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The north-south divide of Welsh tourism

Llandudno Pier
While recent figures suggest a stand-still in attracting foreign tourism to Cardiff and the rest of Wales, Adam Williams, owner of Tir Prince and operator of Llandudno Pier, explains that as far as tourism statistics go, the northern region Wales “may as well be a different country”. With foreign tourism spend down 17 percent in Wales, but up eight percent...

Llandudno Pier points the way for preserving amusement industry

Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier, the longest in Wales, has always acted as an example of a great British seaside destination. Ahead of the summer season in the Victorian resort, Coinslot spoke to pier owner Adam Williams about contending with government regulations and building the future of the area. Llandudno Pier has served as a North Wales landmark and a centre for amusement...

“A sad day for Llandudno”: Plans to review pier pavilion set aside

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The Welsh Government will not call-in controversial plans for Llandudno’s new pier pavilion,with the lack of intervention described as “a sad day for Llandudno” by pier owner Adam Williams. The director of North Wales leisure group Tir Prince was “astonished” at the decision as there’s “nobody for this proposal whatsoever”, suggesting Tir Prince “will be looking at how much to...

Punters drawn to retro-redemption old favourites

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As the season progresses operators are seeing families trending towards retro-style redemption machines, with new-takes on old favourites offering an experience that in-home consoles and mobile games still cannot match.   Noticing the punters gravitate, a number of operators are planning to invest more in ‘traditional-style pieces’ - games you’d expect to see at a 1950s seaside carnival, but with a...

Game of Piers gears up following Pier of the Year

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With Hastings winning Pier of the Year for 2017 at the start of this month, next year’s competition has already begun for some inspired pier owners.   Next year’s Pier of the Year award is already on the target list for some pier owners, each looking to succeed newly annointed Hastings. While the amusement- less pier won the 2017 edition from...

Pier bosses count the cost of new £1 coin

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While many marvelled at the novelty of a new £1 coin last week, pier bosses have been reminding the public of the burden it has placed on the seaside sector.   Bosses at piers around the British coastline have been telling regional media of the huge costs they have incurred to prepare their amusement operations for the new £1 coin. Adam Williams,...

New coin costs spiral for larger operators

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As the wave of new currency continues, two of the UK’s bigger operators shed light on the true costs of reprogramming for the £1 coin. Some of the UK’s largest operators are counting the costs of the new £1 coin, with figures spiralling into the tens of thousands. With the new 12-sided coin set to be introduced 28 March, operators are...

Tir Prince aiming high with expansion planned in 2017

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Operating in favourable market conditions, North Wales amusement park, Tir Prince, saw a great deal of success in 2016. Director Adam Williams is optimistic that these successes can now fuel progression and innovation in the park going forward. Tir Prince amusement park saw a fruitful year on the North Wales Coast and operators of the site see no reason why...

Llandudno Pier takes leading role in north Wales winter tourism drive

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Llandudno Pier is playing a leading role in efforts to boost full-time job opportunities and develop a winter tourist season in Conwy County. The county incorporates a number of traditional seaside resorts on the north Wales coast, including Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Towyn. According to Conwy County Borough Council, around 41 percent of jobs in the area are part-time due...

Deloitte report confirms leisure sectors alive and well post-Brexit

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Business analytics group Deloitte gives a shining endorsement of the UK’s leisure sector post-Brexit, an assessment borne out in the cashboxes of British amusement firms. Spending in the UK leisure sector increased in the third quarter of 2016, according to an industry-wide report from Deloitte, brushing off fears that Brexit would dampen consumer confidence. During the three months to September, leisure...

Llandudno Pier owner “flabbergasted” at 
Pavilion plans

With the first images of the planned Llandudno Pier Pavilion made public, Pier owner Adam Williams has expressed his concerns about the site’s modern look. Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has said he is “flabbergasted” following the release of the first images of the planned Llandudno Pier Pavilion development. His comments come in a warning that if the modern approach...

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