Press Release February 14, 2013
New Tourism Group For Ceredigion Attracts 100th Member
A group of business people within the tourism sector have started a tourism trade body to further one of the county’s main industries. Already over a hundred businesses from all over the County have become members. Caryl Glyn, co-owner of Llys Aeron a 5* guest house in Aberaeron, was the 100th member to register in February.
The group was formed as local businesses who depend on tourism felt that they had no say in the development and delivery of tourism strategy in the county. Tourism is an important part of the economy of Ceredigion, contributing £268 million pa and supporting over 5700 jobs. The primary goal of the group is to work with the public and private sector organisations to raise the profile of Ceredigion and promote it as the fantastic destination we all know it is.
On March 19, 2013 at the Conrah Hotel, Aberystwyth the official launch of Twristiaeth Ceredigion Tourism organisation will be held for existing members and any other businesses engaged in tourism wishing to become involved. The keynote speaker will be David Hieatt, the co-founder of Howies and Hiut jeans of Cardigan, who will share his thoughts on the future of tourism in the area. There will also be a Q&A with key representatives from Visit Wales, Twristiaeth Ceredigion Tourism, Tourism Partnership Mid Wales and Ceredigion County Council.
David Pickworth, Chairman of the group said, “This is an opportunity for members within the industry to share ideas and ensure that the tourism industry has a strong voice within the county. We invite both existing members and businesses who have yet to join to come along to the launch event and get their views heard.”
All tourism related businesses are invited to attend the launch. For more details contact David Pickworth by e-mail or by telephone on 01974 272559.
The future is in your hands
Survey to shape the future of TCT
The purpose of this survey is to get feedback from you, the members of TCT, on your expectations of the TCT and your views on certain other topics. A summary of the responses was presented at the TCT’s first AGM, held at the Ceredigion County Council offices at Penmorfa, Aberaeron on the 18th June, 2013 at 10.00am. If you would like to see a summary of the results of this survey, it is available to download in as a pdf: SurveyResponseSummary.pdf
As your views on the questions included in the survey are so important to us and the way in which we operate, the survey is to be an ongoing activity and responses submitted will be considered by the committee. This is an opportunity for our members to shape the activities of TCT. If you have not yet completed the questionnaire, please do so now.
To complete the survey in English, please use this form
To complete the survey in Welsh, please use this form
TCT, representing the tourism industry in Ceredigion
Since its establishment, the TCT committee has been working hard on a number of projects:
- Developing the aims constitution for TCT
- Promoting TCT to extend its influence and to reach potential members
- Working with Ceredigion County Council on promoting this county as a tourism destination
- Representing TCT at meetings and events with other bodies such as Tourism Partnership Mid-Wales and Sustainable Futures Group
- Lobbying at local and county council levels, as well as with the Welsh Government, on issues affecting members
- Planning and managing the inaugural meeting and TCT's first AGM
Joining Twristiaeth Ceredigion Tourism
If you would like to influence or contribute to the work of TCT, why not join us. We welcome applications from individuals and organisations with an interest in promoting our county and providing a quality experience for our visitors.
To become a member of TCT, declare specific interests, or to represent a sector, complete the on line application form, or contact the TCT Chairperson, David Pickworth, by e-mail or telephone on 01974 272559.