A SUITE of professional tourism related marketing resources for business use has been launched as part of the Denbighshire Destination Management Plan.
A communication toolkit containing key messages to encourage safe and responsible travel ethics has been produced.
This includes encouraging visitors to plan, prepare and pre-book to ensure a positive experience, coastal safety tips, and outdoor safety messages to ensure people have the skills, knowledge, and knowledge. appropriate equipment before venturing out.
The new rural code is also highlighted to encourage visitors and residents to protect the environment by bringing trash home, keeping dogs under control, following signs and respecting marked trails, closing off roads. doors and parking responsibly.
A suite of social media graphics based on the key messages has been produced for businesses and tourism ambassadors as well as a professional image bank to promote the region.
Steve Layt, Denbighshire Gold Tourism Ambassador and Corwen Walking Festival organizer, said: “The resources and images are excellent and will be really helpful in showcasing the area and encouraging responsible tourism.
“The Dee Valley and the Berwyn Mountains have a big impact on Corwen and people coming to Denbighshire via the A5, but many visitors still don’t know it. For example, Moel Fferna is the highest point in AONB and Cadair Berwyn is the highest point in Denbighshire.
“A few weeks ago I was on Cadair Bronwen and a couple from Blackpool was at the top and they said they usually go to Snowdonia but couldn’t believe the range of hills they had always hiked.”
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Head of Council, said: “We are now approaching the main summer season and it is important to continue to encourage safe and responsible behavior by visitors and residents.
“More than 200 businesses in Denbighshire have now achieved the ‘Good to Go’ mark, which means strict Covid guidelines have been followed. We must all work together to preserve and enhance the special qualities of Denbighshire for future generations.
Denbighshire also encourages everyone to learn and appreciate the area more by becoming a Denbighshire Tourism Ambassador.
A series of free and interactive online modules with quizzes were produced on various themes including walking, cycling, history, arts, towns, Welsh language, AONB, World Heritage site, the coast and gastronomic tourism. There are currently over 275 Ambassadors and the program, which started in Denbighshire, is now expanding to other parts of Wales.
Richard Hughes, Bracdy Holidays in Llandyrnog and Gold Tourism Ambassador, said: “Many of our visitors to Bracdy Campsite have never been to the area before. They marvel at the beauty of the Clwydian Range behind the site and the stunning views over the Clwyd Valley.
“We are here to answer questions about Denbighshire and therefore to improve our local knowledge, we went back to school to become an Ambassador. We love our visitors to ask questions and we love to have the answers and with 2,000 years of historical events to tell, the great outdoors and bustling market towns, there is always a lot going on.
Denbighshire’s two tourist information centers are now open to help visitors with accommodation, activities, dining and getting around the county. Llangollen is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Rhyl Tourist Information Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.