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About North Wales Tourism

North Wales Tourism was established in 1991 to support the tourism industry in North Wales and become its voice. Our mission is to deliver more business to maintain a sustainable tourism industry in North Wales.

Our excellent reputation and strengths are built on our focus on the region. Our knowledgeable team live and work in North Wales, passionately working with and on behalf of the tourism industry here.

North Wales Tourism was established as a Private Company, limited by guarantee in January 1991. Initially part-funded by the Wales Tourist Board (now Visit Wales), the company was privatised in April 2002. Throughout our life we added value to the tourism industry across North Wales through core functions including include tourism membership, marketing, information and advisory services, and distribution.

Company Structure

The company has a Management Director and a board of 11 non-executive directors who operate or manage tourism businesses. The sectors represented include hotels, farm guesthouses, hostels, self- catering, touring caravan parks and visitor attractions. Board Meetings are held four times a year, in February, June, September and November.

The Board of Directors (2016) are:

Peter Lavin, Castle Hotel, Conwy (Chair)
Clare Britton, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways (Vice Chair)
Sarah Ferguson, Bryn Llewelyn Guest House
Chris Frost, Manorhaus Ruthin & Llangollen
Barbara Griffiths, North Wales Holiday Cottages, Deganwy
Ruth Higgin, Ty Mawr Tearooms B&B, Llanddeiniolen
Julia Hughes-Roberts, Arlanfor and Minffordd Self Catering
Tanya Keith, The Management Centre, Bangor
Morrigan Mason, Bodelwyddan Castle
Andrew Oughton, Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog
David Williams, Ambassador Hotel, Llandudno