- British Tourism & Travel Show
- Travel trade and business tourism
- Tourism Association sustainability tool kit
Let’s keep in touch and work together. Opportunities for getting involved with our campaigns and trade events and exhibitions are usually announced in our regular newsletters and on twitter.
- Follow our industry twitter channel @visitwalesbiz
- Subscribe to receive our newsletter
- Share content - Feed in your news, stories, packages and events to Productnews@wales.gsi.gov.uk
- Request tourism images to use in your own marketing material
- Get involved in our marketing campaigns by tagging your images and content on social media with #WalesAdventure #FindYourEpic
- If you’re an attraction or an accommodation provider have you considered joining our grading schemes?
If you’ve specific questions about running a tourism business or starting a business from scratch then contact our colleagues at Business Wales can help.
2. British Tourism & Travel Show
22–23 March 2017 - NEC, Birmingham
Be part of the Visit Wales pavilion at British Tourism & Travel Show (BTTS) from 22-23 March 2017. Visit Wales will be hosting a Wales pavilion again in 2017.
BTTS provides a great opportunity to showcase your tourism product at the largest domestic business to business (B2B) event for the travel trade market. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, this event is expected to attract 3000 buyers representing the following sectors:
- coach operators
- tour operators
- group travel organisers
- travel agents
- education & youth organisers
- sporting event organisers
More information is available here
If you’re interested in attending contact Lloyd Jones on 01733 889694 or email email@example.com. Please note that if you do attend, your pod must be manned on both days, with only 2 people at one time.
If you’d like to find out more about the Visit Wales pavilion, contact Tracey Rogers on 0300 061 6093 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Tourism & Travel Show is a travel trade event only and there will be no opportunity to meet directly with consumers. You must have an appropriate travel trade friendly product and offer travel trade rates (commission/net rates). Any accommodation provider wishing to exhibit must be either Visit Wales or AA graded.
3. Travel trade and business tourism
The travel trade has a full range of organisations that operate as intermediaries in the travel and tourism industry. These typically include:
- tour operators
- coach operators
- professional conference organisers
- destination and event management companies
- travel agents
Our role is to influence buyers in the travel trade and business tourism sectors. Our aim is to encourage these buyers to bring business to Wales. Our travel trade work involves establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals and companies who currently include Wales in their programmes, or who have the potential to include Wales in the future.
If you’d like to generate additional sales to increase your visitor numbers and fill spare capacity, you may wish to consider working with the leisure travel trade and business tourism sectors.
For a flavour of our work in this area please go to the Travel Trade Website.
4. Tourism Association sustainability tool kit
5. Promoting your business
The Visit Wales consumer website has a search feature that allows consumers to find accommodation, activities, attractions and events. To add your business details or to update existing details please contact one of the following depending on where your business is based.
For Mid Wales, South East Wales, South West Wales, Vale of Glamorgan, The Valleys and Cardiff.
contact: MWT Cymru | Zoe Hawkins | Guestlink@mwtcymru.co.uk | 0844 351 1285
For North Wales
Contact Visit Wales Data Steward | email@example.com | 0844 854 7685
Contact Monmouthshire County Council | Kevin Ford | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01633 644842
For specific Self-catering agencies:
Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages | email@example.com | 01874 676446
North Wales Holiday Cottages | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01492 582492
Coast and Country Holidays | email@example.com | 01239 821910
Home From Home | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01792 360624
FBM Holidays | email@example.com | 01834 844565
Quality Cottage | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01348837871
If you have an event you would like to be added to our database, contact: email@example.com
If you have any problems working with your Data Partner or find that you are not covered by a Data Partner, contact New Vision Group: 0844 854 7685 or VWfirstname.lastname@example.org
6. Image Centre
Our library holds 50,000+ high-resolution digital photographic images and many hours of HD video content, produced specifically to promote Wales as a tourism and business destination.
This extensive resource is available to all, for use in support of PR / Marketing activities and the promotion of tourism and inward investment to Wales.
Understanding how tourism is performing is crucial to any tourism business owner.
Research is useful to help support your marketing, investment and development decisions.
Our research reports can help you:
- uncover visitor trends
- keep up-to-date with market intelligence
- understand different market sectors
- gain an insight into visitor behaviour and spend.
They can be found on our corporate website.
If you have any questions relating to tourism research contact us on email@example.com or call 0300 061 6026.
We’re always looking to recruit new tourism businesses to take part in our surveys.
We produce monthly occupancy reports and taking part is easy. Use our free online tool to record your occupancy figures.
If you run a self catering or serviced accommodation business you could take part in our occupancy surveys, and in return you’ll receive:
- confidential monthly reports on the performance of your business
- comparisons with others in your sector and region
- valuable information on performance
- a range of useful trend data
This service is run on our behalf by The Research Solution. To get started email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 721440.
Tourism attractions can take part in our ‘Visits to Tourist Attractions survey'. By taking part you’ll receive reports and trends data on annual visitor numbers to attractions in Wales. This will be useful to benchmark your attraction within your region and sector as a whole.
If you’d like to take part in the Visits to Tourist Attractions Survey surveys, contact us on e-mail: email@example.com