20-12-2013 11:46 AM | News

Farmers support Welsh tourism, FUW survey reveals

Welsh farmers are more likely to spend their holidays in Wales than any other part of the UK or Europe, the Farmers’ Union of Wales has learnt from a recent survey.

Visitors to the FUW stand at the recent Royal Welsh Winter Fair said that they are also more likely to spend time away in caravans and farm-based accommodation in their homeland and many farming families would spend a few days camping at the Royal Welsh Show as part of their holidays.

“Almost 60 per cent of those that responded to the survey said they took regular holidays and 66 per cent of those stay in Wales for their annual vacation,” said FUW farm diversification committee chairman Eurwyn Roberts.

“It is very encouraging to see that so many farmers support the Welsh tourism industry by staying in farm-based accommodation and caravans.

“The Welsh countryside has a wide choice of scenery and outdoor activities and this is something that farmers here have, of course, appreciated and known for a long time,

“Over the years many farm businesses have diversified into tourist-based activities and it is great to know that farmers themselves support these enterprises,” added Mr Roberts.


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