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Deputy Minister praises holiday ‘Experience Makers’ during Wales Tourism Week

Staff who work in Wales’ tourism industry play a vital role in ensuring visitors receive a big Welsh ‘croeso’ and return home with great memories of a wonderful experience, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden said today to mark Wales Tourism Week.

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Further funding for WellBeing Facilitators in Wales’ screen sector announced.

A pilot programme supporting people working in Wales’ screen sector with their mental health is set to benefit from additional £150,000 funding following a successful first phase, the Welsh Government has announced today.

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Welsh Government invests £1.7m to transform museums and libraries in Wales

Some of Wales’ most treasured museums and libraries are set to be transformed thanks to £1.7m funding from the Welsh Government, Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden has announced.

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NOW OPEN: areas of Caernarfon Castle that have not been accessed for centuries — thanks to £5m investment.

Following 3 years of work, the enhancement project at the main gateway into the Castle is complete

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Visitor numbers to Cadw sites on track to full recovery post-Covid

  • Over 1.1 million visits were made to 23 staffed Cadw sites between April 2022 and March 2023.
  • Visitor numbers to Cadw’s staffed sites have recovered to 92% of pre-Covid levels.
  • An estimated well over 1 million visits were also made to unstaffed Cadw sites.
  • Income, including from visits to Cadw sites, have recovered past pre-Covid levels to £9.6m for the year ending March 2023
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Welsh Government supports UK & Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 Bid

The Welsh Government is a full partner in the ambitious UK and Ireland bid to host UEFA EURO 2028, the First Minister of Wales has confirmed.

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'Llys Rhosyr - a Royal Court of the Princes of Gwynedd - becomes Cadw's 131st monument

An important court of the medieval Princes of Gwynedd - Llys Rhosyr, Anglesey - has been acquired for the nation by Cadw, so that the story of this significant site in Wales’ history is preserved and protected for present and future generations, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has announced today.

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Cadw confirms intention to list Cardiff’s St David’s Hall

Cadw has announced a proposal to list St David's Hall, Cardiff, as a building of special architectural and historic interest.

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People love Wales when they visit – new research shows

People who take a holiday in Wales say they’re very satisfied with their experiences in the country, new research published by Visit Wales today shows.


Game on: Welsh companies leading the way at the Game Developers Conference

Some of Wales’ leading games development and software companies have been in San Francisco this week at the gaming industry's largest annual gathering, thanks to Creative Wales and Welsh Government support.

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Exploring Wales this Easter

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport Dawn Bowden is encouraging people to visit Wales this Easter, as she was the first to officially tour a new multi-million pound visitor attraction in Carmarthenshire.


New Chair for Arts Council of Wales announced

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has today announced the appointment of Maggie Russell as the new Chair of the Council of the Arts Council of Wales.