Projects

Tourism Swansea Bay Projects

Tourism Swansea Bay have been involved with several projects & activities that benefit its members.

Below are some recent examples:

Swansea Bay Good Food Circle

The Swansea Bay Good Food Circle was set up as part of a Welsh Government funded (Regional Tourism Engagement Fund) project in 2015-2016. It's aim is to champion the use of local produce.

It involved a series of events aimed at the food industry in Swansea Bay, the creation of a leaflet & map, website and social media.

Members of the Swansea Bay Food Circle are Restaurants, Bistros, Pubs, Cafes, Tea Rooms , Takeaways,Chefs and Producers of local produce from the Swansea Bay area as well as food events, that promote local produce, and local produce markets.

For more information please visit www.swanseabayfoodcircle.com

South West Wales Regional Training Project

Our current regional partnership project is a training and development programme specifically designed for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry in South West Wales. The project covers Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County Council areas.

South West Wales Tourism Associations – Pembrokeshire Tourism, Carmarthenshire Tourism & Tourism Swansea Bay – working together, sharing best practice to best support and develop tourism in the South West Wales region.

It covers discounted training – workshops & 121’s – in areas such as –

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service

In addition, each tourism trade association holds a variety of other events and activities relevant to their area.

For more information on the regional training please visit www.swwtourismassociations.co.uk

Digital Marketing for Sustainable Transport in Rural Swansea

Tourism Swansea Bay has partnered with BayTrans to deliver a step change in information and community involvement in the development of sustainable transport in rural Swansea. The project is part funded by the Swansea Rural Development Partnership and will bring renewed focus on the merits of public transport, cycling and walking for visitors to rural Swansea.

We would like information from tourism, leisure & hospitality businesses, particularly in the rural wards of Swansea, to include on www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com, a website which will be renewed and updated as part of the project.

Our Vision

Rural Swansea will be a beacon for sustainable transport for visitors.

Our Objective

To effect a step change in the numbers of visitors coming to rural Swansea without a car and an attractive proposition to the majority who come by car to travel around more sustainably whilst on holiday.

Your Engagement

A key reason for this project is not only to provide you with more and better information on sustainable transport but also to regularly engage with you on social media in a two way process.

Information we need from you

If you are a tourism, leisure or hostpitality business based in one of the 8 rural wards of Swansea then tell us:

  • Do you support any sustainable transport initiatives?
  • Is your business on or near a bus, cycling or walking route?
  • Do you offer any discounts or offers for bus / train ticket holders?
  • Do you provide electric charging points for hybrid/electric cars?
  • Are you walker/cyclist friendly? (e.g do you provide bike storage / wash facilities etc)
  • Any other information you think would be relvevant

If you are not within the 8 rural wards then we'd still like to hear from you as the new website will provide information for all of Swansea Bay & Neath Port Talbot as well.

How will it be delivered?

Initially, a new website will be introduced which will be an update of the existing BayTrans website www.swanseabaywithoutacar.com with expanded public transport information and new sections on cycling and links between these and walking and interactive information to aid travellers.

From this we will build links with you through social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other appropriate methods.

During the life of this project and beyond, we expect to have built a collective two-way involvement of the visitor market and sustainable travel on a continuous basis.

Other benefits 

We will create a virtuous circle where by improvements can be achieved in public transport provision, development of cycle routes and better information for walkers in relation to sustainable travel means.

Ongoing Communication 

We will keep you updated with development of the project from time to time. In preparation for the new GDPR data protection laws we will be contacting you before May regarding inclusion for future communications.

In the meantime, we have set up social media accounts so please follow us on twitter, facebook and Instagram via the links below in readiness for updates and useful information to share out to your visitors:

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