The tourism team works in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sector to encourage the growth of sustainable tourism. This will deliver overall benefits for the local population.

If you run a tourism business in Monmouthshire (or are thinking of starting one), or you’re looking for statistics or information about tourism in Monmouthshire, we can help.

Business support and funding

If you are thinking about starting a new tourism business or any improvements/additions to an existing business, please visit our Business Support page at www.visitmonmouthshire.com/business-support or email tourism@monmouthshire.gov.uk.

Marketing opportunities

Monmouthshire Tourism uses a full range of marketing communications methods to promote the destination, including:

We also work with Visit Wales to help promote events, accommodation, attractions and activities, with the Visit Monmouthshire database feeding the Visit Wales database.

For more information on any of the above marketing opportunities, please contact the Tourism Marketing Officer on 01633 644842 or tourism@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Research and statistics

For information on Tourism within Monmouthshire, including facts and figures on tourism value, key products, accommodation and visitor surveys, please visit www.visitmonmouthshire.com/Destination-Intelligence.

Monmouthshire carries out regular monitoring of the volume and value of tourism to the local economy, via participation within the Scarborough Tourism Economic Activity Monitor (STEAM) model.

For further research including information on occupancy rates visit http://www.industry.visitwales.co.uk/

Brown and white tourism signs

We revised our brown and white tourism signs policy in May 2011 to make more businesses eligible for signage.

Under the new policy, visitor attractions (for example) need to attract 4,000 visitors every year to have signage.

For more information and to download copies of the Signage Policy and Application Forms, please visit www.visitmonmouthshire.com/business-support and view the section under signage, or email tourism@monmouthshire.gov.uk.