A significant percentage of the economic benefit to the local area during the Eisteddfod goes to the tourism and hospitality sector.
Many visitors see the Eisteddfod as their annual holiday and stay in hotels and guest houses, eating out and enjoying local amenities during their visit to the area.
Hundreds of caravans and a large number of tents will be placed on the official caravan site, and many more people will be looking for spaces at other local caravan parks during the week. Thousands more will also be searching for hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, private houses and so on, providing ample opportunities for the hospitality sector in the region, as many people will book their accommodation well in advance.
Research undertaken with those staying on the official caravan and campsite during festival week shows that almost 70% of respondents spend at least one day exploring the area, so there’s a ready-made audience waiting to find out more about what’s on offer locally.
Almost 80% of respondents said that they like to take part in local activities when they come to the Eisteddfod and a resounding 96% want to receive information about local amenities when they register for the caravan site.