North Wales Tourism have and are still working hard on behalf it’s members on issues that are affecting the industry.

We are in constant contact with the local MSs and MPs on these issues and are also lobbying side by side and working closely with the Wales Tourism Alliance to drive forward the importance of the industry to the economy of Wales and the effects and implications of these issues on the businesses and industry as a whole. We are also working closely with the local press and media to raise the issues affecting us to make sure the voice of our valuable industry is heard.

Amongst the issues we have undertaken are:

  • 182 Threshold for Self Catering
  • Second Homes
  • Visitor Levy
  • Statutory Licensing
  • Reform of School Year

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; or 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 and following us on our NWTBiz social media platforms (facebook and twitter), all of which are regularly updated.

Attendance at Exhibitions

In March the Go North Wales Team promoted the destination at the British Tourism & Travel Show Birmingham as well as the online Webinario Event with American Travel Agents.  Both events were well attended with plenty of interest in the destination.

Website listing – Updating your Details

Your individual listing on our website is your main opportunity to present your business to the public. However, like any advertising it must be regularly maintained to ensure that it is correct, current and really works for you.

  • When did you last check it?
  • When did you last update it?
  • Are your pictures great?
  • Is your listing better than that of competitors?

Please login and update your entry on  If you have forgotten your password please click on the “forgotten your password” link and enter your registered email address (to reset). If you can’t remember your registered email address, please call 01492 531731 and ask for a member of the digital team alternatively email or visit for assistance with updating your details

Late Availability

Let us help you promote any late availability or midweek deals.

All you have to do is complete the short form here:
Visitors will be able to search through all late availability dates by location and property type from the Go North Wales website. This will also be promoted across our social channels.

Promote your Events

Are you hosting an event in North Wales? Would you like to have exposure on our events section for free? Simply fill out the form on the link below and your event could appear on our webpage.

Facebook/Twitter – Do you Follow Us

Don’t forget, if you are on social media you can follow us on both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @nwtbiz @gonorthwales – so if you have content that you would like us to share,  let us know and we’ll promote it to our audience!  If possible please link to our destination platforms in your posts so that we can see you and share.   Social Media and digital marketing are very important parts of the modern marketing mix and a great way to get your business promoted. Remember, we can’t share your social media stories if we don’t know about them.

NWTBiz Facebook Forum

We have a closed Facebook group specifically for members where you can discuss issues, ask for help as well as support each other in our collected aim to make our region one of the top UK tourist destinations. You will need to request to join this by searching NWTBiz and we will accept you as a member.

Special Offers

All members can create special offers at no cost. They show on the special offers page on the gonorthwales website and it is another sales opportunity that is free to use.
If you would like to submit your offer to include on our website you can do so by login in into your extranet account (instructions on how to do so here) or emailing   Also please remember if you have any availability or late cancellations you would like us to promote please send details to

Would like further promotion of your business?

Why not contact us to find out what other opportunities are available to enhance your promotion on our website.  Opportunities include banner advertising, newsletter, blog, social media collaboration.  Bespoke packages can also be developed to fit with your marketing budget.

For further information on the opportunities available please contact

Go North Wales Promotion – Competition

Go North Wales is continuously promoting competitions on its website and social platforms.

The competition is promoted widely via our competition QR code which can be found on distributed flyers and on the old M&S Window Shop in Llandudno which allows passers-by to scan the QR code on the window which will then direct them to our website to enter their details for the competition. 

We are continually looking for a variety of prizes to offer throughout the year and if you would like to contribute to this please let us know.

In return, we can offer advertising on our website, including a large banner on the competition page and two side banners on our homepage. We will also link to your website and share the email data collected to add to your own mailing list. We will also promote it across our social channels.

Please email if this is of interest.

Let’s Keep In Touch

Our main means of communication with you, our members, is by email.  We send out regular email messages to all members or to specific sections of the membership.  We try to restrict the number of emails to key topics but also send out regular newsletters covering minor topics.  Old copies of newsletters are available online.

In addition to emails, we post short-term news on our closed Facebook Group.

Members’ website –

The members website is another important source of information. Do look at it regularly for information on training courses, offers and discounts, forthcoming meetings and reports on past meetings.  You will also find information about membership, managing your web page, details of the Board, latest research documents and strategies and much more. 

Bookability and Marketing

To help us understand the current position in terms of bookability and marketing of Wales businesses we would appreciate your time in completing this survey.

TXGB is a digital platform that brings together tourism businesses to drive sales and boost productivity by connecting the market in a new and unique way.

It is a free-to-join platform that uses your current booking system to connect you to a wider range of distributors such as Visit Wales and other destination websites. There is no set up costs. You simply pay a 2.5% booking fee to TXGB only on bookings generated – plus commission of the chosen distributor. 

Booking systems already connected to the platform includes: 

  • Bookalet
  • Fareharbor
  • Gemapark
  • Little Hotelier
  • SiteMinder
  • Bookeo
  • TrekkSoft

Using the Tourism Exchange can:

  • provide an easy way of working with more channels without increasing admin, reaching more customers, growing sales, reduce dependency on a single sales channel and reduce commission costs
  • provide access to more distribution channels and to make by-products bookable in national and regional destination marketing campaigns.

For further information on TXGB and to get connected

Booking Integration

If you are with any of the booking companies below and would like to make your entry on bookable then please let us have you ID reference and we will complete this for you. Contact

Are you engaging with Visit Wales Opportunities?

Wales Tourism Product Database (WTPD) – Are you listed on the WTPD database that feeds the Visit Wales website? If you are not, are graded and would like to appear on the website please contact

Do you have a product ready to sell to the Travel Trade and Business Events market? If so, you could also be included on these separate websites.,

Working with the B2B markets on Travel Trade and Business Events, provides a great opportunity to attract a wider global reach from new and existing markets to your tourism business. ​

​By establishing effective relationships with key tour operators, travel agents, business event buyers, business event planners and agencies, and engaging a mix of distribution partners, you can find an effective route to market and reach your target audiences.

To learn more about how you can get involved in Visit Wales Travel Trade and Business Events promotion please email

Wales Revenue Authority Survey

Please see below links to a Wales Revenue Authority Survey on the Visitor Levy – the deadline for response to this is the 19th April.

The aim of the survey is to get information on the likely costs to business of administering the levy and will be used to inform the Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Visitor Levy Bill. This is an opportunity for you to provide your knowledge of the impact to your businesses and the sector.

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Wales Tourism Alliance appoints a new Consultant Advocate

The Wales Tourism Alliance have appointed a new Consultant Advocate from 1st April 2024. Lisa Francis served a term as an elected member of the then National Assembly for Wales and was her party’s spokesperson for tourism, transport, culture and Welsh language, with further responsibility for developing the Assembly’s own procedural rules.

A Welsh-speaker and former proprietor of the Queensbridge Hotel in Aberystwyth, she was also a Director of Mid Wales Tourism and Tourism Advisor to Nominet UK. She has worked with an AM and MP, supporting them with research, media and constituents’ casework and, as a freelancer, offered bespoke advice to small tourism businesses caught up in the complicated interest rate swap scandal.

Lisa Francis replaces long standing Policy Advocate, Adrian Greason-Walker, as of the 1st April 2024.

First Minister Vaughan Gething announces new Welsh Government Cabinet

  • First Minister – Vaughan Gething
  • Counsel General-designate – Mick Antoniw MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy & Welsh Language – Jeremy Miles MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Care – Eluned Morgan MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution & Cabinet Office – Rebecca Evans MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government & Planning – Julie James MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Education – Lynne Neagle MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport – Ken Skates MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change & Rural Affairs – Huw Irranca Davies MS
  • Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice – Lesley Griffiths
  • Chief Whip & Trefnydd – Jane Hutt MS
  • Minister for Social Partnership – Hannah Blythyn MS
  • Minister for Mental Health & Early Years – Jayne Bryant MS
  • Minister for Social Care – Dawn Bowden MS

New Workplace Regulations

New regulations have come into force in Wales, which aim to improve the quantity and quality of recycling and may affect you if you work in the waste industry in Wales or are the occupier of a non-domestic premises.

The Separation Requirements, also known as the Workplace Recycling Regulations, mean that from 6th April 2024:

  • All occupiers of non-domestic premises must present the following specified materials separately for collection.
  • Waste collectors must collect the specified materials separately from non-domestic premises
  • There should be no onward mixing of those separately collected materials

The materials specified in the regulations are:

  • Glass;
  • Cartons and similar, metal and plastic;
  • Paper and card;
  • Food waste from premises that produce 5 kilogrammes or more of food waste in seven consecutive days;
  • Unsold small waste electrical and electronic equipment;
  • Unsold textiles;

In addition to this, the new regulations also extend existing bans to landfill and incineration:

Landfill bans:

  • Bans to landfill of the listed separately collected materials
  • All separately collected sWEEE (not just unsold)
  • All separately collected textiles (not just unsold)
  • All waste wood to landfill

Incineration bans:

  • Bans to incineration of the listed separately collected materials
  • All separately collected sWEEE (not just unsold)

For detailed practical guidance on the separation requirements under the Workplace Recycling Regulations please refer to the latest version of the separate collection of waste materials for recycling: a code of practice for wales |

If you have any questions that are not answered in the Code of Practice please email:

Purchasing for Business

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Purchasing for Business – a new North Wales Tourism Supplier member, bringing you great savings on a wide range of products & services.

Purchasing for Business are a purchasing group that provide a wide range of benefits to all types of businesses. They work with over 5,000 businesses of all sizes from the hospitality, leisure, self-catering, retail, professional services sectors and many more, to save money, increase profits and so much more, including:

  • Great cost savings on a wide range of products & services
  • Preferred pricing and exclusive discounts with their suppliers
  • Access to their strong and growing buying-power
  • Providing top buying tips for a wide range of products and services 

It is completely FREE to join for all North Wales Tourism Members- to find out more please click here

Net Zero North Wales

Following on from the Net Zero North Wales Network session in February, the next session is set for the 25th April 2024 at Pontio, Deiniol Rd, Bangor LL57 2TQ.

The session includes lunch, Expo and networking from 12.30pm with the meeting start at 1.30pm till 3.30pm.

Speaker/Presenters/Expo so far include Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Welsh Government’s NEW £20m capital fund to support SMEs (in retail, hospitality & leisure), Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, CITB, the Roberts Group, Outwrite PR, the latest field visit for our Net Zero Ambassadors to Harlech Foodservice, , Xplore! , RTC North, Medru and Bangor University.

This session also features samples of locally produced food and drink from Purple Moose, Dragon Cheese, Conwy Kombucha and Siwgr a Sbeis.

To recap on the Net Zero North Wales network, the idea is a straightforward one, bring together key businesses from across the North Wales private sector along with business representative bodies/local fora and not for profit organisations/Universities/Colleges, around the key elements of delivering decarbonisation and supporting our Journey to Net Zero.

The network shares best practice and advice across businesses/sectors and pulls in and highlights the support and services that are available from public sector bodies and others (at local, regional and national Wales/UK Levels).

To book your place and for lunch preferences, please click here.

The Net Zero North Wales Network is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and is supported by Gwynedd Council and Conwy County Borough Council


Yn dilyn sesiwn Rhwydwaith Net Zero North Wales ym mis Chwefror, rydym wedi trefnu y cyfarfod nesaf ar gyfer 25 Ebrill 2024 yn Pontio, Ffordd Deiniol, Bangor LL57 2TQ.

Mae’r sesiwn yn cynnwys cinio, Expo a chyfle i rwydweithio o 12.30pm gyda’r cyfarfod rhwng 1.30pm a 3.30pm.

Dyma’r Siaradwyr/Cyflwynwyr/Themâu/Expo: Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Cronfa gyfalaf NEWYDD gwerth £20m gan Lywodraeth Cymru i gefnogi busnesau bach a chanolig (mewn manwerthu, lletygarwch a hamdden), Distyllfa Wisgi Aber Falls,  CITB, gwybodaeth am ymweliad maes diweddaraf ein Llysgenhadon Sero Net i Harlech Food Service, Llywodraeth Cymru, Xplore! , Outwrite PR, Roberts Group, RTC North, Medru a Prifysgol Bangor.

Mae’r sesiwn hon hefyd yn cynnwys samplau o fwyd a gynhyrchwyd yn lleol gan Bragdy Mŵs Piws, Caws Dragon, Conwy Kombucha a Siwgr a Sbeis.

Mae’r syniad y tu ôl i Rwydwaith Net Zero North Wales yn un syml – sef dod â busnesau allweddol o bob rhan o’r sector preifat yng ngogledd Cymru ynghyd â chyrff sy’n cynrychioli busnesau/fforymau/ mudiadau nid-er-elw/Prifysgolion a Cholegau lleol i drafod yr elfennau pwysicaf yn ymwneud â datgarboneiddio a chefnogi ein taith tuag at Sero Net.

Mae’r rhwydwaith yn rhannu arferion gorau a chyngor ar draws busnesau/sectorau ac yn tynnu sylw at y cymorth a’r gwasanaethau sydd ar gael gan gyrff yn y sector cyhoeddus ac eraill (ar lefel leol, ranbarthol a chenedlaethol Cymru/y DU).

I gadarnhau eich lle a’ch dewisiadau o ran cinio, cliciwch yma.

Mae’r Rhwydwaith Net Zero North Wales yn cael ei ariannu gan Lywodraeth y DU, drwy Gronfa Ffyniant Gyffredin y DU, a’i gefnogi gan Gyngor Gwynedd a Chyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy

Navigating workforce and skills challenges in North Wales /  
Taclo heriau gweithlu a sgiliau yng Ngogledd Cymru

The Regional Skills Partnership is delighted to invite you to an event especially for North Wales employers.

Date: 26th of April, 09:00 – 13:00
Location: Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Guest speakers and workshops will focus on finding, developing, and retaining talent within the workforce.

We’re delighted that Craig Weeks, Director of Operations at JCB North Wales will join us as our keynote speaker.

With a choice of insightful breakout session, this is also an opportunity to learn how to navigate your business or organisation through today’s employment challenges.

To register for the event or find out more, please visit eventbrite:


Mae’n bleser gan y Bartneriaeth Sgiliau Rhanbarthol eich gwahodd i digwyddiad arbennig ar gyfer cyflogwyr yng Ngogledd Cymru.

Dyddiad: 26ain o Ebrill, 09:00 – 13:00
Lleoliad: Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Bydd siaradwyr a gweithdai yn canolbwyntio ar ddarganfod, datblygu a chadw gweithlu.

Rydym yn falch o allu cyhoeddi mai Craig Weeks, Rheolwr Gweithredu JCB Gogledd Cymru fydd ein prif siaradwr gwadd eleni.

Gyda dewis o weithdai difyr hefyd, dyma’ch cyfle i ddysgu sut i lywio eich busnes neu’ch sefydliad drwy heriau o gyflogi yn hinsawdd economaidd heddiw.

I gofrestru ar gyfer y digwyddiad neu i ddarganfod mwy, ewch i eventbrite:

Invitation to Collaborate / Gwahoddiad i Gydweithio

Join us in shaping the future of hospitality and tourism in North Wales as the final Spoke Partner of the Tourism Talent Network (TTN). By becoming a part of this visionary project, you’ll contribute to the establishment of a distinctive Hospitality & Tourism campus, ensuring the region remains at the forefront of this rapidly growing sector.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, in collaboration with Ambition North Wales, is sponsoring the Growth Deal Project – Tourism Talent Network (working title) which requires a match funding** contribution of £435,000, with a maximum growth deal allocation of £1 million.

As a Spoke Partner, you will collaborate with the state of the art Centre of Excellence at the esteemed Coleg Llandrillo and our exceptional partners Zip World, Portmeirion, National Trust, and Snowdonia Hospitality & Leisure Ltd. Together, we aim to elevate the standards of education and training, offering high-quality programs in Further Education, Higher Education, and Apprenticeships.

The TTN is dedicated to sustainable business models and cutting-edge resources, providing transformative opportunities that fuel economic growth and drive innovation in the sector. By joining us, you’ll play a crucial role in equipping the future workforce with the digital-age skills necessary for success, with a particular focus on sustainable tourism and hospitality.

Be a catalyst for change and inspiration. Join the Tourism Talent Network to help us achieve our primary goal of inspiring fresh talent to enter the hospitality and tourism sector, all while preserving the rich language, culture, and heritage of North Wales.

Interested businesses wishing to be considered as the final Spoke partner are asked to email by Friday 10th May further information will be provided.
For information, the overall process closing date is Friday 31st May 2024.

**Match funding is the capital expenditure to deliver the scope of the agreed Full Business Case (FBC) in addition to the contribution made by the Growth Deal. If the match funding is to be provided through debt (e.g. loan) then the business case must demonstrate in the financial case that the project can afford to repay the loan and associated interest costs. If the match funding is provided via secured debt, Ambition North Wales should be notified and will require consideration by their legal advisors


Mae Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, mewn cydweithrediad ag Uchelgais Gogledd Cymru, yn noddi prosiect Rhwydwaith Talent Twristiaeth (teitl gwaith) y Fargen Twf sy’n gofyn am gyfraniad arian cyfatebol* o £435,000, gydag uchafswm dyraniad y fargen twf yn £1 miliwn. Ymunwch â ni i lunio dyfodol twristiaeth a lletygarwch yng ngogledd Cymru fel Partner Lloeren terfynol y Rhwydwaith Talent Twristiaeth (y Rhwydwaith). Trwy ddod yn rhan o’r prosiect arloesol hwn, byddwch yn cyfrannu at sefydlu campws penodol ar gyfer Twristiaeth a Lletygarwch ac yn sicrhau bod y rhanbarth yn parhau i fod yn flaenllaw mewn sector sy’n tyfu’n gyflym.

Fel Partner Lloeren, byddwch yn cydweithio â’r Ganolfan Ragoriaeth yng Ngholeg Llandrillo, a’n partneriaid arbennig yn Zip World, Portmeirion, Yr Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol, a Snowdonia Hospitality & Leisure Ltd. Gyda’n gilydd, ein bwriad yw codi safonau addysg a hyfforddiant, gan gynnig rhaglenni Addysg Bellach, Addysg Uwch, a Phrentisiaethau o ansawdd uchel.

Mae’r Rhwydwaith wedi ymroi i fodelau busnes cynaliadwy ac adnoddau blaengar, ac i ddarparu cyfleoedd trawsnewidiol a fydd yn hybu twf economaidd a meithrin arloesedd yn y sector. Drwy ymuno â ni, byddwch yn chwarae rhan hanfodol yn y gwaith o arfogi gweithlu’r dyfodol â’r sgiliau digidol sydd eu hangen i lwyddo, gan ganolbwyntio’n benodol ar dwristiaeth a lletygarwch cynaliadwy.

Byddwch yn gatalydd ar gyfer ysbrydoli a newid. Ymunwch â’r Rhwydwaith Talent Twristiaeth i’n helpu i gyflawni ein prif nod o annog talentau newydd i ymuno â’r sector twristiaeth a lletygarwch, gan ddiogelu iaith, diwylliant a threftadaeth gogledd Cymru.

Gofynnir i fusnesau â diddordeb sy’n dymuno cael eu hystyried fel y partner Llefarydd terfynol anfon e-bost at erbyn dydd Gwener 10 Mai, bydd rhagor o wybodaeth yn cael ei darparu.  Er gwybodaeth, dyddiad cau cyffredinol y broses yw dydd Gwener 31 Mai 2024.

**Ariannu cyfatebol yw’r gwariant cyfalaf sydd ei angen i gyflawni cwmpas yr Achos Busnes Llawn y cytunwyd arno yn ychwanegol at y cyfraniad a wneir gan y Fargen Twf. Os yw’r arian cyfatebol i’w ddarparu trwy ddyled (e.e. benthyciad) yna mae’n rhaid i’r achos busnes ddangos yn yr achos ariannol y gall y prosiect fforddio ad-dalu’r benthyciad a’r costau llog cysylltiedig. Os yw’r arian cyfatebol yn cael ei ddarparu drwy ddyled wedi’i gwarantu, dylid hysbysu Uchelgais Gogledd Cymru a bydd angen i’w hymgynghorwyr cyfreithiol ystyried y mater.

Let Your Guests Experience the Magic of Penderyn Distillery in Llandudno with 50% off* tours!

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Llandudno lies a hidden gem waiting to be explored – Penderyn Distillery. Whether they’re seasoned whisky aficionados or just beginning to appreciate the nuances of this fine spirit, a visit to Penderyn Distillery Llandudno promises an unforgettable journey through the art and science of producing Welsh Whisky.

A Distillery Tour Like No Other: Once they’ve stepped inside the distillery on Lloyd Street, Llandudno, they’ll embark on an hour-long sensory adventure like no other. Penderyn’s expert tour guides will take them through each stage of the Welsh whisky-making process, from the barley to the final maturation stages. They’ll feel the warmth of Penderyn’s unique Faraday still, inhale the rich aromas as they walk through the operational distillery hall, and marvel at the intricate machinery that brings Penderyn’s spirits to life.

Taste the Spirit of Wales: Of course, no visit to Penderyn Distillery would be complete without indulging in a tasting of their exquisite whiskies. The tour finishes in their beautiful Tasting Bar where guests will have the chance to sample two spirits from a selection of Penderyn Distillery’s award-winning expressions, each bursting with character and flavour. From the smooth sweetness of their Madeira-finished whisky to the subtle complexity of their peated offering, there’s something to delight every palate. And for those who would prefer to try something different, they also have their delicious gins, vodka, rums and Welsh cream liqueur available too.

Planning a Visit: Let your guests discover the magic of Welsh Whisky at Penderyn Distillery Llandudno Lloyd Street with 50% off* the standard distillery tour price (they’ll need to use the code: GNW50T* when booking to secure the discount) Visits can be booked via their website:

*Offer valid until 30th June 2024, the code GNW50T must be entered online at the point of booking. Click “Apply Promo or Voucher” to bring up the “Promo / Voucher” box. Enter the code in the box and click “Apply”. The discount will automatically appear on the next screen once they click “Continue”.

We have been helping so many tourism businesses of late and still offering FREE energy saving surveys for members. We have just finished 320 panels for Mostyn Estates at the former M&S Building in Llandudno. We are now working alongside a company who can assist with any grants that could be suitable for your business to get Solar and other products installed. It is worth picking up the phone and seeing if we can help you.

Contact Emma on 01492 499002 or for a free survey or information on possible grants

We can now help holiday cottage owners on changeover days with our New Turbo Heater for their hot tub. It can heat a standard hot tub from cold to 38 degrees in just over an hour! This now also allows for same day bookings! Plus the cost to heat your hot tub with your turbo heater, could be a saving of up to 50% depending on your tariff.

Contact for more information on this latest innovation.

Condor Hotels Hospitality Services Brochure

Condor Hotels is delighted to announce its brand new Hospitality Services brochure for 2024. Showcasing the full breadth of services they now offer to support the hospitality industry in the UK. Every property is unique, and the new brochure is designed to help both investors and property owners alike to identify what services are important and applicable for them.

The new brochure also includes their latest pricing for all of services so you’re not left guessing. To acquire their new brochure, please visit their website .

Virgin Experience Days

Virgin Experience Days are currently on the lookout for the most extraordinary experiences in North Wales to add to their platform. They would be really interested in promoting and selling your accommodation experiences via the Virgin Experience Days website. If you think this could be of interest to you, please see the below link for further information on the way that they operate, the channels they work with and how they can promote your experience.

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