Go North Wales Tourism Awards 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 tourism business which you think is […]

Trade Update – May 2019

Annual Trade Meeting Our Annual Trade Meeting took place on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at Cineworld, Llandudno Junction where we brought together market leaders and tourism businesses from across North Wales.  Speakers at the meeting included: John Irving, Chief Executive, Liverpool AirportLise Roberts, Chair, and Catherine Bailey, Vice-Chair, Helfa GelfLawrence Wood, Principal, Coleg Llandrillo CollegeLee Robinson, North Wales Development Director, Transport for Wales Opportunities were also available for members to gather Information from a range of promotional stands — Groundwork; PowerSolutions; Williams Denton; Supertemps; Cleaner Care; Spillane & Co. Wealth Management Ltd; Sional, J W Jones & Son and Follow Films. The following members were elected to the board of […]

Over 3000 locals get an adrenaline rush in March.

Over 3000 locals get an adrenaline rush in March.

Zip World offered local residents 50% off last month as a thank you for supporting its journey to become one of the UK’s leading adventure attractions. Over 3000 local people from the LL postcode took advantage of its ‘Locals Loyalty’ initiative that ran throughout March. All enjoying unique half price adventure activities in the beautiful Welsh countryside. They hope to replicate this offer in the future, to ensure they stay connected to local residents in a meaningful way. Zip World says ‘thank you’ with 50% off for local residents Zip World offered local residents 50% off last month as a thank you for supporting its journey to become one of the UK’s leading adventure attractions. Over 3000 local people from the LL postcode took advantage of its ‘Locals Loyalty’ initiative that ran throughout […]

People of Portmeirion to star in new TV series

People of Portmeirion to star in new TV series

The magical Italianate village of Portmeirion is to be the star of a new tv series on ITV Cymru Wales. The Village meets some of the men and women who help to run what is one of Wales’ premier visitor attractions. From the chef and the gardener to the painter and decorator each of them tells what it takes to keep such a landmark destination in tiptop condition. Cameras have been given unique access to show a year in the life of the iconic community near Porthmadog in Gwynedd. They capture the beauty of four glorious seasons and the life cycle of the men and women who are the guardians […]

Darwin Escapes reveals the new look Talacre Beach Resort after £1 million investment

Darwin Escapes reveals the new look Talacre Beach Resort after £1 million investment

Leading holiday park operator Darwin Escapes has unveiled the results of its transformation of Talacre Beach Resort. The company has just spent £1million upgrading the resort’s clubhouse and accommodation facilities. The investment has seen the introduction of a number of new caravans, a new entrance to the pool area and an extension to the clubhouse with a beach hut theme. There is also a new children’s play area, a modernised reception, a new menu in the restaurant and a silver Airstream offering light bites. Every year, over 25,000 guests stay at the 5-star family friendly holiday resort set on the beautiful North Wales coast. The site comprises a mix of […]

Trade Update – March 2019

Trade Update – March 2019

Annual Trade Meeting – A Date for your Diary! Our annual tourism business seminar this year will be held at Cineworld, Llandudno Junction on Wednesday 15th May 2019.  We do hope you can join us as we bring together market leaders and tourism businesses from across North Wales – network with like-minded people to find out what is really happening in the tourism and business community and gather information from a range of trade stands. Speakers already confirmed include: John Irving, CEO, Liverpool AirportLise Roberts  Chair, Helfa Gelf Lawrence Wood, Principal Llandrillo College More details to follow in due course. Promoting North Wales Go North Wales Business Events attended the […]

Record-Breaking Day for Portmeirion

Record-Breaking Day for Portmeirion

Portmeirion offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day and had a record-breaking number of visitors in response. This was the first time that Portmeirion has offered free entry to visitors on St David’s Day, a gesture which was well-received by visitors. The day outperformed expectations seeing the biggest number of day visitors for any single day in the company’s history. Visitors to the popular tourist attraction enjoyed complimentary guided tours of the village and an audio-visual show featuring Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis explaining how and why the village was built. The new exhibition, ‘Dome of Discovery’ was open to visitors and Portmeirion’s Collections Manager, Rachel Hunt was on-hand […]

Darwin Escapes invests over £1 million in North Wales family resort

Darwin Escapes invests over £1 million in North Wales family resort

A leading holiday park operator has unveiled plans to invest over £1 million in its Talacre Beach Resort. Darwin Escapes, which itself is headquartered at Talacre, plans to upgrade the resort’s clubhouse and accommodation facilities. The investment will see the introduction of a number of new caravans, refreshed interiors, a new entrance to the pool area and an extension to the clubhouse with a beach hut theme. There will also be a new children’s play area, a modernised reception, a new menu in the restaurant and a silver Airstream offering light bites. Last year more than 25,000 guests stayed at the 5-star family friendly holiday resort which comprises a mix […]

Keep Wales Tidy Event

Keep Wales Tidy Event

Keep Wales Tidy is offering you the opportunity to expand your horizons and reach an international audience looking for a quality Blue Flag destination in Wales. 13 March – 11.00 – 14.00 Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno, LL31 9XX  Registration required https://www.keepwalestidy.cymru/forms/blue-skies Gain access and guidance to an online resource that will let you make the most of the Blue Flag beaches and marinas near you. This event is for those small and large businesses, community councils, tourism departments and others interested in harnessing the potential of the world-renowned Blue Flag Award. You will also have the chance to learn more about the Blue Flag sister programme Green Key […]