The new-look service was opened recently, ready for the busy holiday season.
Relocating Bala TIC to the Penllyn Leisure Centre forms part of Gwynedd Council’s savings strategy. By finding different ways of working and sharing resources – rather than cutting services altogether – the Council can maintain a presence at the county’s main tourism hubs, such as Y Bala.
Councillor John Wynn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Economy and Regeneration, said:
“Following a successful pilot scheme in Bangor and Tywyn, where the TICs worked with other local facilities, at Y Bala, it has now been agreed to work in partnership with the local leisure centre.
“This new location is an example of how we are changing services to reflect a shift in consumer habits. For instance, the number of people visiting traditional TICs is down by 45% and more people are using the Visit Snowdonia website and social media pages to find out about things to see and do in Gwynedd.”
As part of the development, the refurbished TIC will be equipped with free WiFi as part of the Digital Gwynedd project.
The Council also intends locating a digital information point in the reception area of the leisure centre in the coming weeks which will provide information to visitors throughout the year.”
For more information about Bala TIC, and all Gwynedd tourism services and attractions:
- Go to the website www.visitsnowdonia.info
- 'Like' Snowdonia Mountains and Coast on Facebook
- Follow @visit_snowdonia on Twitter