£24m EU funding boost an epic tourism start to Easter in rural Wales

Welsh government news website April 2017£24 million will be available for the development and marketing of tourism through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 -2020.

The Welsh Government writes:

As Wales’ tourism industry gears up for the Easter weekend, the Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has announced that more than £24 million will be available for the development and marketing of tourism through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 -2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Welsh Government.

Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, said: ‘This package of investment by the Rural Development Programme will make a major contribution to how we develop the products that we have here in Wales as well as how we market Wales to the world. It will enable us to make sure that the correct amenities are in place at the local level; to encourage innovative and top quality product development; and it will help us take these products to the world through Visit Wales marketing.  With the existing EU tourism funded projects currently in development with partners in Wales, we are looking at more than a £100 million investment in the sector up until 2020 which will have a big impact on Wales’ competiveness in the global marketplace’.

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