Tourism

Agonising wait over as Jo confirmed as fastest truffle maker on the planet

A top chocolatier has finally been confirmed as the fastest truffle maker on the planet – after an agonising wait. The record set by Jo Edwards in front of a huge crowd at last year’s Llangollen Food Festival has only just been ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records. She made 49 truffles in […]

Royal chef will champion “world class” North Wales produce

A celebrity chef who has cooked regularly for royalty and government leaders says North Wales produces some of the best food in the world. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has prepared dishes for the Queen and Prince Charles on at least a dozen occasions and also created St David’s Day feasts at 10 Downing Street, can’t […]

The mystery of the missing Rubens inspired masterpiece at Soughton Hall Hotel

THE owner of a Downton Abbey-style historic hotel is trying to solve the mystery of a missing masterpiece thought to be have been from the school of the 16th century Dutch artist, Rubens. The giant oil painting once adorned an entire wall in one of the first floor rooms at Soughton Hall Hotel, near Northop, […]

Print is alive and kicking as leaflet delivery firm expands

The biggest tourism leaflet distribution company in North Wales is set to break through the 150,000 million barrier this year – and it’s getting even bigger. The operation was established by North Wales Tourism 26 years ago and is confounding doom-mongers by still going strong despite the growing influence of digital marketing. It delivers promotional […]

High-flying travel agency lands top industry award

A high flying travel agency business has landed a top industry honour after a major expansion. Businesswoman Nia Hughes, who runs Orme Travel in Rhos-on-Sea, received a special recognition award at the 2017 Global Travel Group conference of independent agencies, held in Spain. After five years of consistent growth from her base in Penrhyn Bay, […]

Food festival serves up £8m boost to mark 20th anniversary

One of the first food festivals in Wales is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of stallholders and an £8 million boost for the economy. Llangollen Food Festival was founded in 1997 and pioneered food tourism by creating a shop window for home grown producers. Since then the event has gone from strength […]

Trailer firm helped get rock legend Bono up up and away over Burma

Europe’s top trailer maker helped rock superstar Bono take a memorable sightseeing balloon flight over the Burmese lake said to be one of the world’s top beauty spots. The company which arranged the unforgettable trip for the Irish singer and his family has a fleet of Ifor Williams trailers to transport its dozen balloons and […]

Summer gardens spectacular blooms into action

A spectacular 16-day event showcasing the gardens which are the jewels in the crown of Gwynedd has got underway. Among the stars of the Festival of Gardens North Wales are Plas Yn Rhiw at Pwllheli, Aber Arto Hall in Llanbedr, Plas Glyn y Weddw in Llanbedrog, Plan Tan y Blwch near Maentwrog, Portmeirion abd Plas […]