‘Adrenaline tourism’ is attracting the crowds to N.Wales
generating countries for overseas tourism to Wales were the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany and USA.
“The team at our tourist information centres have also noticed an increase in overseas visitors from Australia and New Zealand.
“There’s been an increase in young families visiting from European countries such as Germany.
“These visitors tend to be independent travellers rather than part of an organised tour.
“Germany is a target market for Visit Wales, and hopefully more visitors will want to see and enjoy the tremendous facil- ities we have here.
“The outdoor activities and attractions now offered in North Wales play a large part in the appeal, and Surf Snowdonia will be another attraction to add to the list soon.
“We also can’t underestimate the power of major events such as the Wales Rally GB, Tour of Britain and international rugby to raise the area’s profile overseas – this can only be good for local business and tourism.”
Toby Tunstall, chairman of Conwy’s Chamber of Trade, said he noticed an increase in affluent Russian, Chinese and Japanese visitors coming to the town last summer.
Tree Top Adventure above), Zip World (main) and an artist’s impression of Surf Snowdonia