Coronavirus lockdown estimated to have cost North Wales economy millions over Easter

15 April

North Wales has lost millions but we have ‘great resilience

15 April

North Wales tourism takes £100m hit

16 April

Welsh tourism chiefs want ‘exit strategy’ from coronavirus lockdown as survey reveals pain of sector

22 April

Second home crackdown hitting genuine tourism operators being ‘punished for foolishness’ of others

24 April

North Wales tourism’s three-step plan for leaving lockdown – and getting visitors to return may be the easy part

9 May 2020

North Wales Tourism critical of Welsh Government ‘inaction’

11 June 2020

People are claimed to be cancelling summer holiday bookings in Wales and re-booking in England

17 June

‘Open sites, extend furlough and change two metre rule’ to save thousands of North Wales tourism jobs

18 June

North Wales Tourism survey gives grim forecast for post-lockdown job losses

18 June

Llandudno’s famous sweep of seafront hotels under threat as six sites face uncertain futures amid Covid crisis

4 July

North Wales has four weeks to bounce back from lockdown or 12,500 tourism sector jobs could be lost

3 August

Expert’s concern over crisis-hit tourism industry in North Wales

4 August

North Wales staycation boom: Striking a balance between benefiting and drowning communities

9 August

North Wales tourism boss blames Snowdonia parking chaos on missed opportunities

8 August  2020

Time Running Out to Save the North Wales Tourism Industry

18 August

North Wales lockdown warning before health and government chiefs ‘press a switch’

29 September

North Wales lockdown: ‘I just feel so sad for our hospitality sector’

29 September

Covid in Wales: Lockdown tourism businesses fear closure

1 October

North Wales tourism faces decimation

1 October

BBC Radio 5 live interview

5 October

Conwy Council leader urges First Minister to remove ‘catastrophic’ local lockdown travel restrictions

7 October

North Wales lockdowns having ‘dramatic and detrimental’ impact

7 October

Anti-lockdown protest planned in Llandudno by group calling for end to local restrictions

9 October

Lights out on tourism despite ‘extraordinary lengths’ of sector to be Covid safe

15 October

Radio Interview – BBC 5 Live

15 October

Chair Chris Frost

BBC News 24 Interview

15 October

Chair Chris Frost

Tourism sector in Wales ‘desperate’ as holidays cancelled ahead of lockdown

19 October

Tourism boss vows to support Rhyl businesses hit by Covid-19 restrictions

20 October

Interview/Message to Wrexham Business Professionals

21 October

Interview on Radio Merseyside

23 October

Jim Jones

Tourism boss warns of ‘catastrophic’ lack of government support for Wrexham

26 October 2020

Covid Wales: ‘Urgent clarity’ needed on rules after firebreak

27 October 2020

Tourism boss warns of “catastrophic” lack of government support for Wrexham 

29 October 2020

Tourism boss says support is “nowhere near enough”

29 October 2020

Tourism boss warns of “catastrophic” lack of government support for Wrexham 

29 October 2020

North Wales Tourism survey reveals 40% of the regions firms will fold without more Covid aid

30 October 2020

Covid-hit North Wales firms facing ‘catastrophe’ with one in three planning to slash jobs

30 October 2020

Radio Merseyside Interview – I’m a Celeb

12 November 2020

Jim Jones

How tourists react to anti-visitor messages could determine how Wales recovers from pandemic

15 November 2020

How important is tourism to North Wales – the pros and the cons of a sector on the Covid frontline

18 November 2020

Christmas Opening Interview – ITV News

23 November 2020

Chris Frost – Chair on ITV News

Welsh Covid business grant application process ‘shambolic’

24 November 2020

Frustration of Welsh tourism and hospitality firms desperate for information on ‘tier measures’

27 November 2020

North Wales firms slam “disproportionate and unjust” covid restrictions

2 December 2020

Welsh Government response after Mark Drakeford criticised for R-number claim

4 December 2020

Covid’s £2bn economic hit on North Wales’s tourism sector revealed in devastating report

11 December 2020

Lockdown is ‘shattering news’ for retail and hospitality as questions remain over all-Wales approach

16 December 2020

Push for lower tier for cluster of North Wales counties as firebreak looms

16 December 2020

Tourism chief’s hopes for North Wales in 2021 after ‘catastrophic’ covid impact

4 January 2021

‘Incredible demand’ for Welsh Government lockdown fund for tourism, leisure and hospitality firms

14 January 2021


What pandemic hit tourism sector in North Wales needs to survive and then thrive in 2021

20 Janaury 2021

Covid: ‘Crucial’ tourism in Wales reopens by Easter

28 January 2021

‘Exhausted’ parents need summer break rather than extended school term says tourism boss

9 February 2021

Welsh hospitality, retail and tourism sectors react to lockdown review

19 February 2021

2021 Budget paves way for brighter days in Wales

3 March 2021

Tourism chief explains ‘sense of frustration’ amongst businesses unable to open this Easter weekend in North Wales

26 March 2021

North Wales tourism gears up for ‘make-or-break’ staycation boom – special report

11 April 2021

Welsh hospitality and tourism industries welcome new dates but they still have concerns

23 April 2021

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Commercial Director at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5