New smoking laws are being introduced in Wales which affects the tourism industry.
From 1 March 2022, all hotels, guesthouses, inns, hostels and members’ clubs must be smoke-free and will no longer be able to offer designated smoking bedrooms.
All self-contained holiday and temporary accommodation, such as cottages, caravans, chalets and other short term lettings accommodation will also be no smoking. Owners should therefore have prepared for conversion any of their smoking accommodation/designated smoking bedrooms to smoke-free ready for 1 March 2022 – after this date it will be against the law to smoke in these areas and a fine could be issued.
Further information on how these changes affects the tourism industry can be found on https://gov.wales/smoke-free-law-guidance-changes-march-2021-html#section-58258