Welsh tourism industry reports a bumper summer

Beaumaris Castle and moat with swan in the water Credit: Robert Knight/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Wales' tourism industry has enjoyed a bumper summer, according to figures released today by the Welsh Government.

Almost six in 10 Welsh tourism businesses said they had received more guests or visitors this August compared to 12 months ago, with eight in 10 feeling confident about the Autumn season.

Seven in 10 Welsh attractions reported an increase in visitor numbers, while a third of the self catering sector also reported an increase.

The recent good weather is said to be the main factor behind the upturn, with many saying the sunshine has given their businesses a boost.