Wales Tourism Week 2017
'15th - 21st May - A celebration of our tourism heroes'!
The Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA), the voice of the tourism industry in Wales, is coordinating Wales Tourism Week in association with the industry. Wales Tourism Week is held annually to raise the profile of the tourism industry and to highlight its huge revenue generating value and the opportunities it provides for jobs and careers. As our theme this year is to highlight rising stars we are seeking pan Wales engagement with Further and Higher education to talk about the opportunities that the industry can collaborate on during and after Wales Tourism Week.
This year the Wales Tourism Week (WTW) overarching objective is to demonstrate to persons of all ages but especially those deciding their first employment that; Tourism and the wider Visitor Economy is a rewarding and lifelong career with abundant opportunities for employment that suits every level of aspiration. We aim to do this through a week of coordinated activities engaging with politicians, senior government officials, colleges, schools, businesses, tourism associations and destination management organisations.
THere will be a week long series of events which will start with a launch in the Senedd (11th May) and finish with a two day tourism summit in Mid Wales (18th & 19th May).
The main theme will be internationalism and support from ColegauCymru will be crucial to maximise engagement from colleges and their industrial links. We are pleased Visit Wales are hosting a Tourism Summit. Pan Wales organisations such as BH&HPA plus regional tourism fora will be in attendance and making contributions to a summit designed to strengthen linkage between all within tourism and the wider visitor economy. The summit will be opened with a keynote speech from Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. In recognition of the international theme we are also delighted that Secretary of State for Wales and Under Secretary of State have offered Ty Gwydyr in London to host an event celebrating tourism in Wales.
For more information and how to get involved visit - http://www.wta.org.uk/wales-tourism-week.html