Visitor numbers boost North Wales’s adventure sports credentials

Adventure tourism proves popular in North Wales.

Adventure tourism proves popular in North Wales. Image by dfinnecy / CC BY-SA 2.0

Adrenaline tourism is helping put North Wales onto the travel map for young international visitors. Overnight visits to the region by foreign tourists have grown 7.5% over the last year, with 380,000 taking place last summer. International visitors spent almost £150 million in the period, up 7% from last year. North Wales Tourism claim the rise is partly due to younger tourists visiting attractions like Zip World, the longest zip line in the northern hemisphere. They hope Surf Snowdonia, a £7.7 million inland wave garden that’s due to open in July, will cement the region’s appeal as an adventure sports hotspot. Read more:

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