Go North Wales Tourism April Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. We continue to monitor the circumstances as they are developing and also continue to engage with MPs and MSs, lobbying on issues on your behalf and making sure your voice is heard. We’ve also continued to carry out activities in preparation to when restrictions are lifted through: Attendance at Virtual Exhibitions and Trade Shows,Organising of webinars covering topics on marketing and digital, customer care, revenue management;Lobbying on issues affecting the industryConducting Press and PR […]

Revenue Management

Andrea Knox from Knox Commercial & Insolvency Solicitors and Jeremy Salisbury from Salisburys Chartered Accountant recently hosted a webinar on Revenue Management as part of its second session of Re-igniting the North Wales Visitor Economy series of events. During the session, areas covered included Cash Flow Management – debtor management and avoiding bad debts in the first place. You can now view the recording of the webinar here Contact Details for the speakers: Andrea Knox, Knox Commercial & Insolvency SolicitorsTel: 03330093274Email: andrea.knox@knoxcommercial.co.uk Jeremy Salisburys, Salisburys Chartered AccountantsTel: 01745 583 606Email: profit@salisburys.com

Regional and Local Tourism Profiles

A summary of key tourism statistics at regional and local levels for 2017-2019 is available on the Welsh Government website. These reports bring together findings from key tourism surveys, with additional analysis by region and local authority areas within Wales. https://gov.wales/regional-and-local-tourism-profiles-2017-2019 tourism-profile-wales-local-authorities-2011-19Download tourism-profile-north-wales-2017-2019Download tourism-profile-mid-wales-2017-2019Download

£9m boost for North Wales Metro

More than £9m is being made available to Transport for Wales to take forward work on the North Wales metro, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates announced today. Schemes set to benefit include over £1m to improve rail, journey times between Wrexham and Liverpool. £1.5m is provided towards the new integrated station at Shotton, and £670,000 towards the development of Deeside Parkway. £900,000 is allocated towards a study of the North Wales Coast mainline, with a view to improve journey times on certain services. Just over £1m is available for the Snowdonia Transport Strategy which aims to encourage park and ride, bus and active travel in the National Park. […]

Town Centres across Wales to receive over £24 million

Welsh Government Ministers have announced an additional £24 million package of support to revitalise Wales’ town centres. £18.4 million of Transforming Towns loan funding will breathe new life into old and empty properties.£3.34 million will help high street businesses grow and embrace innovative digital technology that will help their business thrive as part of the Year of SMART Towns.An additional £3 million will be used to incentivise more North Wales businesses to locate in town centres. A separate £3 million North Wales town centres entrepreneurial fund will incentivise new entrepreneurs to locate their businesses within the town centres of Wrexham, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The fund comprises grant and […]

Next Tourism Generation Competition

The Next Tourism Generation in collaboration with Tourism Society Cymru and Planed is giving tourism and hospitality students and 16–25-year-olds working in the tourism sector a chance to win £250.  The competition is open to students enrolled in Wales on courses that have a component relating to tourism or hospitality AND to young people who work in the industry including 16-25 year olds who have been furloughed or recently been made redundant.  English-A4-Next-Tourism-Generation-Competition-2021-posterDownload Full information is available on the website:  https://nexttourismgeneration.eu/event/ntgwales2021/ https://nexttourismgeneration.eu/event/ntg2021-cymraeg/ Deadline to apply is midnight Friday 30 April 2021 

Wales Visitor Survey: 2019

The survey is a research study amongst overseas and UK visitors to Wales for 2019. The study covers three separate categories of visitors. UK staying visitorsUK day visitorsOverseas visitors wales-visitor-survey-2019-uk-staying-visitorsDownload wales-visitor-survey-2019-uk-day-visitorsDownload wales-visitor-survey-2019-overseas-visitorsDownload wales-visitor-survey-2019-qualitative-research-findingsDownload https://gov.wales/wales-visitor-survey

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates – Reminder

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase on 1 April. In addition to the new rates, the age from which workers become eligible for the National Living Wage will be lowered. From 1 April all workers aged 23 and over must be paid the National Living Wage or above.  23 and over21 to 2218 to 20Under 18ApprenticeApril 2021 (new rate)£8.91£8.36£6.56£4.62£4.30 https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates