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.
More top news
Organ transplant patients from Wales will be competing in the British Transplant Games in Newcastle as it gets underway today.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats announce plans to help first-time buyers on to the property ladder.
A chilly start but warming up into the afternoon with decent spells of sunshine and light winds.