Enterprise and Business Committee – Inquiry into Tourism

Last month representatives from tourism attractions across north Wales meet Members of the National Assembly for Wales’ Enterprise and Business Committee, to discuss the clarity and strength of Wales’s tourism “brand”, the effectiveness of Welsh Government attempts to maximise the value of the domestic and international tourism markets and the performance of Visit Wales compared with tourism development agencies in the rest of the UK.

This was the third event of its type with the first two being held in Cardiff and Pembrokeshire.

Representatives from the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Antur Stiniog, Portmeirion, Zipworld, the Marram Grass Café, Attractions of Snowdonia, Llechwedd, the Countryside Alliance, Cadw and Glasfryn Park met with Assembly Members representing the Committee at a focus group event held at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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The participants and members split into three separate discussion groups which were facilitated by William Graham AM, Joyce Watson AM, Rhun Ap Iorwerth AM, Keith Davies AM, Mick Antoniw AM and Suzy Davies AM.Discussions lasted for 45 minutes, with a short feedback session at the end to re-cap.

William Graham AM who is the Chair of the Committee and Rhun Ap Iorwerth AM shared some of the points raised during their group discussions with us and also the next steps the Committee will be taking in this inquiry.

Michael Bewick, from J W Greaves Slate also took the opportunity to share with us the points that were raised during the discussion with his group and what he would like to see the Committee recommending to the Welsh Government in the Committee’s report.

Following the group discussions, Assembly Members and participants took a tour of Llechwedd Slate Caverns where they saw Zip World Titan, Bounce Below and the traditional Slate Caverns.

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More information about the inquiry can be found here: http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=9531

Once the Committee have published their report you will be able to see it here: http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=9531&Opt=0 

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