Tourism Swansea Bay Member News

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Old Mill Foundation in Penclawdd is making a calendar from photos entered into its competition. Each month will be sponsored by a local business. Each sponsor will select a...

Friday, June 28, 2019

The search is on for Swansea Bay’s best hotel, restaurant and live music venue.

Entries will open on July 1 for the 2019 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards, which are jointly...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

New figures out today show a 9% improvement in customer satisfaction with regional train company Great Western Railway, as investment in new trains, additional staff and more...

Monday, June 17, 2019

A new digital marketing project from Tourism Swansea Bay and BayTrans aims to promote Swansea Bay as one of the leading visitor destinations in the UK for sustainable...

Friday, May 24, 2019

Private, public and third sector partners across Swansea have signed a new agreement to boost the area's flourishing tourism trade.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU...

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Swansea University has today (Thursday 9th May) launched a sixth Santander Cycles hub situated in Mumbles.

The hub is located on the foreshore, opposite Promenade...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As you will be aware, during 2018; thanks to a great deal of support from the tourism industry in the area, Neath Port Talbot Council reinstated its tourism provision.  The...

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Plans for a £130m adventure resort in the Upper Afan Valley creating 970 jobs and offering a 100-bed hotel and spa plus 600 holiday lodges have been given conditional approval...

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tourism trade association Tourism Swansea Bay are heading to Birmingham NEC next week to attend the British Tourism & Travel Show and will be flying the flag for Swansea...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tourism Swansea Bay, independent trade association for all tourism, leisure & hospitality businesses in Swansea & Neath Port Talbot are calling for their members and...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Our latest campaign with British Airways (BA) is live in China and aims to inspire visitors to book their trip to the UK. The campaign delivers targeted marketing to audiences...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland and Airbnb have announced a partnership to promote and broaden local-led tourism experiences, driving visitor growth and...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Next Tourism Generation Project (NTG) based at Cardiff Metropolitan University is assessing digital and sustainability skills in tourism and hospitality in Wales. Sectors...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New four-star hotel accommodation is coming to Mumbles as part of the second phase of the Oyster Wharf scheme.

Work on the 16-room development at Tivoli Walk is expected...

Monday, January 28, 2019

In 2019 we celebrate a Year of Discovery and visitors are invited to explore what makes us uniquely Wales: the things you won’t find anywhere else in the world...

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Welsh Government are consulting on corrections to Welsh statutory instruments derived from EU law. These relate to food marketing standards, labelling and school milk. The...

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas has today announced that £2.2 million is being offered to 23 projects which will improve the experience...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As you will be aware, during 2018; thanks to a great deal of support from the tourism industry in the area, Neath Port Talbot Council reinstated its tourism provision.  The...

Monday, January 14, 2019

Local tourism trade association Tourism Swansea Bay has partnered with BayTrans to deliver a project to bring renewed focus on the merits of public transport,...

Monday, November 19, 2018

The following are extracts from the Wales Tourism Performance Report for January to June 2018 and show a mixed picture. In the six months from January to June 2018, there were...

Monday, November 19, 2018

On its tenth birthday Airbnb has released a new report that quantifies offers insights into 'home sharing' in Wales. Airbnb definition of what it is?  
'A platform which...

Monday, November 19, 2018

With minute by minute updates from the press on Theresa May's premiership and the withdrawal agreement, it is important we do not overlook other documents that are being...

Monday, November 12, 2018

Funding available for your business

Several revenue and capital funds are now open! Here are some of the schemes your business can tap into:  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

 

How prepared is your tourism business for Brexit?

This Brexit tool from Business Wales will measure your business based on six key business areas.

Take a...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Chancellor has promised the Welsh Government an extra £550m over the next three years, which we hope will have direct or in-direct benefits for tourism.  Whilst being...

Friday, September 28, 2018

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....

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Do you run a small business in Wales?

Would you like to know how your digital maturity compares to others in Wales?

Complete the survey and receive your free...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Visit Wales will be on the road in September for the latest series of tourism industry roadshows where they will share their latest news including how you can work with them on...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

High-profile business organisations have re-stated their backing for Swansea's transformation as it gathers pace.

Paul Gardner, president of Swansea Bay...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

It’s the oldest fair in Wales and recognised as the fourth largest Chartered Street Trading Fair in the UK.

Now Neath Port Talbot Council is looking for new traders to...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tourism Swansea Bay has acquired a last minute promotional stand at the 2018 Tour of Britain Grand Depart 'Festival of Cycling' event at Pembrey Country Park this...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

After a selection and tendering process, Neath Port Talbot Council has announced it will appoint Kier Construction to carry out the next phase of the ambitious redevelopment of...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A solution is being proposed by Swansea Council to cut household and business energy bills across Swansea. It would see the creation of a people-friendly not-for-profit energy...

Friday, August 17, 2018

News from Visit Wales...

To celebrate Welshman Geraint Thomas' win at The Tour de France we wanted to highlight just some of the different cycling options that your...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Neath Port Talbot Council has been awarded £540,000 to make improvements to two of its “Active Travel Routes”

The two routes to benefit as part of a £10m all-Wales...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Keep your eyes peeled for the Swansea Bay Surfari Bus on the road this August!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The movie-style visualisation of Swansea Central Phase One takes a bird's eye view of the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Swansea will celebrate a landmark occasion on Monday (note: Aug 6) as construction work starts on one of the city centre's biggest ever transformation schemes - the complex...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Buy tickets to Hwyl Events...and as a Tourism Swansea Bay member, get a 10% discount for you or for your guests!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This year’s Wales Airshow is taking place on June 30 and July 1. The Airshow will be bigger and better than ever and organisers are expecting another record turnout of visitors...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On the 25th May, the new General Data Protection Regulations will come into effect in the UK. We want to make sure that the only people we are contacting are those that want us...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Proposals To Reinstate a Tourism Provision Within Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council - Over the last year Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has undertaken a review...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Calling all camping, caravan and holiday parks!  A survey is being carried out to establish the impact of the holiday-park sector on the UK economy.  Commissioned by the...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good planning and organisation is essential for putting on an event that is both enjoyable and safe.

Guidance for event organisers to help them manage the risks,...

Monday, April 9, 2018

See the valleys, vales and rural areas of Neath Port Talbot from a new perspective in these captivating new videos of the ...

Friday, March 2, 2018 to Saturday, March 3, 2018

The ‘Croeso Food & Drink Festival’ will take place in Swansea city centre on Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd March between 10am and 4pm.

Swansea Council are looking for chefs...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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....

Friday, February 23, 2018

Year of the Sea – Epic Seascapes 

Welcome to the first of our four themes for Year of the Sea - Epic Seascapes, which will  run from January to March, followed by:...
Thursday, January 25, 2018

With 2018 being the Visit Wales thematic "Year of The Sea", and also the 30th year of the Blue Flag in Wales it's worth noting that Swansea Bay has four Blue Flag Beaches (...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Your views are being sought on draft guidance to help local authorities produce local toilet strategies.  The consultation will help draft guidance for local authorities on how...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Welsh Government want to hear your views on the ideas and proposals set out in the paper...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Work is due to get underway to improve parking provision at Waterfall Country, Pontneddfechan; a hugely popular location for visitors to Neath Port Talbot and the neighbouring...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The National Tourism Awards for Wales 2018 are now open for nominations.

The awards are hosted by Visit Wales to celebrate the best of the tourism industry - showcasing...

Monday, December 4, 2017

A new Tourism Tax is being proposed for Wales - being one of 4 new Welsh tax ideas published alongside the recent draft Budget.

Each of these ideas will be developed...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Swansea will find out if it is going to be the 2021 UK City of Culture on the evening of Thursday 7 December.

The winning city will be revealed on 'The...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Every month a bay of life publish the free Swansea Bay Newsletter, bringing you the latest business & education, development and exciting news from around the Swansea Bay...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Do you store people’s personal information (e.g staff or customers) or market to potential customers? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects you.

From May...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE opening of one of the most eye-catching tourist attractions in the UK that would include a cable car ride, toboggan rides, zip wire rides and a restaurant and event venue...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hosted by Visit Wales, The National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the best of Wales’ tourism - showcasing Wales' tourism businesses and the industry's achievements. ...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Figures show that August was the highest month ever for overseas visitor spending in the UK.

Overseas visitors spent £2.8 billion in August, up 3% on the same month last...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SWANSEA Bay’s rich variety of tourism businesses have been celebrated in an awards evening at the city’s Brangwyn Hall.

The Swansea Bay Tourism Awards 2017 celebrate an...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Proposals are being invited from the tourism industry for the next round of tourism investment funds, worth over £1m for 2018/2019 to build on the £2m already allocated to...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Legendary weekends in Wales this autumn as figures show increases in visitors and spend for summer

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Welsh Government want your views on proposals to manage our natural resources more sustainably.

The consultation seeks views on new regulatory approaches to the...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Swansea2021 Toolkit is now available for you to download at: swansea2021.co.uk/backing-the-bid

Support...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welsh produce is being eaten up!

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Micro Small Business Fund (MSBF) is available for micro to small size businesses with fewer than 50 FTE employees.

MSBF is an investment fund targeting eligible...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Welsh Government Consultation description 

Our proposals relate to the arrangements to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language, and make improvements to the...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Year of the Sea 2018 roadshow

We’ll be on the road in October for a series of roadshows to explore how you can work with us on the Year of the Sea in 2018.  A showcase...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Your our views are required on the policy proposals for delivering a permanent small business rates relief (SBRR) scheme for Wales.
 
From 1 April 2018 a new SBRR...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jason Thomas has recently been appointed the new Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport and brings a wealth of varied experience to the role. 

Before taking up this...

Friday, July 21, 2017

To celebrate 2017 Year of Legends, this year's Awards are celebrating the success and achievements of our very own 'Legends of Swansea Bay' - all the thriving, successful...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Planning Solutions Consulting (www.pslplan.co.uk) is working with the City and County of Swansea to assess opportunities...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Micro and small size businesses in Gower employing fewer than 50 full time equivalent employees are being encouraged to apply for support from the new Micro Small Business Fund...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Following the announcement on 10 April by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, that more than £24 million will be available for the development and marketing of tourism through the...