Tourism and hospitality organisations have offered the Welsh Government their expert insight to protect legitimate self-catering holiday businesses from unintended consequences of proposals to clamp down on second home ownership in Wales.
The Welsh Government has been warned that some businesses across Wales could be forced to close as an unintended consequence of proposed radical new taxation rules which are planned to be introduced next year.
More first time visitors discovered Mid Wales as a tourist destination this year due to the staycation boom, an annual meeting was told.
The Wales Tourism Alliance, which speaks for different types of tourism businesses across the whole of Wales, has criticised the new Labour/Plaid Cymru Co-Operation Agreement’s approach to tourism.
The Mid Wales tourism industry has been urged to grasp the air of staycation positivity that is engulfing the region to make it one of the UK’s most desirable leisure destinations.
The Welsh Government is being urged to prioritise support for business rates, staffing, training and specific capital investment in Wales’ tourism sector with the money it receives from UK Government’s Budget.
An impressive line-up of speakers has been secured for the 2021 Mid Wales Tourism and Hospitality Conference will be held at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on November 9.
Members of the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA) have given a blunt “No way” reaction to the Welsh Government’s proposed tourism tax.
First Minister Mark Drakeford has claimed that the tax, charged to people visiting Wales, would benefit the tourism industry. But members of the WTA, which represents all sectors of tourism industry in Wales, disagree.
Tourism leaders in Mid Wales have welcomed today’s Welsh Government’s decision to reopen indoor hospitality and the wider tourism sector on May 17.
First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the plans to lift lockdown restrictions on hospitality and tourism following a call from the Covid-19 Tourism Taskforce, set up by Welsh Government, to bring forward the reopening dates in line with England and Scotland. The taskforce represents the hospitality and tourism industry in Wales.
Tourism leaders in Mid Wales have backed a call by a Welsh Government taskforce to bring forward the reopening of indoor hospitality and the wider tourism sector.
Under the existing plans for Wales, outdoor hospitality and tourism are set to reopen on April 26, with indoor hospitality and indoor tourism attractions earmarked for the end of May.