Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Important archive of the Somerset family, Barons Raglan accepted for the nation
A remarkable family archive, containing an important series of letters by Arthur, 1st Duke of Wellington, to his brother William will be coming to Gwent, Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, has announced.
- More GP surgeries in Wales are open for longer
- Right to Buy suspended in Flintshire
- Important archive of the Somerset family, Barons Raglan accepted for the nation
Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Tourists spend around £14 million a day whilst in Wales, amounting to around £5.1 billion a year.
Visit Wales looks after:
- tourism policy
- encouraging investment
- improving the quality of the visitor experience in Wales.
Visit Wales is also responsible for marketing Wales within the UK and internationally.
The tourism strategy for Wales ‘Partnership for Growth’ has the following vision for tourism:
“Wales will provide the warmest of welcomes, outstanding quality, excellent value for money and memorable, authentic experiences to every visitor.”
The statutory tourism functions of the Welsh Government fall under two primary Tourism Acts. The Development of Tourism Act 1969 (external link) and the Tourism (Overseas Promotion (Wales)) Act 1992 (external link).
The Development of Tourism Act 1969 gives the Welsh Government general powers and functions to:
- encourage people to visit Wales and people living in Wales to holiday here
- encourage the provision of tourism amenities and facilities in Wales.
Visit Wales (external link) is our external website to attract tourism to Wales. We also have a Tourism zone (external link) which has grading and funding advice and information on how to improve your tourism business.