TOURISM businesses are being invited to a calendar event about their industry in Denbighshire this month.

A line-up of leading guest speakers including the chief executive of Denbighshire County Council and representatives from Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Development Bank of Wales are set to attend the Denbighshire Tourism Forum (DTF) to find out about the latest developments in the tourism sector relevant to the county.

The DTF will be held at the Oriel House, St Asaph on Wednesday, March 27 and will offer an opportunity for attendees to network and share their experiences, knowledge and ideas.

A variety of information stands will be present including Cadw, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB, Taste North East Wales and Business Wales.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “With the start of the main tourism season fast approaching; the forum is a great way to meet like-minded people and find out about the latest tourism developments. It’s not only for tourism businesses, it’s a good opportunity for students and anyone with an interest in tourism to hear from industry experts."

Tourism plays a vital role in Denbighshire’s economy, with a total economic impact in 2017 of over £490 million, an increase of 2.3% compared to the previous year and 30% increase compared to 5 years ago.

Cllr Evans added: “This year is especially exciting for us in Denbighshire, with the imminent opening of SC2, the new £15 million leisure attraction. Located on the promenade in Rhyl, it will feature a water park with indoor and outdoor water play and Wales’ first TAG active play arena.”

  • In 2017, 5.93 million people visited the county, an increase of 25% compared to 10 years ago. Over 6,200 FTE jobs were supported by tourism spend in 2017, an increase of 21% compared to 10 years ago.

The meeting takes place at 10.30am.

To book your free place visit the DTF's Eventbrite page.