Advice on how to benefit from the Eisteddfod's visit

11 March 2019

With the tourism and hospitality sectors among the most important in the Conwy County area, representatives from both sectors are invited to a free presentation to find out how they can benefit from the National Eisteddfod’s visit later this year.

The festival is held in the Llanrwst area in August, and organisers are offering advice to companies and organisations on how to appeal to the 150,000 visitors flocking to the region, leaving an economic legacy of £6-£8 million during the eight day period.

The presentation is held in Caer Rhun Hall, Conwy on Wednesday 27 March at 10:00, with a chance to quiz the organisers on how to attract Eisteddfod visitors to other parts of the county and to enjoy some of the many attractions on offer across the Conwy County area.

The Eisteddfod’s Head of Community Delivery, Alwyn Roberts, said, “The Eisteddfod is Wales’ leading festival and it’s vitally important we work closely with the tourism and hospitality sectors when visiting different areas in Wales.  There is a real opportunity for the sector to benefit from the festival and the aim of this presentation in Conwy is to share ideas and advice on how to prepare for the visitors.

“Our research has shown that our visitors, the caravanners in particular, enjoy exploring the local area during the week as well as visiting the Maes.  So it’s important that the local tourism sector is ready to benefit from this and can work with us to ensure that their produce and services will appeal to Eisteddfod visitors.

“Using the Welsh language is an important part of appealing to our visitors.  They enjoy visiting different parts of Wales every year, seeing how the language is used across the country.  From offering a complete service in Welsh to greeting customers and encouraging staff and volunteers to learn Welsh, you will appeal to our visitors when they arrive in August.  The session will offer ideas, advice and help on how to use the language to promote your business and service.

”With less than six months to go before the Eisteddfod, it’s time to work together to ensure the businesses of Conwy County are ready for us.  And there’s a warm welcome for anyone interested to join us at the presentation before the end of the month.  We want to see as many local businesses as possible benefiting from our visit, so come along to make sure you’re aware of all the opportunities on offer.”

The presentation is organised by the Eisteddfod with Business Wales.  For more information and to register for the free event, go to http://eisteddfod.wales/community/events/2019/hospitality-event.

The Conwy County National Eisteddfod is held on the outskirts of Llanrwst from 3-10 August.  Tickets on sale from 1 April.  For more information go to www.eisteddfod.wales.