‘Staycations’ and appealing weather gives Welsh tourism a boost, new survey reveals

A new government survey has claimed that four out of five tourist businesses in Wales said summer 2016 was at least as busy as 2015’s recording breaking year. Thanks largely to appealing weather and the hike in people opting to go on staycations here in the UK it was possible for businesses in Wales to report another successful year, with the findings backing this up, the Wales Tourism Barometer Survey of 922 firms has cited. The report highlighted that caravan and campsites were particularly prevalent in terms of bookings, with 67% reporting they were busier than in 2015. Ken Skates, Economy Secretary, said the results were “fantastic news”. Skates went on to say “uncertainty” following the Brexit vote had “led to more staycations and that the fair weather also provided a boost for the industry”. “Overall, tourism in Wales is performing strongly and the industry is on track to achieve the target of 10% real growth of staying visitor earnings by 2020,” Mr Skates added. Mr Skate wasn’t the only person who was pleased with the results, with Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies also adding it was “great to see that tourist operators are still brimming with confidence after the vote to leave the European Union”. He added: “In fact this survey suggests that operators have seen little or no effect on their business, which may come as a disappointment to the prophets of doom and gloom.” Did you opt to enjoy a staycation with us here at one of our North Wales Caravan Parks?

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