Tourism

Food lovers have a ball

The delicacies on offer at a top food festival included sheep’s’ testicles and a host of creepy crawlies. One of the most popular sessions at the Llangollen Food Festival was a cookery demonstration by chef Jack Hatley who cooked up a storm making the lamb fries and dishes using insects such as grasshoppers and meal worms. […]

Chef to the stars will champion local produce at world famous food festival

A former royal chef and another who worked at the iconic Sydney Opera House are joining forces to champion local produce at a food festival. Graham Tinsley MBE, who has tickled the taste buds of world leaders, the Queen and Prince Charles on numerous occasions, will be showcasing local talent as well as the best of […]

High-flying travel boss will champion Wrexham at business leaders event

A HIGH-FLYING travel firm boss who has created more than 50 jobs in less than a year will tell Wrexham business leaders how his 35-store empire remains rooted in the heart of the town. Don Bircham, Managing Director of Hays Travel North West, will share the secrets of his success with members of an influential […]

Wonders of North East Wales brought to digital life in world first project

The birthplace of Wales’s greatest ever footballer, the home of its last prince and its most famous shrine are three of North East Wales’s most iconic locations being brought to life in a world first project. A network of Digital Trails accessible to mobile phones and tablets has been set up across the rural areas […]

North Wales travel firm completes phase of £1M store refurb programme

A FAST-GROWING North Wales travel firm has completed the next phase of a £1m store refurbishment programme. Bosses at Hays Travel North West, which has its head office in Wrexham, have finished a £200,000 transformation at three branches including the Mold store which was the first travel agency to be opened by Managing Director Don […]

Historic twinning agreement writes new chapter in history of two famous castles

Conwy’s iconic castle has undergone the first stage of an historic twinning link with the ancient Himeji Castle in Japan which featured in the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice. The mayors of the two communities have  signed an agreement in the form of an illuminated manuscript as part of an initiative which is […]

New zero commission booking service will boost tourism in Gwynedd

A tourism organisation has launched a new zero commission booking service for hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in Gwynedd. The GoDirect scheme was created by North Wales Tourism as a regional alternative to online travel agencies like lastminute.com and Trivago. The benefit for hotels, B and Bs and self-catering accommodation across North Wales is […]

UK’s poshest hostel is ready to rock under new owners

A couple from London have quit the life of finance and fashion to relaunch the £1 million Snowdonia backpackers hostel dubbed the UK’s poshest. Proud North Walian Christian Wynne gave up his financial services career in London along with his fashion designer wife Annie to buy the luxurious five-star Plas Curig hostel in Capel Curig. […]

North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

THE UK’S fastest growing independent travel firm has launched a major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices. Hays Travel North West, which has 29 branches across North Wales and the North West including its head office in Wrexham’s Lord Street and branches in Flint, Connah’s Quay, Mold, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, is looking for […]