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Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:03

International travel to Wales is on the increase – with Visit Wales announcing that trips to Wales in 2016 were up nearly 11% compared to the year before, with visitor spend increasing by 8% in the same time period. This is the first time since 2008 that Wales has attracted over a million international visits, while these are the highest spend figures ever recorded for Wales.  

Some other key announcements include:

  • Over 1 million international visits to Wales in 2016 with a record-breaking spend
  • £2m announced for projects to celebrate Year of Legends (2017) and Year of the Sea (2018)
  • The Wales Way will be launched during Year of Legends
  • 2019 is named as the Year of Discovery. 

 2019 has been unveiled as the Year of Discovery, continuing Visit Wales' thematic years, and following on from 2017’s Year of Legends and 2018’s Year of the Sea.

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