Senedd Member Paul Davies said that the Welsh Government’s pushing ahead with a tourism tax was a “real shame” after he visited a Pembrokeshire campsite, to hear more about the challenges facing the local tourism sector.

The Member of Welsh Parliament for Preseli Pembrokeshire visited St David's Lleithyr Meadow Club Campsite to celebrate Wales Tourism Week and spoke to staff about the campsite’s operations. 

Mr Davies said: “It was great to visit the campsite and see for myself how the site operates. Pembrokeshire is home to many local tourism businesses and it’s vital that the sector is supported so it can continue to flourish.

“The last few years certainly haven’t been easy and that’s why it’s more important than ever that Ministers at the Senedd recognise the challenges facing the tourism industry and develop policies that can actively support it.” 

“Actions speak louder than words and so it’s a real shame that the Welsh Government is pushing ahead with a tourism tax, despite vehement opposition from the sector.

“As the local Senedd Member, I’ll continue to do everything I can to promote and support sustainable tourism in Pembrokeshire and develop a healthy tourism sector that values its contribution to the local and national economy.”