This new strategy for destination management sets the overall strategic direction for tourism in the Brecon Beacons from 2012 to 2016.
It has been written in line with the Brecon Beacons National Park Management Plan 2010-2015, the requirements of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas and the current policy context for tourism in Wales.
The strategy includes the following aims:
- creating and maintaining quality year round jobs, through viable enterprises
- protecting and enhancing the special qualities of the area (its natural and cultural heritage) and promoting understanding of them
- enhancing quality of life and opportunities for local residents
- providing a fulfilling, enriching experience for visitors, available to all
- minimising the global and local environmental impacts of visits to the Brecon Beacons
Walking is by far the most important activity in the Brecon Beacons and this will continue under the new strategy. Priorities under this action include:
- continuing to give high priority to route maintenance, well maintained walks at all levels and readily accessible information
- encouraging more promotion of walking packages, involving overnight stays based on promoted routes and strengthening links and promotion with public transport