Visit Wales is looking forward to exhibiting at World Travel Market 2022. The show runs from 7-9 November 2022 at ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock. It will be the first time we have attended with partners since the pandemic. We will again be on the UKinbound stand (UKI200).

Our stand partners include:

We all look forward to meeting operators during WTM to discuss new product ideas and how existing product can be developed.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting at traveltradewales@gov.wales.

Partner news:

Adventure Tours UK is the first UK inbound tour operator to provide a carbon footprint label on all of its small group adventure holidays. Other environmentally responsible initiatives include a partnership with Trash Free Trails with a mission to reduce litter on trails and in wild spaces by 75% by 2025 and supporting a new woodland initiative by planting native trees in their local area of North East Wales. The award-winning business operate a range of adventures from multi-adventure breaks to wild wellness retreats and epic hiking experiences, including small group tours from 4 to 14 days, self-guided and self-drive tours, tailor-made groups and family breaks, and corporate events. They offer flexible partnerships with the Travel Trade from agent reselling to exclusive ground handling operations and whitelabeling services. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) recently awarded them its 2022 scholarship.

Angela Shanley Associates Ltd has welcomed Wales specialists Cambria DMC into the ASA group. Cambria DMC founder, Aled Rees, has built Cambria since 2012 into one of the few specialist Welsh DMC’s, packaging Wales into ready to sell programmes and tour itineraries for overseas wholesalers. Aled, Emma and Jemma join the ASA family, bringing a wealth of experience with them whilst continuing to build on their achievements over recent years under the name Cambria@ASA. The introduction of Cambria@ASA gives the ASA group a truly complete picture for mainland UK and the perfect accompaniment to their European offerings.

Cadw
Caernarfon Castle is developing a new accessible visitor centre at the castle’s main entrance, the King’s Gate. It will include an interactive experience, event space and improved retail space. It will also see new lift and stair access to the Town Walls, two new luxury apartments and significant conservation works to the walled town entrance. The project is due to be completed by autumn 2022. 

Caerphilly Castle is undergoing a £5million renovation scheme that includes a new visitor centre, catering, toilets, digital interpretation of the site and a 13th century makeover of the Great Hall due to be completed by autumn 2023.
Cadw’s Tour Operator Scheme.

The Royal Mint Experience has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for being in the ‘Top 10% of attractions worldwide’. They have developed a range of packages, exclusive for the Travel Trade. Their most popular package for groups is the 'Tour & Lunch', which includes a behind the scene tour, exhibition entrance, lunch, 10 per cent discount voucher for the gift shop and a complimentary gift. They are also part of a bespoke tour Coin, Coal and Cheers, which includes a behind the scene tour of coin making at The Royal Mint Experience, a tour with an ex-miner at A Welsh Coal Mining Experience and a gin distillery tour and tasting at Hensol Castle Distillery. 

 

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