Printer Friendly

Plans to build a new school of tourism.

PLANS to build a school of tourism and leisure on the site of the former Barry Island holiday camp have been welcomed by the head of Wales' leading tourism training organisation.

If it goes ahead, the project by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (Uwic) would turn Barry into a ``university town'' by attracting thousands of students to the new tourism school at the resort.

Diana James, director of the Tourism Training Forum for Wales (TTFW), said: ``Barry has a long history of attracting and serving visitors, and seems an ideal location for this new development.

``Uwic would play a vital role in the regeneration of the town, while benefiting from a unique location at the heart of a holiday resort, where students will be able to gain real experience of the tourism industry.''

She added: ``This is an exciting and innovative proposal that would provide tailor-made, modern facilities for studying hospitality, tourism and leisure.'' The TTFW was founded in 1998 to ``promote and guide education and training within the Welsh tourism industry''.

It is supported by the Wales Tourist Board and the European Union Objective One and Objective Three programmes. The Barry Island project would involve demolishing the remaining buildings at the 11-acre site to make way for the new complex, which could also include a hotel, restaurant and conference facilities.
COPYRIGHT 2002 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 9, 2002
Words:228
Previous Article:Robbers hurt man.
Next Article:Welsh Guards are recruiting.


Related Articles
SELECTED TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATION AND ONLINE SERVICES, START-UP OR ANNOUNCED, FOURTH QUARTER, 2000.
Terror attacks in U.S. impact Nepal's tourism industry.
Journal story over mayor comes in for criticism.
News clips.
Morocco's new development to 'boost tourism'.
Tourism in China; destination, cultures, and communities.
Efforts are on to have inclusive growth in tourism sector: Ambika Soni.
Selja postpones Australia visit over attacks on Indian student.
Efforts are on to have inclusive growth in tourism sector: Ambika Soni.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |