It’s been revealed that tourism in North Wales is at an all-time high, making now the perfect time to acquire one of Wales holiday homes for sale and revel in the thriving holiday scene that has emerged here. It’s been revealed that holiday makers to Wales spend roughly £10 extra than they were spending three years previous and over the last year alone, money spent daily by tourists has more than doubled, creating exciting new excursions, restaurants, attractions and the maintenance of the local area.
There were an incredible 100 million day-visits last year which was up by over a third from 2015 and expectation are that it will increase further in 2017.
Managing Director of North Wales Tourism Jim Jones was confident of the predicted growth this year, saying: “People are beginning to recognise North Wales as a destination which has it all, North Wales has got a lot to offer in abundance and within close proximity. Lots of businesses in North Wales are investing a lot of money to raise their game and to improve the quality of what they have on offer. There are also a number of good quality restaurants being developed, there is a plethora of good hotels and B&B’s, and with all of this happening and all promotions going on, it is one of the reasons North Wales is on people’s radar. When you package it all together, there is an incredible amount we have to offer.”
The findings were released by the Welsh Government ‘s Great Britain Day Visits Survey, which revealed that day trips in Wales were worth an extra £1.3 billion to the local economy last year in which day trippers added a whopping £4.1 billion to the local economy in total! With beautiful natural landscapes, unbeatable water-sport activities such as surfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming, activity centres such as Surf Snowdonia and Zip World Velocity and a rich cultural history it’s no surprise to us that North Wales tourism is flourishing.
Mr Jones further added: “If we can continue the momentum going, it should have a huge effect on tourism in North Wales. It’s not every day we have that kind of recognition.”
Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure said: “As one of our measures of tourism performance, it’s extremely good news that such a big increase has been reported in the number of people coming here on day trips and the amount that visitors spent on day trips during 2016 has increased by 50 per cent compared to the previous year. 2016 was our Year of Adventure and I’m delighted that so many visitors decided to take a day trip for an epic adventure in Wales last year.
“The commitment from our industry and the innovative products which have been developed are certainly giving people compelling reasons to visit Wales. As we launch the Year of Legends for 2017 in our key markets we will work to sustain these figures.”
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