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All tourism in Wales should be community tourism

December 08th 2021
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All tourism in Wales should be community tourism’ – That was the message at a national conference, 23-24 April 2013, which showcased how a form of tourism in the South Wales Valleys, that involves and positively impacts local people, can benefit the prosperity of an area.

Speaking at Community Tourism in the Valleys – A National Conference at Margam Park, industry heads including Peter Cole, Regional Director at Capital Region Tourism and former Visit Wales CEO, Jonathan Jones, told the room full of businesses from across the UK why the best people to push an area’s assets are those that live there.

The event drew businesses, including lead sponsor Rhymney Brewery, and tourism specialists from across the UK to learn about how they can follow in the footsteps of The Valleys Regional Park - a network of visitor trails, facilities, country parks, heritage sites and nature reserves across the Valleys that has been developed through a partnership of more than 40 organisations working together.  The overall aim is to utilise the natural environment and heritage of the Valleys as a social and economic regeneration driver.

For more information download the press release.

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