Staycations help tourism battle back from coronavirus crisis

Europe’s largest supplier of historical arms and armour says the boom in staycations is helping tourism in Conwy to battle back from the coronavirus crisis. According to Toby Tunstall, who manages The Knight Shop, in Conwy, the collapse of the so-called air bridges has led to an increase in the number of families looking for […]

Boost for hospice after Llandudno’s goats put town on global map AGAIN

Wild goats whose cheeky antics in the empty streets of locked down Llandudno were beamed around the world have become global stars again – in a new media campaign by luxury motor brand Jeep. The herd of Kashmiri goats – which won the town a legion of new celebrity fans including US talk show host […]

Time running out to save the North Wales tourism industry

An expert says the famous Welsh welcome or Croeso will play a key role in reviving the crisis-hit tourism industry in North Wales – but time is running out with 12,500 jobs at stake. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, believes the remaining four weeks of the summer season will be crucial […]

Coronavirus costs £100m in lost Easter takings

The coronavirus lockdown has cost tourism in North Wales £100 million in lost takings over the Easter bank holiday weekend, it’s been revealed. Jim Jones, the chief executive of North Wales Tourism, says many tourism businesses were telling them they may not survive the economic carnage caused by the pandemic. Traditionally, Easter marked the beginning […]

Mold couple look back on 20 year journey with their travel firm

A COUPLE from Mold are looking back on a 20-year journey with their high flying independent travel firm which booked a record £100m worth of holidays last year. Don Bircham and Ruth Ward of Hays Travel North West opened up their first branch on The Cross in Mold in January 2000. It remains one of […]

Famous five adventure firms kick start campaign with promise of 500 new jobs

A major tourism campaign to promote North Wales as the Adventure Capital of Europe has been boosted by news that five top attractions are planning to invest £30 million and create 500 new jobs over the next five years. The famous five – Adventure Parc Snowdonia, GreenWood Family Park, Llechwedd, RibRide and Zip World – […]

Travel bosses party with Peter Andre after scooping top award

Bosses from a North Wales-based independent travel agency partied with Peter Andre after scooping a top award for the third year running at a prestigious industry conference. Don Bircham and Lindsey Barber of Hays Travel North West, which has its head office in Wrexham and runs stores across North Wales including Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Mold, […]

Special award for narrowboat legend Peter

A narrowboat legend was honoured at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Over the years Peter Jones, proprietor of Jones the Boats, has ferried tens of thousands of passengers over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is a World Heritage Site. But after more than 25 years, the 83-year-old […]