Wales Tourist Board launches travel campaign

CARDIFF, Wales -- The Wales Tourist Board unveiled a travel campaign that brings together more than 35 tour operators, hotels and airlines with special deals and discounts.

The centerpiece of the campaign is a new brochure geared to "one-stop-shopping," using the tagline "Wales Is the Place, Now Is the Time."

Among the programs highlighted are those offering walking tours in Pembrokeshire, visits to the castles of North Wales and literary itineraries focusing on Dylan Thomas and the legend of King Arthur.

"Our research indicates a surge in interest in traveling to Wales," said Raymond Mathias, director of the Wales Tourist Board's New York office, "and now we make it easier and more alluring than ever to book a Wales vacation."

Two new operators offering Wales programs, Destination Ireland & Great Britain and Legend Tours, are featured in the brochure.

Also, United Vacations is offering a four-night London & Wales fly-drive priced from $669 per person, double.

Free copies of the brochure are available by calling (877) 899-7199. The tourist board's Web site is at www.travelwales.org.

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