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A recent government survey has shown that four out of five businesses in Wales say that their summer was at least as busy as 2015’s record breaking year.

An increase in ‘staycations’ combined with good weather are believed to be contributing factors to the boost in the tourism economy. One reason for the increase in people deciding to stay in the UK for their holidays this summer could possibly be due to uncertainty after the Brexit vote, and the weakening of the pound against the euro.

The Wales Tourism Barometer survey of 922 firms, found that caravans and campsites did particularly well, with 67% reporting that they were even busier than 2015.

Economy Secretary Ken Skates was thrilled with the results.

"Overall, tourism in Wales is performing strongly and the industry is on track to achieve the target of 10% real growth of staying visitor earnings by 2020,"

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies said it was "great to see that tourist operators are still brimming with confidence after the vote to leave the European Union".

"In fact, this survey suggests that operators have seen little or no effect on their business, which may come as a disappointment to the prophets of doom and gloom," he added.

By Laura Edwards, marketing assistant, Amplified Business Content