We were delighted to welcome Economy and Transport Minister of Wales, Vaughan Gething, to Grove earlier this month. The Minister met with our owner, Neil Kedward, and the team, to learn more about the flexible working practices we introduced at the start of the year, hear about our latest renovation project, before sitting down to enjoy lunch from our Artisan restaurant with Neil.
The Minister was in Pembrokeshire to meet with key businesses prior to the Easter holiday, and what has historically been seen as the start of the tourism season in the county.
The Economy Minister said: “It’s been an incredibly difficult couple of years for the visitor economy. Two years ago, we had to take the very difficult decision to restrict people’s travel in order to keep Wales safe from Coronavirus, which meant tourism businesses weren’t able to welcome visitors for Easter.
“However, research now shows there is higher confidence and comfort levels, and the UK public anticipate taking significantly more overnight trips in the next 12 months, than the previous 12 months.
“In recovering from the pandemic, our ambition is to grow tourism for the good of Wales and to do this we will grow tourism by extending the season, promoting Wales during less busy times of the year and promoting areas of Wales which are quieter.”