As another school holiday ends, the media has over the summer been keen to discuss Welsh Government (WG) plans for changing the school year. The purpose of any reform is to improve educational outcomes for children and young people. Wales currently lies behind other countries, including within the UK, on a number of indicators. The WTA was included in the scoping exercise at the beginning of policy development and was disappointed to see the findings of the initial exercise. We have been reassured that the proposals in the “Beaufort Report” were just a starting point and that radical change is very unlikely. WG recognises that tourism would be affected by any changes and has offered an open door to any businesses who might want to contact them directly; members have received the contact details. The WTA is in regular contact with officials and has argued that early indications of the industry’s perspective need to be taken into account before the consultation document is finalised. No start date for the consultation process has been published.