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Welsh Secretary to Visit to New Attraction and Launch of Summer Campaign


As the summer holidays begin, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates will see new activities in north Wales which will add to Wales’ offering during year of Adventure 2016. And the Economy Secretary’s visit also marks the start of the latest phase of Visit Wales marketing campaign to promote Wales as an adventure destination.

Thursday 21 July

10.00 – 11am

Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HA

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates will visit Zip World Fforest, ahead of the opening of a new attraction to the public on Saturday.  Treetop Nets is Zip World’s latest adventure to add to its growing portfolio of adventure attractions in north Wales which includes the fastest Zip Wire in the world and a unique subterranean playground with trampoline like nets and zip lines.  Business owner, Sean Taylor is feeling confident for what the future holds as the new Alpine Coaster for Zip World Fforest has recently been granted planning permission.    Recent tourism figures also show that tourism in Wales is in a strong position with the industry feeling confident ahead of the summer holidays.  The Visit Wales Epic summer campaign also launches on Thursday.

Economy Secretary and Sean Taylor will be available for interview.

12.00 – 1.00pm

Pen y Gwryd, Nant Gwynant.  Meeting point for parking will be Plas y Brenin

National Mountain Sports Centre, LL24 0ET.

Visit Wales has arranged for the production of a 4 metre-high set of letters forming the word ‘EPIC’ to be placed strategically in key, rural and strategic locations around Wales.   The tour will begin at Pen y Gwryd on Thursday and will be launched by Wales’ Year of Adventure Ambassadors – Richard Parks and Maria Leijertsam who will be accompanied by Ash Dykes, North Wales  Adventurer and world record holder  and  Jo Denison  – female head coach at Surf Snowdonia.

Should you wish to attend, please inform Heledd Parry 07811 332 633 or Anne Jones 0300 062 5478