Published on : Thursday, August 13, 2020
Tourism businesses and hospitality sector in Wales have been among the worst affected sections from the effect of lockdown due to coronavirus.
As the financial condition is very slowly getting unlocked, several businesses in the relative sector are fight hard with how and when to initiate efforts once again, some of them are even considering of giving up altogether.
Running a business is a lonely journey so Western Telegraph publisher Newsquest is bringing a panel of industry experts together who can share their thoughts as well as advices, to assist other business find a way during this tough time.
The event is being held together with the University of South Wales and with the Western Telegraph’s sister titles all over west and south Wales, including the Tivy Side Advertiser, South Wales Guardian, South Wales Argus, Free Press Series and Barry and District News.
Till now, panelists have confirmed Welsh Government deputy minister for the economy Lee Waters; Ian Edwards, chief executive at Celtic Manor Resort and senior representatives from Bluestone National Park Resort and Pembrokeshire Tourism, with more names to be gradually disclosed.
It would be a virtual panel discussion, chaired by Gavin Thompson, regional editor in Wales for Newsquest and editor of the South Wales Argus. Here, audience members can put questions to our panel.
“We had great feedback from our recent Restart Newport event, aimed at SMEs in the Gwent region,” said Mr Thompson. “Those in attendance told us how useful the discussion from our expert panel had been but also how it had helped to know they weren’t the only ones muddling through the current situation. We know that tourism and hospitality has been badly affected and continues to be, but it such an important part of our economy right across South Wales from Celtic Manor in the East to the Pembrokeshire coast in the West.”
“That’s why we decided to quickly put together this event, bringing together experts from the tourism industry who can provide more sector specific advice and ideas.”
“If you own or manage a tourism business in Wales, no matter the size, this event is for you and I’d encourage you to sign up.”
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