Regional News — March 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm — Updated: March 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Tourism boost during Wales Tourism Week


2015 is on track to becoming another record breaking year.
According the Great Britain Tourism Survey, published today, Wales welcomed 9.5 million visitors in the first eleven months of 2015 and these visitors spent £1.8 billion in the Welsh economy.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates said: “The Tourism industry in Wales is in very good shape. We’ve seen successive annual increases in visitor volumes and expenditure, both in the GB and international markets. In 2014, the number of visitors broke the 10 million mark for the first time on record, which was excellent news for Wales. With a month of 2015 figures yet to be calculated, we can already see that the spend figure is higher than the previous record of £1.735 billion set in 2014 which is testament to the hard work of the industry and proof that our tourism strategy for Wales is working.”

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