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The aim of this paper is to answer three questions: How important is tourism in Conway, what problems and benefits does it bring to Conway, and how can tourism be best managed

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Introduction The aim of this paper is to answer three questions: How important is tourism in Conway, what problems and benefits does it bring to Conway, and how can tourism be best managed in the future? To answer these questions, we travelled to North Wales and visited Conway town. I constructed a plan of action, questionnaire, made photographs and sketches and collected leaflets to help me approach the questions. Conway is a small town situated just off the border of Snowdonia national park and therefore surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the United Kingdom. Snowdonia is the second largest National Park out of the eleven in England and Wales. The National Park covers 832 square miles of the most beautiful scenery in North Wales and attracts an estimated 6-10 million visitors enjoy activities in Snowdonia National Park. Because access in National Parks is restricted, Conway Town and its surroundings are clean and unspoilt. Conway is located in good reach of the A547 and the A55, providing good links to the town. There is also a railway from London to Holyhead. There are twelve different buses, which travel to Conway town from all over the Conway area. There are several airports located not far from Conway, providing easy access to the district. I have drawn up a table to show airports close to Conway: Name of Airport Distance from Conway (km) Liverpool John Lennon Airport 40.1 Barrow-In-Furness Walney Island Airport 62.7 Manchester International Airport 64.9 Isle of Man Ronaldsway Airport 72.2 Bradford/Leeds Airport 98.3 Many tourists visiting the region are drawn to Conway and its beautiful castle. Wales is known throughout the world for its dramatic mountain scenery and its once thriving woollen industry. But Wales is also renowned for its castles - there are almost 400 of them in various states of repair and dating from various periods in history and scattered all over the country. ...read more.


Which adds up to 10% of the workforce working in tourism related sectors. The other 90%, however, work in education, or the high-tech industry in the many business parks and science parks. There is much mere scope for change and variety in tourist towns such as Cambridge. Tourism brings in a fair lot of money, however much of Cambridge's economy is supported by other areas of employment and therefore Cambridge thrives all year round. Conway, on the other hand completely depends upon tourism. This is partly because it is the only industry a town like Conway can make money on. It used to thrive with its mussel industry, but now demand has died down and the harvesting of mussels is only continued on a very small scale and doesn't bring any considerable money in. The only other source of income in the surrounding area is agriculture, which is poorly paid and the fact that the surrounding land is mountainous and unfertile and will therefore yield no good crops does not make it the most enticing alternative. Since 1985, tourism-related employment has increased by nearly 70% while total employment in general across all sectors has risen by less than 20%. Over the last five years tourism-related employment has risen by 9% across Great Britain. Employment having grown in all tourism-related sectors, the greatest increase has been in cafes and restaurants. The graph below shows the main sectors of tourism-related industries, and the numbers of people they employed in June 2003 throughout Great Britain. This comes a good advantage to Conway, as it is very dependant on tourism, the rise in tourism has created scope for many more jobs. Old buildings in Conway wave been repaired and conserved to be turned into museums. E.g., Aberconwy house or the Elizabethan townhouse, both located down the High Street. But other buildings are in the process of renovation too. ...read more.


Advertisement is very important to tourism, and it would be a good idea to make a website about Conway Castle, telling about its history and presenting information about opening hours. It would also be a good idea to make more leaflets advertising other attractions in Conway, such as the 'Mussel Museum' or the 'smallest house in Britain'. Conway even has a 'Teapot Museum', which could perhaps be better advertised, it is no often you come across a teapot museum and tourists may be interested to have a look. Apparently, Conway's teapot museum is the foremost in Britain! Currently, all there is to advertise it is a banner on the fence outside it on Castle Street. For Halloween in Cambridge, punt tours are being held, where visitors can punt along the river Cam past the many colleges and listen to tales of frightening events. Tourists will be provided with a warming glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate. A spooky walk will follow this, leading tourists to places where ghostly sightings have been reported in the past. Cambridge is a very successful tourist town and something of this nature could be easily done in Conway, it would be just as effective with it's gritty castle and narrow winding streets and would attract visitors different to those who would come to see the picturesque views or learn the history of mussels. As you can see, there are many possible ways of improving Conway's economy and attracting more tourists. It is up to Conway's residents and its County Council to bring these changes about. Conclusion I would have liked to have had some more time in Conway to gather more information. If I had had the chance, I would have liked to ask some of the children and younger people their views on tourism in Conway and what facilities they thought it lacked and how they would like to see it improved. This could have given me more ideas on how Conway could be improved as a town and attract more tourists. ?? ?? ?? ?? Geography Coursework Alice Schurov 1 ...read more.

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