Tourism

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 […]

Wrexham fans can score cash for club by booking summer tour with Hays Travel

WREXHAM fans can score cash for their club by booking a summer tour break with Hays Travel and then cheer them on in the Portuguese sunshine. Wrexham Football Club would like as many supporters as possible to accompany them on a pre-season summer tour to Vilamoura in the Algarve from July 9-12. Hays Travel, the […]

Battle group plan massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group is set to make a massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s 1940s festival next month. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible. As part of their explosive exhibition they plan […]

Beast from the East prompts bumper sales boost for North Wales travel firm

THE Beast from the East has contributed to a scorching hot 60 per cent sales boost in sunshine holiday sales at a leading North Wales travel firm. Hays Travel North West, which has its Headquarters on Wrexham’s Lord Street and stores in Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Connah’s Quay, Flint and Mold, is reporting the upsurge in […]