Food Tourism on agenda at next Denbighshire Tourism Forum

Tourism businesses are being invited to a Forum outlining the latest developments in their industry this November. With a strong line-up of guest speakers it promises to be a key event for everyone involved in the tourism sector.

The Denbighshire Tourism Forum takes place on Wednesday, 6th November at the Oriel House, St Asaph at 10.30am. The event offers a great opportunity for delegates to network and share experiences, knowledge and ideas.

Visit Wales will be presenting on their next Partnership for Growth Action Plan following consultation with the industry as well as informing the sector about the importance of Food Tourism. Taste North East Wales will be highlighting their recent campaign, aimed at celebrating unique local food-based experiences. Finally, the Pontcysyllte & Dee Valley World Heritage Site will also be on the agenda as part of the 10-year celebrations of the site achieving UNESCO World Heritage status.

A variety of information stands will be present including Clwydian Range & Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Business Wales, Visit Wales, Cymraeg Byd Busnes and Clocaenog Red Squirrels Trust.

Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “The Forum is a great way to meet like-minded people and find out about the latest tourism developments. It’s not only for tourism businesses, it’s a good opportunity for students and anyone with an interest in tourism to hear from industry experts.”

Tourism plays a vital role in Denbighshire’s economy, with a total economic impact in 2018 of over half a billion (£509 million), an increase of 3.8% compared to the previous year.

In 2018, 5.87 million people visited the county. 4.38 million visited for the day and 1.50 million were staying visitors. Over 6,108 FTE jobs were supported by tourism spend in 2018.

Book your free Tourism Forum place here – https://denbighshiretourismforum2019.eventbrite.co.uk