Welsh tourism enjoyed a boost in trade in the first five months of 2015, according to new figures.

Hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering units enjoyed a rise in business according to the Wales Occupancy Survey.

Hotels had the smallest rise with 61% of rooms being filled compared to 60% over the same period in 2014.

'Better infrastructure'

Executive director of the Wales Tourism Alliance Adrian Greason-Walker said: “The tourism industry in Wales is always keen to see further strengthening of the infrastructure that underpins our economy.

“We all need infrastructure that assists our industry in delivering the best quality product that our visitor has come to expect and one that showcases Wales’."

Ken Skates says introducing a “thematic years” approach will help the Welsh Government to focus on Wales’ core strengths.

“I look forward to working with partners to delivering a successful Year of Adventure in 2016,” he said.

“I’ll be undertaking some adventure challenges over the summer with a view to encouraging the people of Wales to take pride in what Wales has to offer as an adventure destination and to take part.

“I hope that all the industry’s efforts in marketing and developing their products will be rewarded over the coming weeks.”

 


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