Southern Wales in Tourism Spotlight: Showcase for Travel Trade
Southern Wales in Tourism Spotlight: Showcase for Travel
Southern Wales was well and truly in the sights of the UK travel
industry during a high quality event this week [31 Jan to 2
The Southern Wales Group Showcase attracted coach and tour
operators and group travel organisers from all over the country in
an effort to promote this exciting part of Great Britain to the
And it was all with the aim of bringing in new bookings for South
Wales' hotels, attractions and destinations.
Arranged by Southern Wales Tourism in conjunction with group
travel specialist company Steve Reed Tourism Ltd from Hampshire,
the two day event included an exciting familiarisation trip around
attractions as well as a 'meet the buyer' business event in
Hensol Castle - part of the Vale Resort near Cardiff.
Some of the buyers were based at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend.
With a Welsh theme throughout, the fact-finding tour took in sites
such as Caerphilly Castle; the REDHOUSE in Merthyr Tydfil; Penderyn
Whisky Distillery and the Guardian Miner's Monument at Six Bells Ty
The itinerary also included the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny,
a tour of the Roman Museum and Fortress in Caerleon near Newport
with the finale being a superb tour of Cardiff Castle followed by a
highly enjoyable and entertaining banquet in the Castle. Blue Badge
Tourist Guide Steve Griffin looked after the group of buyers.
Hensol Castle hosted the Showcase element of the visit which saw
numerous businesses from around Southern Wales meet buyers face to
Great Western Railways provided free transport for some of the
delegates to travel from London to the event.
Vicky Jones is the Project Officer of Southern Wales
'We were so pleased to see many Southern Wales tourism businesses
benefitting from the visit of the buyers. It was a real partnership
effort that has worked very well to put our part of the UK firmly
onto the tourism map,' says Vicky.
'It will also result in many bookings for a lot of the tourism