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 […]

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 […]