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Postponed or cancelled: Spiritual Tourism Symposium

Christopher Catling, Secretary of the Royal Commission, will give the opening address at a symposium on Spiritual Tourism to be held on 6 April 2020 at the University of South Wales Conference Centre in Treforest.

The aim of this symposium is to identify ways to attract more people to Wales as a spiritual destination. Participants will learn about the many faith tourism projects already in existence or under development, share information and discuss objectives, funding, co-ordination and infrastructure.

Visit Wales, the Welsh Government’s tourism agency, will present its ‘Chapels Toolkit’ at the symposium, with its advice on how to open places of worship to the public and provide a welcome to visitors. The symposium will include discussion of the Welsh Government’s ‘Faith Tourism Action Plan’ (2015) and the newly launched Visit Wales tourism strategy ‘Welcome to Wales: priorities for the visitor economy 2020 – 2025’.

Christopher Catling said: ‘Faith Tourism is one of the fastest-growing travel segments according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Developing Wales’s potential as a spiritual tourism destination will help celebrate Wales’s distinctive history, contribute to rural regeneration, and encourage more people to discover the health benefits of walking and open-air exercise in this Year of the Outdoors. It will also bring additional sources of income to help those responsible for meeting the challenges of maintaining historic places of worship.’


Admission is free, but places are limited: to secure a place, please use the following booking sites:

Spiritual Tourism Symposium

Symposiwm Twristiaeth Ysbrydol


Date 6th April
Time 10am -16.30pm
Location University of South Wales Conference Centre in Treforest.
Type Symposium

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