The Chancellor’s summer economic update: Background briefing

The Chancellor will make a statement to the House on Wednesday 8 July. He will outline plans to support the economy. The Chancellor’s statement is being labelled as a ‘summer economic update’. https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8957/CBP-8957.pdf Plans include a new £2bn scheme to create thousands of job placements for young peopleThe chancellor announces a temporary change to stamp duty – immediately increasing the threshold to £500,000Temporary cut to VAT on food, accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5% is announcedChancellor announces new job retention bonus for employers who bring back furloughed staffA £2bn “green homes grant” to help make homes more energy efficient is also unveiled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-53333253 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rishis-plan-for-jobs-will-help-britain-bounce-back

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

The Power Of Social & Using Social for Marketing

Friday 3rd July 2020 Go North Wales teamed up with Globals (one of the world’s leading media & entertainment groups) Panel of Social and Creative specialists for a session on Power of Social and using Social Media for Marketing.  Areas covered during the session included creating the right content for video and engaging creative. To watch the recording of the session and view the slides and supporting documentation please click on the downloads below: Digital transformation video refered to in the presentation Downloads Presentation slidesDownload Focus on… Advertising – Cheat sheetDownload Focus on… Content – Cheat sheetDownload Contact details for Global Donna Fisk – Business Manager07557 157558Donna.fisk@global.com

Virtual Annual Trade Meeting

Virtual Annual Trade Meeting

Our Virtual Annual Trade Meeting took place on Wednesday 1st July 2020 where we brought together market leaders and tourism businesses from across North Wales.  Our keynote speaker this year was Andrea Knox, Business Law Specialist who provided members with an informative presentation on “Tourism Businesses in Difficulty – What To Do & What Definitely Not To Do!” The following members were elected to the board of NWT for a term of 3 years:  Chris Frost, Manorhaus Ruthin and Llangollen; Michael Bewick, Llechwedd Slate Caverns; Frankie Hobro, Anglesey Sea Zoo; Justin Everley, Adventure Parc Snowdonia and Maria Mclean, Dylans Restaurant was appointed for a term of 1 year, Andrea Knox […]

Trade Update – June 2020

North Wales Tourism has always been about bringing people together, working together, consulting with our members, lobbying hard on your behalf and trying to carve a sensible path through the demands of the Welsh Government and the public sector. I hope you agree that our team led by Eirlys, our Commercial Director, have done a great job of keeping you updated. Over the last few months we have been called upon like never before. We have gathered a dossier of heart-breaking stories from across the board as you have struggled to adjust and cope through the Covid19 pandemic.  We found it particularly unfair how a number of local authorities, guided […]

Collaborating Partners Wanted

Touchless Register Collaboration partners are sought from businesses in the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality industry for development and testing of a new technology solution; Touchless Register. The new technology is designed to deal with the impact of Covid19 pandemic. Subject to approval of the funding by the UK government, participants will receive the full use of the solution, including all hardware, software as well as customised branded app, tailored to their specific operation at no cost to participants. What is Touchless Register (TR): Touchless Register is a solution for reducing close quarter interaction between staff, clients and patrons, visiting various types of tourist attractions and sites. Touchless register is an […]

Team of volunteers in North Wales, creating scrubs and other PPE

Team of volunteers in North Wales, creating scrubs and other PPE

A message from our friends at the Scrubs Team Hello First – a great big thank you to North Wales Tourism for sharing our appeal with you A Bit About Us! We are a busy team of volunteering individuals, we are based in the Presbyterian Church, Penrhyn Bay, North Wales and we create Scrubs and other PPE (Personal, Protective Equipment), for the people who need it most throughout the UK. The Scrubs Team We need volunteers, particularly knitters and machinists. If you do not have these skills but you still want to help, we have other positions available such as outreach, social media, deliveries, pickups, drivers, and cutters! Drivers, Cutters, […]

Trade Update – May 2020

Dear Member, each day brings new headlines about Covid-19 and its impact on our communities and businesses. The safety and wellbeing of our team and our members is always our biggest priority. We have continued to represent you as you navigate your way through this crisis. We have with the full support of our Board been lobbying our MPs, AMs and councils, sharing insights and intelligence into Welsh Government from your feedback and talking with them about strategy for safe reopening. We have been pushing particularly hard on the unfairness experienced by bona fide self-catering accommodation businesses not getting the support they so badly need. This is not a situation […]