Some WTA members have reported a modest increase in bookings from overseas but, overall, numbers and spend remain stubbornly lower than the rest of the UK. This was the subject under discussion at the last Senedd Cross Party Group on Tourism, which met in early July. Representatives from the industry and MSes were able to learn more about Visit Wales’s plans and to put forward their suggestions for this market.
The following week, the WTA chair did a number of media interviews on “Wales As A Global Destination”, a report by the Welsh Affairs Select Committee of the UK Parliament. WTA had given oral evidence to the Select Committee
In its own statement in response, Welsh Government dismissed the possibility of Visit Wales becoming an external body
WTA also gave radio interviews on the news that Amsterdam was considering banning cruise ships, raising again the opportunities to discuss attracting more international visitors to Wales.