Tourism

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 […]

Blooming marvellous festival attracts thousands of green-fingered tourists

Thousands of green fingered tourists will be heading to North Wales for a spectacular 16-day festival of gardens. A packed programme of events, ranging from behind the scenes guided tours and photography competitions to a squirrel watch and a vintage car rally will be staged as part of the Festival of Gardens North Wales. The […]

Summer gardens spectacular could bloom into £2m bonus for North Wales

A spectacular 16-day event showcasing gardens which are the jewels in the crown of North Wales could plough up to £2 million into the region this summer. Last year’s inaugural Festival of Gardens North Wales brought almost 44,000 visitors flocking to the beauty spots involved. And based on Welsh Government figures for average tourist spend […]

New golf festival is fair way to help take a swing at £4 billion market

A major new campaign is being launched in North Wales to tap into the UK’s £4 billion golf market. North Wales Tourism have organised a brand new golf festival and produced a pocket guide showcasing the best places to play the game, how to find them, the top spots to stay on a golfing break and includes […]

Japanese travel bosses set sights on North Wales

North Wales is set to see a boom in Japanese tourists after top travel bosses sampled the delights of the region at first hand. The leaders of major tourism firms from the Land of the Rising Sun were given a whistle-stop tour of World Heritage sites in North Wales, with visits to Conwy as well […]

Vintage songstress brews up the glamour at North Wales’ own ‘Downton Abbey’

An award-winning vintage singer who left her waitressing job to follow her dreams is bringing her authentic blend of jazz and blues to North Wales’ own ‘Downton Abbey’. Talented vocalist and vintage pin-up Bexi Owen, who has performed throughout the UK and Europe, will be treating guests to tea, cake and jazz at Soughton Hall […]

Tourism awards honour the best businesses in North Wales

North Wales is poised for a bumper year tourism in 2017 after establishing a reputation as one of the best places in the world to visit, according to Economy Minister Ken Skates. His comments came at the inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Awards, to honour the work and spectacular successes of the region’s £2 billion […]

Bake Off star Beca will share family’s culinary secrets at food festival

A popular TV baker will be calling on some priceless tips she learned as a child from her two Welsh grandmothers when she shares her secrets at a food festival. Beca Lyne-Pirkis, who cooked her way to semi-final of the smash hit TV show Great British Bake Off in 2013, will be one of the […]