Barry's Butlins site gets boost

The former Butlins site in Barry will receive over half a million pounds to start regeneration work.

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Tourism chiefs lobby for more recognition

The announcement of funding to help regenerate Barry Island comes in Tourism Week, with the industry campaigning to highlight the impact they have on Welsh economy. Nearly 10% of all jobs in Wales are in the tourism sector and it's worth an estimated £6.18 billion.

With a new tourism strategy for Wales being developed by the Welsh Government this year, it's important that the industry's voice is heard loud and clear. We have a superb tourism product here in Wales, but we need to make politicians and the public aware of just how important the industry is to the nation's long term future.

– Adrian Greason-Walker, Wales Tourism Alliance

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