Tourism is big business in Wales. Tourists spend around £14 million a day whilst in Wales, amounting to around £5.1 billion a year. Visit Wales is the Welsh Government’s tourism team, within the Department for Economy, Science and Transport . They are responsible for formulating tourism policy, encouraging investment in, and improving the quality of the visitor experience in Wales. We are also responsible for marketing Wales within the UK and internationally.
The City of Cardiff Council provides more than 700 services for those who live, work and visit Cardiff and has built an enviable reputation for helping to run and organise world-class sporting fixtures in the city. From FA Cup Finals to Ashes Tests, Rugby World Cup games to Olympic events, the City Council has played a key role in bringing great sporting occasions to the city. Adding the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships to that roster is another coup for the city. Over the next two years Cardiff will host the UEFA Champions League Final in 2017 and the Volvo Round the World Ocean Race in 2018, adding to Cardiff’s global reputation as an outstanding venue for world-class sporting events.
Learn more: visitcardiff.com
Message from Councillor Phil Bale, Leader of Cardiff Council: cardiff2016.co.uk/phil-bale
British Athletics embodies all of athletics in the United Kingdom and aims to engage and inspire both new and existing audiences.