Voice of the Tourism Industry
The Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA) was formed when the National Assembly for Wales was established and the responsibility for tourism was devolved from Westminster to Cardiff. It has evolved over the years and is now widely recognised as the voice of the industry in Wales.
Our role is to inform and forward the views and needs of the tourism community to the Welsh Government, the Business Minister (whose portfolio includes tourism) and to Westminster (on non devolved issues). We do this by meeting face to face with both Assembly Members and Welsh MPs on a regular basis, so that they receive industry input direct.
The WTA works through:
Debate: We ensure that the industry is involved in the decision making process by stimulating debate on current issues - on-line via this web presence; at industry meetings and through a programme of WTA events including our annual conference.
Consultation: We proactively prioritise, raise and develop key issues (link to resource library) via consultation with the industry, the Assembly, Visit Wales and our UK partners in relation to UK matters. The WTA also responds to formal Government consultations where we believe there is likely to be a significant financial or resource implication for the industry.
Partnership: via its constituent member organisations the WTA aims to link sectors and raise common issues with politicians and government. The WTA executive and members include pan UK, pan Wales and regional organisations and the WTA thereby represents some 7000 tourism businesses, covering all the major sectors of the industry.
If you wish to join the debate, register today to follow our news and debates on line.
WTA membership is made up of national and regional tourism-related organisations from the length and breadth of Wales. Identifying and championing strategic issues is essential to the continuing success of tourism in Wales and forms the main drive behind our work.
The Executive Board meets bi-monthly and holds quarterly general members' meetings with all member organisations representatives. Each executive member champions issues relating specifically to their sector. On sectoral issues please contact the relevant member of the executive Committee:
Chris Osborne – Chair – email@example.com
Huw Pendleton – Caravan Sector - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Burrell – Self Catering Sector – email@example.com
Elyse Waddy – Serviced Sector - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Bristow – Attractions - email@example.com
Paul Donovan - Activities - firstname.lastname@example.org
Esther Roberts – Regional Tourism Companies – email@example.com
John Walsh-Heron – Tourism Training - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Greason-Walker – Executive Director - email@example.com
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