BBC News Feature – Holidaymakers warned about fake accommodation booking
Customers today the option to pay by debit/credit card payment then this may be the time to consider doing so.
Scam horror stories are never far from the headlines these days. Recent BBC headlines warned visitors about fraudsters placing false adverts on websites and conning holidaymakers out of hundreds of pounds advising readers to be cautious about paying directly into an individual’s bank account stating ‘Bank transfers are like paying by cash and so are difficult to trace. It is safer to use a debit or credit card’
It is very easy to set up Debit/Credit card payment facilities for your business and MWT has negotiated low cost options with specialist suppliers Kashing and Card Cutters.
Brochure / Leaflet Distribution Services – Pear Distribution
Pear Online Brochure Ordering Service - http://www.peardistribution.org
Pear are once again offering MWT members leaflet distribution services from £23.50 + VAT per thousand copies.
Included in the leaflet distribution service is inclusion on Pear’s online brochure ordering service which gives smaller businesses the option of ordering just the leaflets / quantity they need online / anytime FOC.
Pear’s Mid Wales’ area manager is Alan Griffiths – just give him a call / email on
07584 077326 | email@example.com
Visit Wales are gathering feedback on the business following the Easter weekend and we are asking all members to take a few minutes to give your input by clicking on either the English or the Welsh link.
Note: The research is being conducted by an independent research agency, Strategic Research & Insight, on behalf of Visit Wales. All feedback is confidential. Interviews are also being conducted with a sample of businesses by phone this week; if you have already participated in this way then there is no need to respond online also. The online survey will close on the morning of Friday 13th April.
The survey includes a couple of questions on how business has been so far this year and two questions on Brexit.
Distribution of the new 2018/19 Bedroom Browser is well underway. Filled with great places to visit, this annual publication is a real hit with your staying visitors and is packed pull of information featuring 49 visitor attractions, activity providers towns and areas from across the Mid & West Coast Wales region promoting very best the region has to offer.
Please contact MWT team if you have not received your copies within the next fortnight or if you need to re-order addition copies.
MWT Cymru is pleased to introduce Matthew Davies Media, working in partnership with Jim Gayes (a Google Trusted Partner), who can film and build cutting edge 360º virtual tours of your business.
Prices start from £195 + VAT for a small business for up to 10 photos. Ideal for a small shop for example. Most tours we will quote on an individual basis as the price is determined by the size of the tour and the amount of privacy editing (blurring faces and car number plates where applicable).
Your 'Virtual Tour can also be published to Google Maps in the now familiar Google Street View format. These tours can be used as email signature links and also be embedded into your website for that extra marketing impact.
Google Street View 360º virtual tours is a Google Maps feature that enables users to view and navigate through 360º panoramic images (called photospheres) at locations around the world.
Street View 360º virtual tours can be used for various types of businesses and locations to take virtual 360º tours of hotels, restaurants, shops, outdoor attractions and activities such as footpaths and cycle routes.
It's an ideal digital marketing enhancement tool for almost all tourism related businesses. Any business, large or small, can enhance their wares by offering potential customers the opportunity to go on a 360º virtual tour. These will engage viewers and draw them in.
For accommodation providers and venue hire businesses, for example, people viewing the tours will be able to see what they're about to buy into, whether it's for a conference, presentation or wedding. The 360º tours will enable people to get a feel for what you have to offer.
Attraction providers will also find Google Street View 360º tours highly beneficial as customers have a virtual experience of a real experience. Today's marketing is all about lifestyle experiences and this is one of the best ways to promote and encourage people to visit businesses.
Contact the team to find out more 01654 702653
Collaborating to Compete' is the theme of this year's Wales Tourism Week which aims to highlight the power of partnerships across the industry.
The week-long focus on tourism from May 12-20 is co-ordinated by the Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), the voice of the tourism industry in Wales and aims to drive the industry higher up the political agenda.
A reception, sponsored by the Caravan & Motorhome Club, is being organised at the Senedd in Cardiff, home of the National Assembly for Wales, on May 15. The keynote speech will be delivered by Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, who holds the tourism portfolio within the Welsh Government.
Tourism associations, trade organisations and businesses across Wales organise events that highlight the importance of the industry and emphasise partnership during Wales Tourism Week - if you are interested in organising an event in your area - inviting local councillors, AM's and / or MP's please let us know
More information and all the latest WTA news on Click Here
We were delighted to see so many MWT members included as Mid Wales Regional Finalists at the recent
National Tourism Award Ceremony at Celtic Manor Resort and massive congratulations to Gareth & all the team at Ynyshir for scooping the Wales Best Places to Eat Category.
Val & Zoe were out and about recently at the local Rhayader 2000 business group meeting - great opportunity to hear about all the exciting developments in the area and to share MWT latest news and priorities for 2018.
Other recent meetings attended included Economic Action Plan Breakfast Roundtable Workshop. MWT Cymru Chief Executive joined invited business leaders from across the Mid Wales region for a two hour technical workshop. The meeting started with a video message from Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Transport and the focus for this consultation event implementation of the new Economic Action Plan for Wales.
MWT have been contacted by the TV show 'Four in a Bed' aired on Channel 4.
They're looking for enthusiastic and proud owners/managers who feel that their business stands out from the competition and who might enjoy the chance to share what makes their hotel special with a wider audience.
The programme features independently-run accommodation and not larger chain operations.
In case you're not already familiar with the show, every week four different accommodation owners (or managers) stay overnight at each other's places and rate their experience there. At the end of the week, one is crowned best value for money.
Link to previous episodes below:
They're looking for accommodation businesses who would like to be considered for an opportunity to take part in the new series which we will begin filming in mid-April.
If you're interested in taking part please contact them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0844 3511417
If you are lucky enough to be selected then please remember to let us know!
Re: Nominations for Visit Wales Regional & National Tourism Awards - last chance to submit your nomination!
Please be advised that Visit Wales have issued further clarification regarding eligibility for business nominations for consideration in the Regional & National Tourism Awards.
Visit Wales will now accept nominations from tourism businesses in the Meirionnydd area for the Mid Wales Regional Awards.
Winners of the Regional Awards will go forward for consideration for Visit Wales' National Tourism Awards.
Note - deadline tomorrow 12th Jan 17!