TOURISM is worth £256 million to the Anglesey economy, newly-published figures have revealed.
The STEAM research programme found that more than vistor numbers rose to more than 1.5 million people in; a five per cent rise from the previous year.
Cllr Aled Morris Jones, Anglesey Council’s tourism portfolio holder, said: “These figures once again emphasise tourism’s importance to the island and should be welcomed both in terms of the tourism industry and local economy.
“We’re committed to building on this success and will continue to work closely with all sectors of the industry to ensure an even better summer this year.”
The Anglesey Destination Partnership, which includes several island organisations with tourist trade links, will hold its annual forum at Llangefni town hall on June 6.
Phil Scott, of Beaumaris-based Ride Ride and chair of the forum, said: “We will be discussing engagement with the trade together with looking at food tourism and making more use of local produce.
“We want to see Anglesey develop as a worthy food destination as well as a place to enjoy the coastline, the many attractions and outdoor activities."