North Wales to receive part of £85m boost to promote region as holiday destination

As part of an £85m boost to promote Wales as a holiday destination, 10 “must visit” sites are to be created by 2020, with three projects set to be unveiled in North Wales. Caernarfon Castle located near our holiday homes for sale ConwyTourism Attractor Destinations, backed with £27.7m from the European Regional Development Fund, aims to create these destinations to boost the tourism sector by 10% by 2020. In what will be the single biggest EU investment made in the sector, the 10 prioritised projects are now moving forward to individual assessment and agreement, before the building work starts. The projects to be created in North Wales are as follows: Caernarfon The project contains a number of different elements, but the main focus is on the waterfront area of Caernarfon. By renovating the area, it is hoped to position the site as a high quality cultural tourism destination. Island Cruise The Island Cruise project is focussing on improving visitor welcome at Holyhead, where emphasis will be put on heritage. The railway station, town centre and ferry terminal are all set to benefit from the project. As the town already is a popular cruise ship destination, investment will ensure growth continues. Venue Cymru – Llandudno Venue Cymru is a key facility located in Llandudno, just a short distance from our holiday homes for sale, Conwy. The theatre hosts many top shows, with upcoming events including the award winning Hairspray, and the live Derren Brown shows. Investment would be spent to raise the standards of the venue in order to make it more competitive. Alongside of these projects, there is also one running in Aberystwyth with the Vale of Rheidol Railway. This scheme is seeking to build a world class Railway Museum displaying locomotives and carriages collected over a fifty-year period. Speaking about the upcoming developments, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart has said “The aim is for these destinations to develop as attractors and give compelling reasons for people to visit Wales or stay in Wales for a holiday.” “The industry is in very good shape… but there is absolutely no room for complacency and our mission is to remain competitive in a very rapidly changing global market-place. Projects such as these will ensure that we can continue to compete on the world stage.” The continued focus on developing Wales is excellent news, and means visitors to our fantastic parks will continue to have top quality attractions to visit! All the more reason to visit us here in North Wales.    Photo courtesy of Richard Croft, under Creative Commons

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