Wales unveils its trails and tales

Wales unveils its trails and tales

A whole host of exhibitors can be found at the Visit Wales stand at this year’s WTM.

A key theme for the country is its outdoors appeal. Wales has named 2020 its Year of Outdoors, encouraging visitors to celebrate and explore the country’s outstanding natural landscapes, alive with world-leading adventure and a distinctive, contemporary culture.

Wales boasts an 870 mile Coast Path; three National Parks; 600 castles; five Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty and Dark Sky Reserves, making it the perfect playground for outdoor adventure.

Making the most of its world-class stadium and exciting capital city, Wales will host the first Nitro World Games to be held outside of the USA in 2020. The event is a two-day festival of high octane extreme sports and stunts on almost anything involving wheels: bikes, skateboards, scooters and more.

This follows another award-winning year for Wales with accolades from The Sunday Times which named Castle Beach in Tenby Britain’s Best Beach, Rough Guides listing Wales as one of the most beautiful places in the world and TripAdvisor listing three Welsh beaches (Barafundle, Rhossili and Newborough) within its Top 10 UK Beaches list.

The Wales Way continues to be a focus as part of a 10-year development programme to increase visitors to Wales. This one epic route includes three distinct journeys that cross the country, showcasing Wales’ fascinating history, coastlines, landscape and attractions. New itineraries and product ideas will be available at WTM 2019.

St Fagans National Museum of History is one of seven across Wales and the museum has recently seen the biggest redevelopment in its history – an exciting £30 million project transforming this much-loved museum into a gateway introducing Wales for all visitors. It was awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2019, the most prestigious museum prize in the world. Visitors can explore life in Wales from the earliest humans to the present day at St Fagans through the national collections of history and archaeology.

Portmeirion Village, which packs in an astonishing variety of things to do and see – from breath-taking beaches and exotic forests to hidden lakes and Mediterranean style buildings, was named one of the top 500 unmissable experiences in Lonely Planet’s ultimate UK travel hit list for 2019.

The Royal Mint Experience is now offering twice-weekly VIP tours (available at other times for groups on request) including a guided tour taking in over 1,100 years of history with the chance to meet the experts, see a world-famous collection, discover how coins are made on the factory floor and experience the magic of the tool room.  A new Mint, Mine & Vine bespoke experience has been launched to combine a visit to The Royal Mint Experience, the Welsh Mining Experience and Llanerch Vineyard.

Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia has been awarded an AA rosette following a recent refurbishment of all 104 bedrooms. Eryri Bar and Lounge, while Padarn Brasserie, led by head chef Aron Davies, were praised for producing unique dishes using ingredients from farms and producers in north west Wales.

Also exhibiting with Visit Wales at WTM London 2019 are Cadw, Cambria DMC, Cardiff Airport and The Welsh Rarebits Collection.

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