Friday, 21 November 2014

ETC reports European tourism resilient

Data for January-September 2014 showed a very positive picture for destinations in Europe, with growth spread across virtually all reporting destinations. Among Europe’s top 10 destinations by international tourist arrivals, Spain, the second most visited destination, has grown by 9% through August, on top of nearly 61m visits reported for 2013. Turkey, ranked number four, mirrors this performance with a 7% increase. Germany, Europe’s fifth most visited destination, has continued its strong track record with current performance at 5%. Greece, number 10, has grown by 16%, partly thanks to the recovery of business travel. Source markets in Europe were the strongest... Read More

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Opportunity to register your Welsh business on .cymru and .wales

The Welsh Business Priority Scheme has been launched to give businesses the option of a dedicated Welsh web address using .cymru and .wales domain names. Up until now, Welsh business and consumers have not had the option of a dedicated Welsh web address and more often than not desired domain names in the .com and space have been snapped up. We’re all used to busy .com, .org and domains, but the list of choices ‘after the dot’ has just got bigger. Since 3 November, Welsh businesses have been able to register their business names, enabling them to promote their association... Read More

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Release of Tourism Report by National Assembly for Wales

The Enterprise and Business Committee report on Tourism has been released today, 20 November 2014. The report makes 28 recommendations to the Welsh Government and the tourism industry in Wales. The terms of reference can be found by following the link A full copy of the report in Welsh and English is attached.... Read More

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Community and Ancillary sales Notices (CAN) Consultation

The Home Office has released a consultation on Community and Ancillary sales Notices (CAN). This proposal would allow community groups and “small accommodation providers” to sell “limited amounts of alcohol” (it’s to be determined what both these terms mean) to customers for a nominal fee rather than going through the normal licensing regime.

The new Notice needs to be as inclusive as possible of different accommodation types. It is relatively short consultation and open until 9th December  - Please send comments to Adrian Greason-Walker at for inclusion in the WTA response. Consultation document attached. Read More

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  • WTA Quarterly members meeting 26 March 2015 Time: 2pm start. A light lunch will be served between 1pm and 2pm. Venue: Meeting room 5, Media Resource Centre (MRC) Oxford...
  • Visit Wales Roadshow 24 November Marketing Wales 2015 St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Chepstow 10am-4pm To book
    24 November 2014
  • Visit Wales Roadshow 25 November Marketing Wales 2015 Machynys Golf Club, Llanelli 10am-4pm To book
    25 November 2014
  • Visit Wales Roadshow 26 November Marketing Wales 2015 Elephant & Castle Hotel, Newtown 10am-4pm To book
    26 November 2014
More Events
  • ETC reports European tourism resilient.Data released for period Jan to Sept 2014.
    21 Nov 2014
  • Community and Ancillary sales Notices (CAN) Home Office Consultation -
    21 Nov 2014
  • Release today of Tourism Report by National Assembly for Wales Enterprise and Business Committee
    20 Nov 2014
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