Visit Wales vs the Wales Tourist Board




"With a recession likely to hit the industry hard during this summer, especially given the rising prices of food and fuel, it would seem that the decision to scrap the Wales Tourist Board (WTB) and bring it under direct ministerial control could have been a major strategic error".
Tourism in trouble, this blog, May 19th 2008

"The Welsh Assembly Government is under fire over its tourism policy in a heavily-critical review. The draft report from the Wales Tourism Alliance, obtained by BBC Wales, recommends creating a new tourism body. It says there is a "disconnection" between tourism operators and Visit Wales, the government body set up in 2006 to market attractions. The Wales Tourism Alliance - which represents tourism operators -was commissioned to undertake a review of the industry. There was concern that Visit Wales was less accessible than the old Wales Tourist Board".

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