Visitor experience and the Welsh language / Profiad ymwelwyr a’r iaith Gymraeg

Menter Iaith Conwy are collecting information about attitudes towards the Welsh Language so that they can explore new ways of enhancing the visitor experience in Conwy County Borough. Your opinion will help them to do this. Conwy County Borough Council has commissioned Arwel Jones Associates and Menter Iaith Conwy to carry out this work, which is funded by the UK Government under the Community Renewal Fund together with Conwy County Borough Council. Please could you take a few moments to respond to the short survey, which should take between five and ten minutes to complete. English Survey: —————————— Mae Menter Iaith Conwy yn casglu gwybodaeth am eich barn tuag […]

New package of measures to address high numbers of second homes

New planning laws, a statutory licensing scheme and proposals to change land transaction tax will be included in a package of measures to address second homes in Wales. The Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru includes a commitment to tackle the issue of second homes affecting many communities in Wales. The package of measures being announced today includes: Changes to planning regulations by the end of the summer. These will introduce three new planning use classes – a primary home, a second home and short-term holiday accommodation. Local planning authorities, where they have evidence, will be able to make amendments to the planning system to require planning […]

20Twenty programme for tourism businesses

20Twenty Business Growth Programme – up to 80% FUNDED Chartered Management Institute  (CMI) level 5-7 for Directors/Managers  Starts 9th September 2022       20Twenty Leading Business Growth is a programme dedicated to helping ambitious organisations in east Wales deliver impressive and sustainable growth.   A 10 month programme to help develop and implement a Business Growth Strategy for your business (15 days), blended learning. Build your skills in key areas of growth – Masterclasses from Business Innovation to Marketing, Mental Toughness to Leading Teams Your own personal Executive Business Coach Gain a CMI Level 5-7 Certificate Valued as a 1/3 of an MBA Develop your mental toughness to harness business growth opportunities Build your professional network with other Directors/Senior Managers […]

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2022

NWTs annual meeting and conference was held on Thursday 9 June at 1891 Restaurant and Bar, Rhyl with presentations from: Jamie Groves, Managing Director, Denbighshire Leisure LtdNellie Williams, SolutioneerPaul Peters, Director of The Cyber Resilience Centre for WalesAshley Rogers, Commercial Director, North Wales Mersey Dee Business CouncilMark Pennington, Commercial Business Manager, Zip World UKJim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism At the meeting Laura Jones, Marketing Manager at GreenWood Family Park was elected as Director to the Board of North Wales Tourism. The following members were also re-elected to the board: Glenn Evans, Managing Director Snowdonia Hospitality & Leisure LimitedMarc Viercant, Cae Mor Hotel, LlandudnoNicky Williamson, The West Arms, Llanarmon […]

Melanie Cash Training & Consultancy

With experience of working across independent as well as international hotel and hospitality brands, Melanie can deliver bespoke support and training packages; built around the needs of your business. We work in partnership with the hospitality sector to improve skills, efficiency, and productivity to increase innovation and ultimately your bottom line. We appreciate the challenges within the hospitality industry, and we are here to help you make the most from every guest who visits your business. The entire workforce should mirror a business’s hospitality culture, which is why everyone needs to be trained and be able to consistently deliver your service standards and reflect your approach to the guest experience. […]

Go North Wales Tourism May 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 […]

Future of Business Wales from 2023

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales service has been a programme to help inspire individuals to become entrepreneurial and ensure micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Wales have access to appropriate and timely information, guidance and support. It has previously been supported by EU funds. WG have announced to provide funding of £20.9m per annum, up until March 2025, to extend the backbone Business Wales service beyond the end of EU funding in 2023. It will also provide dedicated advice and support provision to the social enterprise sector here in Wales.

The classification of self-catering accommodation for local tax purposes

Written Statement from the Minister for Finance and Local Government Welsh Government have today confirmed that they will proceed with the legislation as drafted and consulted upon – increasing the number of days, within any 12-month period, that a self-catering property is required to be made available to let, from 140 to 252 days, and actually let, from 70 to 182 days. The Order will come into force on 14 June 2022 and have practical effect from 1 April 2023, applying the amended criteria from that day onwards. Property owners intending to meet the amended criteria should aim to do so during the 2022-23 operating year, but compliance with the criteria […]