Anglesey named as ‘Holiday Hotspot’

Ynys Môn AM calls it a tribute to hard-working local tourism industry as Anglesey comes second in list of top UK holiday hotspots

Responding to the news that Anglesey is number two on the list of the UK’s top holiday hotspots, Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth has said that this is further proof of the importance of the tourism industry to the island’s economy.

A recent Office of National Statistics report found that, when looking at the average expenditure per day visit for holiday locations in the UK, the Isle of Anglesey has the second highest spend per day, with £48.92. Number one on the list was Cardiff, which can of course be reached in 40 minutes from Anglesey Airport!

Local Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth commented:

“These latest statistics show once again how important the tourism industry is to Anglesey. They are also a tribute to the fantastic work done here by local tourism businesses to attract visitors here and to tempt them to spend their money here.

“And who can blame visitors for wanting to come here? When they can enjoy our fantastic scenery, learn about our unique heritage, take part in adventure sports or simply enjoy our delicious food and drink produce.

“These statistics also strengthen our argument to the National Grid about the importance of the tourism industry and therefore of the need to consider other options rather than erecting new pylons across the island.”