Honouring Mid Wales

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Mid Wales takes up a big part of Wales, about a third of it in total and whilst many people think it is just agricultural, tourism lays a very important role.

Dan yr Ogof

In that huge area there is a widespread tourist offering ranging from trekking, walking, camping, visiting heritage sites and just sitting and admiring the landscape.

Rarely has it been appreciated in tourism awards which is why you will have read little of their achievements when Just about Travel has published stories about tourism awards but that has now changed.

MWT Cymru (they have over 550 members which goes to show just how strong tourism is in Mid-Wales) created their own awards this year and recently announced the first winners. You can find a full list of winners and runners-up by going their website.

The award for best Activity/Experience went to Corris Mine Explorers and Best Visitor Attraction went to the very popular Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves Centre For Wales.

The Best Hotel Award went to the Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi which is near where the ospreys nest when the retun to Mid Wales in late Spring. Gwesty Cymru, Aberystwyth collected the Best Guest Accommodation Award, Mid Wales Holiday Lets, Rhayader celebrated winning the Best Self Catering/ Self Contained Accommodation Award, The Nags Head, Garthmyl was judged the Best Place to Eat or Drink and Fforest Fields, Hundred House, near Llandrindod Wells won the Best Holiday / Camping / Touring Park Award.

Wonderwool Wales, Builth Wells, received the Best Event Award and Ty Cwch, Cwmtydu, near Llandysul , who received the Tourism Innovation Award. 

The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, took home the Best Accommodation For Groups Award. Canvas & Campfires in ​Lampeter, was judged the Best Glamping/ Quirky Accommodation and The Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth collected the Best Third Sector Award.

All these award winners will now represent Mid Wales at the Wales National Tourism Awards in March 2020.

On top of this, a Lifetime Achievement Award to Pam Powell from Rhayader, who is approaching her 95th birthday, for her considerable contribution to the tourism industry in Mid Wales spanning many decades. At the other end of the scale, the Young Tourism Person of the Year Award was Amy Clark, manager of The Nags Head, Garthmyl, near Montgomery.

Perhaps next year an award for customer satisfaction could be included since that is what makes or condemns a tourist offering.

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