20 MAR 2015

Wales Tourism Week on the agenda in Westminster

A campaign to drive the Wales tourism industry higher up the political agenda headed to Westminster today with a Pop-up Tourist Information Centre.

Simon Hart MP joined the Wales Tourism Alliance and the Tourism Information Networking Group in Wales at their Pop up Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Westminster Hall today.

The Pop up TiC is part of a week-long celebration for Wales Tourism Week, which takes place from March 14-22. The WTA along with its partners is calling on tourism associations, trade organisations and businesses across the country to undertake events that highlight the importance of the industry over the Week.

"Tourism is vital to the economy of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire so I was delighted to be able to support Wales Tourism Week in this way, " he said.

Adrian Greason-Walker, WTA's executive director, (also pictured) said the industry's was looking to put tourism at the top of the agenda at a critical time in the political timetable.

"We want tourism associations and businesses to engage in the political debate and showcase our fantastic tourism product and to emphasise the economic contribution the industry makes to local communities, particularly with regard to self-employment, jobs and skills.

"Our tourism product in Wales is second to none. It's crucial that before the General Election our industry's contribution is raised in the political community."

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