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Your association Just to remind you that this is your association – let us know what you are thinking, any problems that we can help you sort out or perhaps some training that you want for your staff which you can’t find anywhere else. And don’t forget 11th May at Eddy’s – it’s worth it just for the view!

Geoff Haden

Swansea in Bloom Competition

Do you decorate your business with floral displays each year?  Would you like to see other businesses do the same?  Maybe you’re getting ‘green fingered’ for the first time this year.  If so, why not enter Swansea in Bloom 2004?  This annual competition is run by a voluntary organisation, in conjunction with the City and County of Swansea.  Now in its 12th year, it has been successful in encouraging many businesses, schools and residents to make Swansea a more attractive place to live, work and visit.

The competition is free to enter and application forms will be available from 1st May.  You don’t need to be an expert to enter, personal effort if far more important.  It is not even essential to have a garden - from hanging baskets to window boxes, there’s a category for everyone.  So why not join in the fun?

Winners will receive a delightful plaque to be displayed outside their property, which will be presented at a special ceremony later in the year.

For further information on the scheme, please contact Clare Powell on 01792 635490.

What’s on in Swansea - May Events

Keep yourself up to date with what is happening in Swansea. Make sure you have the information on hand to tell your guests when they arrive. Each month we will be listing a selection on the events and shows taking place in Swansea the following month.

May Events

Samba Tawe - 10th Anniversary Street Celebration
Saturday May 1st, Swansea City Centre, For further information visit
Clyne in Bloom - 50th Anniversary
Saturday 1st  May,  to Monday May 31st, For further information contact :01792 401737
Swansea Sound & The Wave's Vintage Car and Family Funday -
Monday 3rd May, Singleton Park 10am-5pm. For further information contact:01792 511964
The 2004 Swansea Model Shop Red Dragon Rally -
Saturday 22nd May, Start - Dylan Thomas Centre 9am. For further information contact: 01792 463892
Mumbles Navy Days - Friday 28th May to Monday 31st May, 10am onwards, Southend Gardens, Oystermouth Castle Grounds and British Legion Car Park, Mumbles. Contact Mumbles Community Council 363598 or visit for further information.
Swansea Show  - Sunday 30th May to Monday 31st May , 9am-5pm.  Singleton Park Off Sketty Lane. Contact special events on 01792 635428 or visit for further information.

For a further listing and for more information on events please visit
If you would like to promote any event that you may be holding, no matter how big or small, on the City’s tourism website and via the Tourist Information Centre. Just submit all event details via email to or call 01792 636184 – Just remember, it’s FREE!

Tourism Swansea Meeting and Benefits Packs

We are pleased to announce that the Tourism Swansea Member Benefit Packs are ready for distribution. They will be available at the next Tourism Swansea meeting, which will be held on Tuesday 11th May at Eddy’s Bistro, Hillend, Llangennith, Gower. There will be the committee meeting from 11.00-12.00 and the open meeting from 12.00-13.00 followed by a light buffet lunch.  So come along and collect your pack to find out and take advantage of all the benefits you gain from your Tourism Swansea membership.

Tourism Swansea Membership Fees

By now you all will have received your membership fees renewal form. I would like to thank all of you who have already returned your forms and qualified for your £25 discount. For those of you who have yet to renew your fees, please hurry. We have extended the offer of the £25 discount until Tuesday 11th May.

Once we have received your membership fees for the coming year, you will be issued with your Tourism Swansea Members Benefit Pack and by taking advantage of only one or two of the benefits, it will more than cover your cost of membership for the year.
If you require and further information or assistance, please contact Michelle at the Tourism Swansea office on 01792 403333.

Tourism Swansea Trade Open Days

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise to pass onto your guest, whilst having an enjoyable day out!
As a member of Tourism Swansea you can access a wide range of benefits. Trade Open Days have been arranged for Tourism Swansea members during May to find out what attraction operators and activity providers have to offer the visitor and what their future plans are.

Open Day Dates

* Friday 14th MayNational Waterfront Museum

2.00pm – 3.30pm Tour and Talk

* Tuesday 18th MayThe Chocolate Factory, The Kingsway, Swansea West Industrial Park

2.00 – 3.00pm Tour and Talk

* Friday 21st MayDan yr Ogof Caves

1.00-3.00pm Talk and Tour

* Monday 24th MayGower Heritage Centre

11.00 – 12.00 approx Tour and Talk

* Wednesday 26th MayGower Coast Adventures, Knab Rock, Mumbles

11 noon – 1pm approx 
* Thursday 3rd June - Gower Surfing Development, Caswell Bay
11.30 –13.30

* Friday 4th June - Clyne Farm Centre, Mayals

2.00 - 3.30pm  Tour
* Tuesday 8th JuneThe National Wetlands Centre, Llanelli 
2.00 - 4.00pm approx
* Friday 11th June - Taliesin and Egypt Centre, Swansea University and also The National Pool and Sports Centre
2.30 - 4.30pm Tour

Tourism Swansea members are required to reserve their places on the Open Days above, as there are limited places available.
To reserve your place on any or all of these days (there is no limit to the number of Open Days you attend) please contact Michelle on 01792 403333 or email stating the number of places you wish to reserve and for what dates.

Chapel Street Studio

Chapel Street Studio is a family company established in 2002 and based in the heart of Mumbles.  At Chapel Street Studio, members of the public are able to decorate their own item of ceramics with special underglaze paints and then have it fired.  The finished item can be a mug to commemorate a holiday in Swansea or to give as a gift, or something more exciting  -  dinosaur, fairy or even a giant ceramic snail.
At present, they are based in 1 Chapel Street Mumbles, with their workshop at no.3 Chapel Street.  However, later this summer, they will be entirely based at no.3, which will keep the whole business under one roof, and will also allow them to offer enhanced refreshment facilities for aspiring artists seeking inspiration.
They have a wide range of source material to help you achieve your artistic ambitions, and what better way to spend an hour than planning your project whilst enjoying a coffee, a snack or a delicious fruit smoothie.
So why not go along yourselves or send your visitors along for for a fun afternoon.

Well Done Morgans!

Many congratulations to Morgans Hotel for their outstanding review in the Telegraph by Paddy Birt. Not one fault could be found!

If you have had excellent review or comment about your business, please let us know.

Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express - Tips and Tricks

Following the success of the ICT Workshop that we ran in conjunction with Swansea Bay IT Centre back in February, we can confirm that we will be running another course on Wednesday 16th June.
The seminar is designed to ensure that you get the most out of you email and will cover the set-up of email and using virus protection. All participants will receive a free training pack.
The course is available to all Tourism Swansea Members and also members of Neath and Port Talbot Tourism Forum.

The course will be held at XLWales in Swansea, on Wednesday 16th June from 3.30pm - 7.00pm. The course is £15.00 including refreshments.
To book your place on the course or for further information, please contact Emma Duguid on 01792 545068 or email


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