Wales Rally GB says North Wales Tourism has been appointed as the Official Accommodation Partner for this year’s event 4-7 October.
Last year’s Wales Rally GB attracted more than 100,000 visitors plus a full 150 car entry with fans and teams travelling from 24 countries to experience one of the most hallowed events on the World Championship calendar.
Being such a global attraction, the rally already brings £9.4m of economic benefit to Wales. The partnership with Colwyn Bay-based North Wales Tourism (NWT) will assist spectators, competitors, teams, officials and media with their accommodation requirements across the region.
It also adds another important partnership to the event’s large engagement with local businesses in the area.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Wales Rally GB on one of the biggest sporting events to come to north Wales,” enthused Jim Jones, Managing Director of North Wales Tourism.
“It’s events like this that continue to promote and shape north Wales’s profile on an international scale. Our passion is to make sure the teams, officials, organisers, media and visitors coming from all over the globe for four days of adrenalin fuelled competition have a great Welsh welcome.”
This week, the organisers were going to reveal the route of the October WRC round and which would include for the first time in decades a section on closed public roads in North Wales, but this was postponed because of safety concerns over tyres not being changed in time for the tarmac after miles of gravel stages.