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 […]

Go North Wales disruption

Go North Wales disruption

Go North Wales service disruption last week and over the weekend. Following on from the recent downtime of our main website gonorthwales.co.uk please see below explanation as to what caused the issue from the Managing Director of New Mind | tellUs Richard Veal our website provider. Following the recent service disruption, I am pleased to be able to write to you to say that a complete data restore took place over the weekend and all websites, software applications and web services are fully operational again. I am however conscious that you will need to offer an explanation to the tourism providers who feature on the websites and will also have […]

CAT opens its doors to visitors for free this winter

Over the winter months, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) will be welcoming thousands of visitors free of charge. CAT is fully equipped with everything you need for a great day out. Visitors can explore working examples of renewable energy, discover sustainable buildings and techniques, walk round organically managed gardens and learn about land management and the history of CAT on the Quarry Trail Walk through sustainably managed woodland. CAT’s CEO Adrian Ramsay said ‘’Waiving the entry fee to the CAT visitor centre will help inspire, inform and enable more people to engage with our work and access the important information about climate change and sustainable living.’’ CAT’s shop is […]

Trade Update – October 2018

Trade Update – October 2018

This year the Annual Go North Wales Tourism Conference is working in partnership with Arloesi Pontio Innovation by bringing together market leaders, tourism businesses and the captains of our industry from across Wales and the UK. Following the success of the 2017 Conference, which was attended by over 100 industry operators and professionals, the Conference this year will be taking place on Thursday 6 December 2018, at Pontio, Bangor. Theme of this year’s conference will be Innovation, Wellness and Discovery. Headline speakers include: Kate Humble who’s the author of three books – including the recently published Thinking on My Feet: The Small Joys of Putting One Foot in Front of […]

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

UNESCO status for Wales’ Slate Landscape

A commission for 300 of the finest welsh slate coasters to be produced for a nomination exhibition for the UNESCO Slate Landscape Heritage bid at Westminster this week. Inigo Jones are proud to support the nomination, as the slate industry is an iconic feature of North Wales, and it’s products have literally ‘roofed the nineteenth century world’. As an application was made to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in Westminster back in 2010 for the industry to be included on the UK’s list of tentative World Heritage Sites to be submitted to UNESCO. The UK’s tentative list was formally presented to UNESCO in January 2012. The process of […]

Business Opportunity

Business Opportunity

JAC Travel, a major inbound operator, are looking for B&Bs in North Wales to work with them in offering accommodation to their guests on self-drive tours, due to increasing demand.  Their overseas partners are forecasting interest and growth for Wales in 2019, and so JAC are keen to get extra accommodation in place now. JAC Travel work on a net rate basis.  More details about the company and how they operate are in the attached information. If you are interested in developing your international visitors, then it is an opportunity worth looking at.  This opportunity has come as a direct result of the work LHA has been undertaking in generating […]