Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
22 July 2010
Heritage tourism 'vital to Welsh economy'
Tourists who are staying in hotels in Wales to view heritage attractions firsthand are helping to boost its economy, experts have stated.
According to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Wales, heritage-based tourism has never been more important to the country than it is now.
This, it stated, is why the organisation is continuing to invest in the development of this sector.
Jennifer Stewart, spokeswoman for HLF Wales, commented: "Wales is home to a wealth of heritage attractions which visitors flock to from across the world each year."
Indeed, she noted that the country hosts a unique selection of castles, museums, wildlife and landscapes.
Ms Stewart was speaking after it was confirmed that more than £2 million of lottery money is to go towards preserving the World Heritage Site at Blaenavon and Oystermouth Castle in the Mumbles.
She said both projects are focused on making the heritage "relevant for tourists and communities alike".
This comes after Visit Wales hailed the country as a place that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions.
Hotels in this region
- Llandudno, North Wales
- Imperial Hotel
- Snowdonia National Park, Mid Wales
- Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa
- Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales
- Metropole Hotel & Spa
- Isle of Anglesey, North Wales
- Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel & Spa