Sadly, another great supporter of our industry has passed away in recent days. We are very much saddened at the loss of a very well-respected friend and colleague, Jonathan Jones. Jonathan (Jo) Jones led the then Wales Tourist Board (WTB) team as Chief Executive from 1999 - 2006 and then as Welsh Government’s (Visit Wales) Director of Tourism and Marketing from April 2006 - July 2012. From there he became Director of the Welsh Government office, London and retired in August 2013, though continued to be part of the tourism industry as an Independent Tourism Consultant, until the present day. In 2012 Jo received the CBE in the Queen's Honours List and said at the time, that he accepted the honour on behalf of "everyone who works so hard in the tourism industry in Wales. Without their support, it would be impossible to achieve what I do".
We will all remember him as an absolute professional and ambassador for our country and as a good friend with innate communications skills and a twinkle in his eye!