Tourism projects across Wales have won a share of the Welsh Government’s £5 million Brilliant Basics Fund to help deliver a first-class holiday experience, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Dawn Bowden has confirmed today (3 August).
29 tourism infrastructure projects in north, mid and south west and south east Wales have received investment from the fund, which helps deliver small-scale tourism infrastructure improvements.
The fund, which is open to local authorities and national park authorities, also supports projects that improve accessibility and those that make their destinations more environmentally sustainable.
2023 is Wales’ Year of Trails which presents the tourism sector with an opportunity to showcase attractions, landscapes and coastline through routes and trails. The approved projects show how local authorities and national parks have considered the entire visitor experience and the essential infrastructure that makes a trail experience complete, from pathways, to parking to making facilities accessible for all.
Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden said:
“I’m delighted we have been able to invest £5 million in a range of new projects that will help deliver a first-class holiday experience for people across Wales.
“The projects supported through the Welsh Government’s Brilliant Basics fund make a real difference. Local tourism amenities have a big part to play in making a trip a memorable one. These facilities often go unnoticed, but they are an important part of a visitor’s experience and also benefit those who live in the area.”
The Brilliant Basics fund for 2023 to 2025 was launched in February 2023, and 29 projects across Wales have been approved for funding.
You can read the full press release at: Tourism projects in Wales win share of £5 million to help get the basics right for visitors | GOV.WALES
The written statement, including a list of the successful projects, can be found at: Written Statement: Brilliant Basics Capital Fund 2023-25 (3 August 2023) | GOV.WALES
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