Appreciation of North Wales is coming from as far away as the far east.
JATA – the Japanese Association of Travel Agents has named a North Wales route as ‘Road of Castles in a country of Wonderland’. This route is entirely circular, which starts and finishes with Conwy. It makes its way through a total of four world heritage site castles and the fabulous Snowdonia National Park.
This isn’t the first honour that Conwy has achieved, as it was named one of the prettiest villages in Europe. This has resulted in increased visitors from JATA agents, with a total estimated number of 2,380 visits between April and September this year.
A delegation of JATA agents visited Wales in November, visiting attractions along the decided route through a familiarisation journey through wales. The secretary of economy, Ken Skates met up with the group at Fondant food centre during their five-day tour of Wales.
This group is highly influential within the Japanese tourism community and so will be a fantastic boost to interest in this beautiful area of the world. This is a fantastic opportunity to boost positive PR North Wales.
The locations distinguished in the North Wales route are as listed below
- Menai Bridge
- Beaumaris Castle
- Caernarfon Castle
- Harlech Castle
- Blaenau Ffestiniog
- Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
- Bodnant Garden
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Pistyll Rhaeadr
- Powis Castle
Regardless, we’re sure the entirety of North Wales and beyond will gain a boost in tourism and interest in the international tourism community. With more and more honours like this becoming apparent, North Wales Is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded areas of natural beauty in the world.