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A pilot project to run boutique visitor tours in north Pembrokeshire has been supported by LEADER funds. Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism will be trialing the boutique tours to show off the range of tourist destinations north Pembrokeshire has to offer.

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED have provided funding of £17,614 to Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Speaking about the project, Jeremy Martineau from Fishguard and Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism said: “We know there is an opportunity in North Pembrokeshire matching an unmet demand, following conversations with cruise managers and agents. Typically, the agents who arrange trips are unaware of the range of potential places and people of interest that can be visited. They choose to focus on a few more obvious places omitting the many “assets” in north Pembrokeshire that are not accessible by large coaches.

“We hope that these new boutique style tours will open up the full range of visitor destinations north Pembrokeshire has to offer.”

Buddig Meredith, Project Officer for Arwain Sir Benfro said: “This project will test the feasibility for a number of boutique tours.  We hope it will expand the range of visitor experiences on offer to include: Neolithic remains; Saints and Stones; musicians and artists; the natural environment; and the history, legends and stories of North Pembrokeshire.”

Arwain Sir Benfro supports project ideas from local community groups, organisations and businesses. As the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire, Arwain Sir Benfro brings together a mix of local community representatives, business, third sector, local authority partners to administer the LEADER fund.

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