Wales Rally shortlisted for major tourism award
The UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship is shortlisted among just three finalists in the Best Event (Large) category – the winner will be announced at a special ceremony to be held at the Vale Resort, Hensol on Wednesday 25 March.
Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB
“We are honoured to have been shortlisted for this coveted award, the rally makes a huge contribution to Wales on so many different fronts. As a high profile world championship event, it generates huge global exposure and attracts 80,000 visitors, the majority of whom come from outside Wales, who help to contribute more than £10m to the Welsh economy.
“The rally also makes a significant contribution to the community in the region, raising more than £40,000 for local charities and good causes, while more than 1000 Welsh students were inspired by a STEM event organised around the rally. Even if we do not win the award, it is fantastic that the event has been recognised as providing a ‘unique, successful and unforgettable experience’ that helps to promote Wales on the international stage.”
This year’s Wales Rally GB (12-15 November) will again be based in Deeside, north Wales.