Southern Wales Tourism Group Travel Tool Kit
Group travel is an important sector for Southern Wales, even post Covid-19. It’s hard to think of a business within the public, private or voluntary sectors that couldn’t benefit from welcoming group visits.
South East Wales Tourism Forum
A Regional Fora was established in 2014 to drive the delivery of the tourism strategy in each region. There is a forum in each region - north, mid, south east and south west. The forum meets three/four times a year to discuss and review tourism developments and to bring together key stakeholders within the region.
The forum aims to identify:
- which individual business or destinations can work more closely together within the region
- opportunities for tourism development within the region
- the method for feeding into each forum through destination management partnerships
Bridgend County has two industry representatives as well as BCBC officers on the forum. Meeting minutes are available here.
Your Porthcawl is a tourism destination marketing campaign commissioned by Bridgend County Borough Council thanks to £1.5m of EU funding via the Welsh Government’s Tourism Attractor Destination programme.
In order to promote Porthcawl as a destination as well as highlight the innovative developments that have and are continuing to take place, S3 Advertising were appointed in July 2019 to deliver an online marketing campaign for Porthcawl which would run until the end of 2020. This has been extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please follow and engage with Your Porthcawl and Eich Porthcawl on social media.
Visit Wales Industry News
Stay up to date with tourism industry news from Visit Wales
Visit Wales are committed to providing the support and assurance the business community needs during these unprecedented difficult times and have issued several Coronavirus (COVID-19) related bulletins which can be found on the Tourism Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletins page.
New Visit Bridgend website launched to help promote the sea, summits and scenery of county borough as parts of the tourism and hospitality sector prepare to reopen.
Last year Bridgend County Borough Council launched a new destination brand and website. The new Visit Bridgend website promotes the sea, summits and scenery of county borough, featuring activities, accommodation and places of interest.
Visit Bridgend promotes the many strengths of the destination, from golf and water sports to the variety and beauty of the coast and countryside.
A new logo forms part of the new destination brand for the County Borough. The design of the logo shows a cross section of the County Borough. Featuring the hills of the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys and Maesteg Town Hall, the historic Old Bridge in Bridgend town centre, the Ogmore River and the beautiful coastline.
Visit Bridgend and Croeso i Ben-y-bont ar Ogwr are currently on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Croeso i Ben-y-bont
Bridgend Business Forum
With over 900 members, Bridgend Business Forum acts as a collective voice for businesses in Bridgend County Borough. Since 2009 it has represented companies of every size across all sectors. The Forum is active in responding to local issues and developments, and provides it members with:
- a collective voice
- excellent opportunities for networking and the sharing of best practice
- a regular programme of business events
- training courses
- sponsorship opportunities
- annual business awards
Listing your business on this website
We are keen to include relevant accommodation, attractions and activity on this website to showcase what the County offers to potential visitors. To find out more, please contact our Destination Management Officer, Alice Brown.
If your business has a listing on visitwales.com you will automatically appear on this website. For helpful tips on making the most of your listing download the new industry guide - "Top tips for an epic listing"
Tourism is growing in Bridgend
Tourism is vital to Bridgend County Borough’s economy. According to STEAM (Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor), the sector brought £347m into the county borough in 2018. This supported the equivalent of 4,041 full-time jobs. If you run a tourism business or are thinking about starting one, our Destination Management Officer, Alice Brown, is able to offer advice.