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

15 April

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/coronavirus-lockdown-estimated-cost-north-18090051

North Wales has lost millions but we have ‘great resilience’

15 April

https://www.baysideradio.co.uk/news/north-wales-has-lost-millions-but-we-have-great-resilience-1731

North Wales tourism takes £100m hit

16 April

https://www.insidermedia.com/news/wales/north-wales-tourism-takes-100m-hit

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

22 April

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/welsh-tourism-chiefs-want-exit-18127951

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

24 April

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/second-home-crackdown-hitting-genuine-18139173

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

9 May 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/tourism-north-wales-coronavirus-lockdown-18224691

North Wales Tourism critical of Welsh Government ‘inaction’

11 June 2020

https://www.baysideradio.co.uk/news/north-wales-tourism-critical-of-welsh-government-inaction-2094

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

17 June

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/people-claimed-cancelling-summer-holiday-18437571

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

18 June

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/open-sites-extend-furlough-change-18444118

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

18 June

https://www.rhyljournal.co.uk/news/18525965.north-wales-tourism-survey-gives-grim-forecast-post-lockdown-job-losses/

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

4 July

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llandudnos-famous-sweep-seafront-hotels-18532567

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

3 August

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-four-weeks-bounce-18705988

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

4 August

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18626458.experts-concern-crisis-hit-tourism-industry-north-wales/

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

9 August

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-staycation-boom-striking-18740129

North Wales tourism boss blames Snowdonia parking chaos on missed opportunities

8 August  2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-tourism-boss-blames-18695955

Time Running Out to Save the North Wales Tourism Industry

18 August

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2042804267916/time-running-out-to-save-the-north-wales-tourism-industry

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

29 September

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-lockdown-warning-before-19014253

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

29 September

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/north-wales-lockdown-i-just-19020488

Covid in Wales: Lockdown tourism businesses fear closure

1 October

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54360522

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

https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2020-10-07/conwy-council-leader-urges-first-minister-to-remove-catastrophic-local-lockdown-travel-restrictions

North Wales lockdowns having ‘dramatic and detrimental’ impact

7 October

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-lockdown-having-dramatic-19061377

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

9 October

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/anti-lockdown-protest-planned-llandudno-19077189

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

15 October

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/lights-out-tourism-despite-extraordinary-19106151

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

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/oct/19/tourism-sector-in-wales-desperate-as-holidays-cancelled-covid-coronavirus-lockdown

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

20 October

https://rhyl.nub.news/n/tourism-boss-vows-to-support-rhyl-businesses-hit-by-covid-19-restrictions

Interview/Message to Wrexham Business Professionals

21 October

https://vimeo.com/470373371

Interview on Radio Merseyside

23 October

Jim Jones

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

26 October 2020

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18821930.tourism-boss-warns-catastrophic-lack-government-support-wrexham/

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

27 October 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-54699347

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

29 October 2020

https://north-wales-business.co.uk/2020/10/29/tourism-boss-warns-of-catastrophic-lack-of-government-support-for-wrexham/

Tourism boss says support is “nowhere near enough”

29 October 2020

https://baysideradio.co.uk/news/tourism-boss-says-support-is-nowhere-near-enough-3000

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

http://www.deeside.com/north-wales-tourism-survey-reveals-40-of-the-regions-firms-will-fold-without-more-covid-aid/

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

30 October 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/covid-hit-north-wales-firms-19191908

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

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-tourists-react-anti-visitor-19279459

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

18 November 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-important-tourism-north-wales-19299636

Christmas Opening Interview – ITV News

23 November 2020

Chris Frost – Chair on ITV News

Welsh Covid business grant application process ‘shambolic’

24 November 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-55050496

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

27 November 2020

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/frustration-welsh-tourism-hospitality-firms-19356033

North Wales firms slam “disproportionate and unjust” covid restrictions

2 December 2020

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18913865.north-wales-firms-slam-disproportionate-unjust-covid-restrictions/

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

4 December 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/welsh-government-response-after-mark-19397107

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

11 December 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/covids-2bn-economic-hit-north-19438224

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

16 December 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/lockdown-shattering-news-retail-hospitality-19472610

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

16 December 2020

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/push-lower-tier-cluster-north-19464896.amp

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

4 January 2021

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/18984871.tourism-chiefs-hopes-north-wales-2021-catastrophic-covid-impact/

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

14 January 2021

https://www-business–live-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/incredible-demand-welsh-government-lockdown-19628549.amp

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

20 Janaury 2021

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/what-pandemic-hit-tourism-sector-19661657

Covid: ‘Crucial’ tourism in Wales reopens by Easter

28 January 2021

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55831947

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

9 February 2021

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/exhausted-parents-need-summer-break-19800521

Welsh hospitality, retail and tourism sectors react to lockdown review

19 February 2021

https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/welsh-hospitality-retail-tourism-sectors-19873205

2021 Budget paves way for brighter days in Wales

3 March 2021

https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/19133188.2021-budget-paves-way-brighter-days-wales/

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

26 March 2021

https://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/19190233.tourism-chief-explains-sense-frustration-amongst-businesses-unable-open-easter-weekend-north-wales

About Eirlys Jones

Eirlys is the Head of Operations at North Wales Tourism and can be contacted at eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or connect with her on LinkedIn you can also follow her on Twitter @EirlysJones5