Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy 2035

Partnership Event

Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy 2035 Partnership Hybrid Launch

The Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy Plan 2035 is a ground breaking new strategy that introduces a totally different approach to measuring the impact of tourism in Gwynedd and Eryri. Through open and honest discussions with those who live and work here, the Plan establishes a new set of principles which aim to redress the balance in the area, and puts communities at the heart of those who benefit from the visitor economy.

The plan will recognise the importance of Gwynedd and Eryri’s visitor economy while also ensuring the protection and safeguarding of the qualities that makes the area unique.

25 September, 2023
Plas Tan y Blwch, Maentwrog
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Sustainable Tourism Principles Gwynedd and Eryri 2035


“A Visitor Economy for the benefit and wellbeing of the People, Environment, Language and Culture of Gwynedd and Eryri”

The tourism field has been receiving attention from the Council as part of the Gwynedd Plan priorities. 
Several discussions have taken place to develop new Visitor Economy Principles for the county and the Snowdonia National Park Authority for the next 15 years.

In looking to draw up our principles for the future, consideration was given to the definition of sustainable or responsible tourism by the United Nations' World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

"Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities".

As part of the process to develop draft Sustainable Visitor Economy Principles for Gwynedd and Eryri further research and  activities have been undertaken: The final plan will be launched during the Spring of 2022. 

Noted below are links to the main pieces of work that have been considered to date.

Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy 2035 - Strategic Plan

Briefing Note 3 on the Visitor Economy in Gwynedd and Eryri 2035 (Summer 2023)

Briefing Note 2 on the Visitor Economy in Gwynedd and Eryri 2035 (March 2022) 

- Briefing Note 1 on the Visitor Economy in Gwynedd and Eryri 2035 (2022)

- Cyngor Gwynedd Cabinet Report 14/2/2023

- Eryri National Park Authority Meeting 8/2/23  

- Destination Management Review

Funding Options for Future Sustainable Tourism Priorities Review

- Gwynedd Tourism Bedstock Review

- Presentation by International Destinations on Sustainable Tourism (Julian Alps, Slovenia)

Cynllun Eryri – Snowdonia's Partnership Plan (Snowdonia National Park)

Parking and Transport Strategy for Snowdon and Ogwen 

- Podcasts that discuss Sustainable Tourism