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Overnight trips 'up on last year', tourism figures show

More visitors are coming to Wales and, per person, they are spending more than last year.

That is according to the second annual report on tourism.

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During the first quarter of 2015 the total volume of overnight trips to Wales was 1.62 million That's up by 7 per cent up in comparison with the first three months of 2014.

In January-April 2015, average spend per day trip in Wales was higher than the average in the first four months of 2014.

In 2015, 46 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Wales – a 94% increase year on year, with 22,500 passengers and an economic impact of £2.9 million.

Tourism in Wales is in a strong position. Two years into the ambitious tourism strategy, ‘Partnership for Growth’ we are seeing that public sector leadership and support, driven by private-sector investment and innovation, is helping to put Wales ahead of the competition.

– Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism