Denbighshire’s Tourism Team are celebrating Wales Tourism Week with the release of a legendary film, website and brand new Tourist Information Point.
The new film has been produced as part of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends campaign and showcases the variety of tourism attractions and landmarks in the county including Moel Famau, Coed Llandegla Forest, Castell Dinas Bran, Pro Kitesurfing, Penycloddiau, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin Gaol, Denbigh Castle and the Rhug Estate.
The Rhug Estate is also home to a new Tourist Information Point to make visitor information about Denbighshire’s main attractions more widely available to visitors.
The project has been a partnership approach with Corwen Business Group providing a trailer, Rhug Estate providing a prime site close to their restaurant and shop, and Denbighshire County Council bringing the project together.
Visitors to Rhug will be provided with information about Corwen and the surrounding area designed to encourage them to visit one of Denbighshire’s key historical towns.
Ian Lebbon, Chair of the Denbighshire Destination Partnership, said: “This is a great example of how organisations are working together locally to boost the industry and place Denbighshire firmly on the visitor map.
“Tourism plays a vital part in Denbighshire’s economy, with a total economic impact in 2015 of over £450 million and nearly 6 million visits made. Over 6,000 full time jobs were supported by tourism spend, an increase of 7.4% compared to the previous year.
“We have a wealth of attractions, facilities and services available in the county and we need to capitalise on opportunities such as Wales Tourism Week to help promote the county far and wide”.
Ian West of Corwen and District's Business Association said: "the Association was delighted to provide the trailer for this joint venture with Denbighshire County Council and Rhug to promote the growth of tourism in Denbighshire. We hope that this will bring increased visitor numbers to Corwen and nearby areas."
Wales Tourism Week takes place from 15-21 May, to raise the profile of the tourism industry and to highlight its huge revenue generating value. The theme this year will focus on the opportunities it provides for jobs and careers.
Adrian Barsby, from Wales Tourism Alliance coordinators of Wales Tourism Week said:
“Wales Tourism Week provides a platform for all of us involved within tourism and the wider visitor economy to celebrate the wonderful and varied career opportunities available throughout the myriad of companies and organisations that give visitors to Wales and Denbighshire lasting memories and inspiration to return time and time again whilst learning about and experiencing Wales unique, culture, history, landscapes and of course legends!”
Llangollen Tourist Information Centre will be joining in with the weeks’ celebrations with professional String Duo 'Cariad' performing in the Centre on Saturday May 20th, 2pm - 4pm.
Take a look at the new film and website at www.discoverdenbighshire.wales