industry. We are in constant contact with the local MSs and MPs on these issues and are also lobbying side by side and working closely with the Wales Tourism Alliance to drive forward the importance of the industry to the economy of Wales and the effects and implications of these issues on the businesses and industry as a whole. We are also working closely with the local press and media to raise the issues affecting us to make sure the voice of our valuable industry is heard. If you have any […]

Green Business Loan Scheme

The Green Business Loan Scheme is delivered in partnership with the Development Bank of Wales to help Welsh businesses go green.  The scheme provides: Access to fully funded and part funded consultancy support that helps businesses understand their own path to decarbonisation  Discounted fixed interest rates for energy efficiency measures and low carbon heat installations  Patient capital, with upfront capital repayment holidays and a loan term linked to project payback

Melanie Cash Training & Consultancy

Do you have new team members, and/or managers/supervisors, and want to make sure they are ready to hit the ground running and more importantly delivering great customer service?   Melanie Cash specialises in training and coaching in the hospitality and tourism sectors and can help you to get the best out of your team by developing their core skills and behaviours, support retention and ensure they feel valued and motivated to enhance the customer/guest/visitor experience.  Ultimately, helping your business to be more successful. or call 01766 522 751 Here are a few list of courses that Melanie is currently running in which NWT members are welcome to join MIA […]

Questionnaire on the Welsh Government’s proposed new visitor accommodation licensing scheme

Wales Tourism Alliance, which North Wales Tourism are a member of have produced a questionnaire to gather invaluable information to help with discussions and lobbying of the Welsh Government. As part of the Welsh Government’s reforms to the tourism industry they are aiming to establish a ‘Licensing’ scheme for all visitor accommodation businesses. The Industry has long called for a ‘Registration’ scheme to assist with the development of a “level playing field” for all such businesses. At the moment, looking at what is happening in Scotland, “Licensing” and “Registration” seem to mean different things.  We, as an industry, need to be clear about what actual action we support in pursuit […]

RGC Wales – U20s

Wales u20 will face off against their biggest rivals at Stadiwm CSM this February with both Ireland and England visiting Colwyn Bay for what should be a pair of closely fought contests. Many current Wales internationals such as Josh Adams, Ryan Elias, Adam Beard along with North Wales’s very own Sam Wainwright have come through this pathway. This is truly where stars of the future are developed, and RGC would love to give you the opportunity to watch these games in a hospitality setting that would benefit you and your guests. Please take a look at the booking form on the link below and contact for more information if you are […]

Improve your Digital Platform Scheme / Cynllun Gwella Platfform Digidol’s Improve your Digital Platform scheme, in partnership with Neges – Menter Môn’s project to offer local food to self-catering customers – are holding a series of free in-person networking events for local hospitality and food and drink businesses over the coming weeks: 24 January 2023 (2:00pm) Royal Ship, Dolgellau LL40 1AR 31 January 2023 (2:00pm) Dylan’s, Criccieth LL52 0HU 7 February 2023 (2:00pm) Clwb Rygbi, Bethesda LL57 3NE Details and registration available from: For more information about the Improve your Digital Platform Scheme, go to: Information about the Neges project can be found at: _______________ Bydd Cynllun Gwella Platfform Digidol, mewn partneriaeth â Neges – prosiect Menter Môn i gynnig […]