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15 June 2022 - Wales as a global tourist destination - Oral evidence

Committee Welsh Affairs Committee
Inquiry Wales as a global tourist destination

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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Top Welsh tourist attractions give evidence to MPs considering Wales as a global tourist destination

As the Welsh Affairs Committee continues taking evidence on Wales as a global tourist destination, it hears from top attractions on their experiences of both domestic and international tourism.

Penderyn Distillery, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Portmeirion Cymru and Zip World will all be appearing before the Committee. Penderyn Distillery exports Welsh single malt whiskies to over 40 countries, the Welsh Highland Railway is the UK’s longest heritage railway, Portmeirion Cymru is an Italianate tourist village featured in numerous films and Zip World runs zip lines at four sites across Wales, including the world’s fastest zip line at Penrhyn Quarry.

Likely areas of questioning

Among the issues likely to be discussed are:

  • The attractions’ relationships with VisitBritain and VisitWales;
  • Which international markets the attractions have had the most success with to date;
  • Views on how to promote Wales as a global tourist destination.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Wales as a global tourist destination
Chief Executive at Penderyn Distillery
General Manager at Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Finance Director at Portmeirion Cymru
Founder and President at Zip World


Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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