'Collaborating to Compete' is the theme of this year's Wales Tourism Week (WTW) to be held 12th - 20th May 2018. It's the opportunity for Tourism associations, trade organisations and businesses in Wales to organise events that highlight the importance of the industry and emphasise partnership during Wales Tourism Week
If you are organising an event during WTW Tourism Trade Events please add your details to the WTA website meetings page, by simply clicking the submit button and completing the online form -
Adrian Barsby, WTA chair, said:
"We are entering a particularly turbulent political era and we want tourism associations and businesses to contact their local elected members at whatever level and invite them to meet their local tourism businesses.
"It's an important opportunity to showcase their tourism product and emphasise the economic contribution the industry makes to local communities, particularly with regard to jobs and skills."
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
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A possible tourism levy is one of the ideas put forward by the Bevan Foundation, a Valleys think tank but no further details have emerged about whether it will be paid by businesses or visitors.
However, the idea has attracted a blunt response from the tourism industry. Val Hawkins, chief executive of MWT Cymru, said: “The last thing we need at the moment is a tourism tax.”