Tourism trade support

Newport City Council’s tourism team offers advice and assistance to members of the tourism trade in Newport.

If you own a tourism business in Newport – e.g. accommodation, activities, food - and offer services to visitors we would like to hear from you.

The tourism team can provide advice and support with events listings, funding opportunities, Newport Tourism Association membership, product development, tourist information provision, networking opportunities, UK and overseas marketing, tourism promotion and:

Tourism Investment Support Scheme

The Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS) is open to existing and new tourism businesses in Wales.

Support is available to help upgrade facilities and increase capacity where there is a gap in the market.

Businesses are also encouraged to show how aspects of the planned development will directly benefit energy efficiency or environmental improvement.

Read more about the TISS scheme here, and if you think your proposal is eligible apply online by completing the TISS introductory questionnaire (opens new website).

WRAP Cymru – funding for Hospitality, Tourism and Food SMEs

Under this scheme, your business could receive a 100% grant of up to £50,000 and/or up to £10,000 worth of consultancy.

WRAP Cymru offers two types of support for small and medium businesses to help save money by cutting the amount of waste they produce, and businesses can apply for either or both.

Visitor experience

The 'visitor experience' is a key part of the visitor economy and your business.

To create a successful and sustainable visitor economy in an area, all the components that help to make a successful experience need to work together.

Read more on the Destination Management Wales website.

Read the Newport Destination Management Strategy here

Read the Newport Destination Management Action Plan here


If you have any queries please telephone (01633) 233664 or email