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Caravanners continue to enjoy Wales

Posted by Freddy Morton

The Welsh Assembly Government has revealed that 2010 was a good year for tourism as people flocked to the country to enjoy caravan holidays and other forms of vacation.

Figures from the 2010 UK Tourism Survey from January to September have shown that 7.28 million domestic breaks involved at least one night's stay in Wales at a caravan site or other accommodation.

During the same period visitors to Wales spent £1,237 million, compared with £1,207 million for the same period in 2009.

Heritage Minister, Alun Ffred Jones, said: "It is very heartening to see the results indicating that performance was not as bad as predicted and that Wales held up well and results were better than the UK average."

He added that the tourism industry would be crucial in aiding the economic recovery of Wales in the coming year.

A recent survey of foreign visitors to the UK carried out by VisitBritain found that Welsh castles were the number one attraction in Britain for visitors.