Go North Wales Tourism August 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. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us, by email (contacts below), social media channels, online chat on the Trade website or phone. Please email jim.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk; eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or deborah.nettleton@gonorthwales.org.uk with any issues etc you may have.Please  also make sure that you are kept up to date with all the information as they happen by visiting our  Trade site www.northwalestourism.com and following us on our NWTBiz social media platforms (facebook and […]

A new World Heritage Site for Wales

The slate landscape of north-west Wales has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it the fourth World Heritage Site in Wales. The new World Heritage Site is a serial property in six parts including spectacular quarry landscapes such as Penrhyn, Dinorwig, the Nantlle Valley and Ffestiniog. It also includes the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, Penrhyn Castle and the famous Ffestiniog and Talyllyn Railways, built to transport the slate from quarry to markets around the world and both later transformed through the dedication of volunteers into heritage railways. Full details of the new World Heritage Site can be viewed on its dedicated website: Wales Slate: World Heritage […]

A new ticketing system is set to be launched to make bus travel easier in North Wales

From Saturday (July 17) one ticket will be valid on buses all across the region. Once passengers have bought their “1bws” ticket from the driver on their first journey of the day, the ticket will then be valid for travel on buses throughout the area. An adult ticket will cost £5.70, a child (or young person with a My Travel Pass) will pay £3.70 and holders of English and Scottish concessionary bus passes will also pay £3.70. A family ticket is available for just £12. One ticket, for all day, valid on North Wales busses in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham—and on buses from North Wales to […]

Welsh Government announces three-pronged approach to address “second homes crisis”

The three-pronged approach will focus on: support – addressing affordability and availability of housing,regulatory framework and system – covering planning law and the introduction of a statutory registration scheme for holiday accommodation; anda fairer contribution – using national and local taxation systems to ensure second home owners make a fair and effective contribution to the communities in which they buy. There will also be a pilot area in Wales, to be decided over the summer, where these new measures will be trialled and evaluated before being considered for wider rollout. Other supporting actions, including the work on a registration scheme for all holiday accommodation and a consultation on changes to […]

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

Welsh micro distillery goes Transatlantic

One of the most celebrated craft producers in the UK, the Dyfi Distillery in Corris, has secured a prestigious export contract to the USA. The distillery has partnered with Broadbent Selections, one of the finest American wine and spirits importers, and created a Dyfi Gin blend especially for them. Much like the distillery’s iconic Pollination bottling, it is a Dovey Native Botanical Gin, based on a complex formulation of indigenous flowers, leaves, berries and conifers. And like Pollination Gin, it is being celebrated immediately after release, having just been awarded Gold at the 2021 Gin Masters. “This is really the culmination of a conversation which started six years ago,” commented […]

Travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector review: Online Questionnaires

Qualifications Wales want to hear your views about the qualifications, and the qualifications system in the travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector.Are qualifications meeting the needs of learners, learning providers and employers? Are they up to date and relevant?Do they prepare learners well for employment?Is the assessment appropriate and fair?What improvements could be made? And;What skills are needed for the future? https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/qualifications/vocational-qualifications/sector-reviews/travel-tourism-hospitality-and-catering-sector-review/travel-tourism-hospitality-and-catering-sector-review-online-questionnaires/

North Wales Tourism Annual Trade Meeting / Cyfarfod Masnach Blynyddol Twristiaeth Gogledd Cymru 2021

NWTs virtual annual tourism business seminar was held on Monday 28 June with presentations from: Jim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism – 2020 Review Adrian Barsby, Barsby Associates – Combating UndertourismAdrian Greason-Walker, Wales Tourism Alliance – Welsh Government’s Tourism Tax ConsultationChristian Fontana, Barclaycard – focussing on the partnership between Barclaycard and NWT and how they can support tourism businesses. At the meeting three new members were elected as Directors to the Board of North Wales Tourism: Adrian Barsby, Barsby Associates LtdMarc Viercant, Cae Mor Hotel, LlandudnoTansy Rogerson, Armadillo Events The following members were also re-elected to the board: Tanya Keith, The Management Centre, BangorLucy Miller, Llanfair Hall, AngleseyRuth Higgin, […]

Welcome to new Board Members

Following our AGM this morning three new members were elected as Directors to the Board of North Wales Tourism: Adrian Barsby, Barsby Associates LtdMarc Viercant, Cae Mor Hotel, LlandudnoTansy Rogerson, Armadillo Events The following members were also re-elected to the board: Tanya Keith, The Management Centre, BangorLucy Miller, Llanfair Hall, AngleseyRuth Higgin, Ty Mawr Tearooms B&B, Llanddeiniolen Congratulations to all and we look forward to working with you. Full details of all our board members can be viewed on our trade website – https://northwalestourism.com/about-us/nwt-directors/