Agents summary of business conditions – 2020 Q1

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has caused a sudden, rapid decline in economic activity in recent weeks. The situation has been described by many Agency contacts as being worse than the financial crisis in 2008. Due to fast-moving developments since the outbreak of the virus, this publication focuses on intelligence gathered by the Bank’s Agents during the first few weeks of March. Prior to that point, companies had generally reported some modest improvement in some parts of the economy and the outlook. That is reflected in the Agents’ scores released alongside this publication, which are based on information gathered during January and February. https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/agents-summary/2020/2020-q1

Hilton Garden Inn takes shape at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

Hilton Garden Inn takes shape at Adventure Parc Snowdonia

It’s set to be one of the largest hotels in North Wales, and it is rapidly taking shape on the edge of a world-first inland surf lagoon in the magnificent Conwy Valley. The envelope of the flagship 106-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia is now complete, with work starting this week on internal walls, along with the mechanical and electrical fit out. Lead contractor on the build, HH Smith, says that single storey steel works will be complete in the coming week, with the first of 250 floor-to-ceiling windows also now being fitted. Timelapse of Hilton Garden Inn at Adventure Parc Snowdonia The construction project has been underway […]

Customer Engagement Workshop

One-day workshop covering key aspects of; how to interact and engage with customers and guests, develop great communications skills; improve the use of effective rapport building, questioning skills and active listening. Gaining a much better understanding of customers then enables the person to tailor the approach so that more appropriate options and services are offered and highlighted to guests, building customer loyalty and long-term relationships. Course is suitable for all team members who have direct contact with customers and guests in their business, whether this be a hotel, venue, attraction, restaurant or bar. Course date: Thursday 2nd April 2020Places are limited and will be on a first come first serve […]

Trade Update – February 2020

Events The Go North Wales website is the No.1 events listing page for North Wales. If you have any events coming up in 2020 don’t forget to get them listed onto our website. It only takes a couple of minutes! We are currently putting together a What’s On page for March, so please ensure any March events are listed as soon as possible. Don’t forget, we also share events that are listed on our website across our social media platforms.    So don’t delay, submit today!! https://www.gonorthwales.co.uk/whats-on/submit-event Updating your Details Our website www.gonorthwales.co.uk continues to grow with web traffic to our site from all over the world providing not only an […]

Trade Update – December 2019

Tourism Awards, Thursday 14th November 2019 A successful fourth Go North Wales Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wales Cottages, in partnership with Heart was held on Thursday 14 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.  Winners from some of the Award Categories will be the Regional representatives in the Visit Wales National Tourism Awards in 2020.  Winners of the Awards included: Go Hotel Award: St Georges Hotel, LlandudnoGo B&B / Inn Award: Taldraeth, PenrhyndeudraethGo Self Catering Award: Forest Holidays, BeddgelertGo Caravan, Camping or Glamping Award: Plassey Holiday Park, Eyton, WrexhamGo Attraction […]

A DRINK WITH JAMES WRIGHT

A DRINK WITH JAMES WRIGHT

With its thriving food and drink sector, James Wright, MD at Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, discusses why his home turf in Wales is the perfect setting for business and pleasure. James Wright, MD at Aber Falls Tell us a bit more about yourself – what inspired you to set up your own distillery? Around four years ago, Halewood Wines & Spirits – the business I’ve worked at for more than 10 years – diversified its portfolio by investing in whiskies from Scotland and beyond. At the time, whisky’s appeal was on the rise with drinkers discovering new distillers from whisky producing countries within the UK. So, when the opportunity arose […]

Trade Update – September 2019

Tourism Awards, Thursday 14th November 2019 The fourth Go North Wales Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wales Cottages, in partnership with Heart will be held on Thursday 14 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.  Nominations are open until 29 September and tickets can be purchased online or email eirlys.jones@nwt.co.uk. 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 15 categories to choose from!  You can nominate your own tourism business, or the best tourism […]

New Tourism Ambassador Scheme Launches in Denbighshire

New Tourism Ambassador Scheme Launches in Denbighshire

A brand new Tourism Ambassador Scheme has recently launched in Denbighshire. This free scheme is designed to improve the visitor experience for people who work in tourism, work with visitors, live or study in the area. A series of interactive online training modules with quizzes have been produced on various themes such as Denbighshire towns & city, walking, cycling, history, and welsh language & culture. Each module takes 30-60 minutes to complete with text to read, images and films to watch as people learn in different ways. There are 3 levels of awards – bronze, silver and gold, depending on the amount of modules completed. Each person will receive a […]

Trade Update – July 2019

Tourism Awards, Thursday 14th November 2019 Nominations and tickets for the 2019 Go North Wales Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wales Cottages, in partnership with Heart have now opened. The fourth Go North Wales Tourism Awards will be held on Thursday 14 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 15 categories and nominations are now open!  You can nominate your own tourism business, or the best […]