In 1971 a group of hotel and guest house owners came together along with some self-catering accommodation providers to take on and develop the marketing of the St Davids peninsula from the St Davids City Council. With the aim to promote tourism and holidays to Visitors, the St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association came into existence.
Since these early days, a yearly brochure known as the ‘Broad Sheet’ continues to be produced with useful information for the visitor. In 2004 the step was taken to develop a web site to complement the Broad Sheet.
In 2018 development has finally got underway to create an interactive social media mobile phone App which went live in June 2019. ‘St Davids Peninsula’ can now be found in the App Stores of Apple and Android (Google Play).
This has been made possible through grant funding by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe Investing in Rural Areas.
In 2020 the Association has 70 members.
The Committee meets in January, March, May, July, September and November with the AGM in late November.
Contact can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org
|Chair & IT administrator||Doug Malein|
|Secretary & Oriel y Parc
|Treasurer & National Trust
|City Council||Emma Evans|
|City Council||Richard Thornton|
|Mathry Council||Jill Morgan|
|Solva Council||John Price
|Llanrhian Council||Rob Smith
|Caravan & Camping||Ian Panton|
|Places to Eat||Nick Michell
Advertising through Membership of the Association is open to any business, trade or service provider operating within the St Davids Peninsula. Membership entitles the member to a Line Entry in the Broadsheet brochure and an entry on the web site together with a link to their web site or home page.
Annual membership fee with line entry in brochure: £110
Box advert in brochure (space permitting) – additional £190
Temporary web membership: £10/month*
* To be up until the end of October and must become a member for the following year.
The Broadsheet print run for 2020 was 100,000 copies. These Broadsheets are distributed professionally throughout Wales & the West and to Tourist Information Centres and motorway service stations etc. throughout the whole of mainland Britain.
Marketing: The Association pays for the distribution of the Broadsheet brochures and also pays for the polylope and postage costs of copies sent by the Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre, St Davids to web site and telephone enquirers.
The Association advertises in the Coast to Coast National Park paper, in the Visit Pembrokeshire Guide and has a daily online advertising budget. There is annual sponsorship of a concert at the St Davids Cathedral Festival.
Other activities in which the association is involved with are the annual St Davids Day celebrations and the annual Sand Church Contest on Whitesands Beach.
The St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association has taken every care in the compilation of the information contained on its web pages but can accept no responsibility for inaccuracies, or for any consequences, however caused.