Thursday 2nd of November 2017 12:01
The 2017 Carmarthenshire Tourism Summit has been hailed a great success, bringing together around 240 people connected with the county's tourism & hospitality trade.
The 9th annual event was sponsored by Clay Shaw Butler and held on Thursday 12th October at Parc y Scarlets Stadium Llanelli.
This year saw a new format for the event - with something on offer for everyone throughout the day. Delegates could pick from a rolling program of guest speakers, meet with suppliers in the exhibition hall and book a 1 to 1 appointment with industry experts keen to offer support and advice to help businesses to prosper. There was also a dedicated networking area with freshly brewed tea and coffee from Welsh Brew Tea to keep everyone going!
Early feedback from those who attended has been overwhelmingly positive. Of delegates polled:
The CTA team are very proud to have organised another successful Tourism Summit which offers so many benefits to our members and supports tourism & hospitality businesses across the county.
You can view photos of the event on our Facebook Page.
We look forward to seeing you at our 10th annual Carmarthenshire Tourism Summit in Autumn 2018!
"It's very difficult to find out how our visitors find us on the internet. However, when I analyse my statistics with my hosting company, I find Visit Carmarthenshire in the top 10 of referrals. In a Google search it comes on the top page if you use key words like "Bed and Breakfast in Carmarthen". It's important to have another platform where our business can be found online and it really does work for us!"
"The one to one sessions on improving my website were really valuable. Paul Knows what's what and how I am thinking or struggling immediately! I value his input."
"We really enjoyed the Gold award winner visits. They've given us some great ideas and some real practical help. Strangely, one of the most useful things from the visits is that it's saved us a lot of time researching things that wouldn't be practical for us to try at the mill."
Carmarthenshire Tourism Association
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