Tourism in the COVID-19 crisis webinar

North Wales Tourism has partnered with Equator to bring you a webinar with key actions to focus on in the coming weeks. The webinar will take place on Friday 15th May at 11am and will last 30 minutes with questions at the end. Webinar was recorded if you missed it you can view here https://northwalestourism.com/research-strategies/tourism-in-the-covid-19-crisis-webinar/ Members can dial in but are encouraged to register with name, email and company, those who register will receive a travel whitepaper. Who is Equator? We are a top 5 independent digital transformation agency helping clients like Virgin Active, AXA, IHG, Village Hotels, Butlins, Hotel du Vin and Malmaison take on tomorrow. www.eqtr.com.  Speaker is Martin Jordan, Director […]

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

North Wales holiday cottage owners praised for generous response to coronavirus crisis

Key workers in North Wales are praising the generosity of North Wales holiday cottage owners who are housing NHS and other frontline workers free of charge. The holiday cottage owners, whose usual rental income has been completely wiped out by the coronavirus lockdown, have generously donated accommodation to workers who need to self-isolate away from elderly or vulnerable family members in their own homes. Ciando poster for keyworker guests The Ciando accommodation scheme was launched by Menter Môn, a not-for-profit company which works to support rural communities across North Wales. Dafydd Gruffyd, managing director of Menter Môn said: “On the one hand, we were aware of an increasing number of […]

Power Solutions

Power Solutions are a top 10 UK Premier Energy Broker who are helping all business entities take advantage of today’s energy prices. During the uncertain times we are in why not look to see whether you can save money by contacting Power Solutions.  Oil price history cost per barrel  In 2001 it was $28.29  In 2008 it peaked during the recession at $165.20  April 2020 it is $20.11 This week Russia and The Arab States have agreed to cut production to drive the price upward which means energy prices likely to rise plus look at what happened in 2008 during the last UK recession. The next one is global. Let […]

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 […]