With over 120 businesses attending from across Cardiff, the Summit celebrated all the benefits that the tourism industry brings to the Capital City of Wales and acknowledged the part that it plays in making the city such a great place to live, work, and visit.
2016 was another positive year for tourism in Cardiff after the previous record-breaking year in 2015. The number of overnight visitors is up, hotel occupancy is up, visitor spend is up and the number of jobs supported by tourism in Cardiff is on the up.
2017 will be another massive year for Cardiff. In June, the UEFA Champions League Final will take place at the National Stadium of Wales Stadium and this will be followed by cricket’s ICC Champions Trophy at Sophia Gardens. The eyes of the world will be on Cardiff for these global TV sporting events. Alongside this, huge progress is being made to regenerate Central Square that will dramatically improve the gateway for many to Cardiff and Wales. In addition, the recently signed City Deal further demonstrates our commitment to investing in Cardiff’s continued future regeneration.
The Cardiff Tourism Summit provided a great opportunity for those leading the future of the city to enter into dialogue with those who are in contact with visitors day in, day out. More importantly, it was an opportunity to forge new partnerships, develop new approaches and to think creatively about how we deliver our vision of becoming Europe’s most liveable Capital City.