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Tourism is big business in Wales.Tourists spend over £9.5 million a day on trips to Wales, amounting to around £3.5 billion a year.

Tourism is a hugely competitive, dynamic and constantly-changing industry.

Visit Wales is the Welsh Assembly Government’s tourism team, within the Department for Heritage. Visit Wales is responsible for the promotion and development of tourism in Wales.

This is the tourism industry section of the website. Here you will find information on the benefits of the Visit Wales star grading scheme, information on marketing and public relations opportunities for your business, market trends and the latest tourism industry news. 

Sign up to receive the latest news from Visit Wales from the Visit Wales eNewsletter option on the left.

Planning a short break in Wales? For advice and information on holidays in Wales, please visit the Visit Wales consumer website (external link)

For Trade and business tourism information, go to the Wales travel trade website (external link)

Latest information

News from the online newsroom

Three north Wales attractions will benefit from £700,000 funding from the Assembly Government which will create or safeguard 57 jobs in north Wales.

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