Welcome to the WASCO website.
The Wales Association of Self Catering Operators (WASCO) is a membership organisation that represents around 2500 businesses and agencies from the self catering tourism sector throughout Wales and is committed to developing, protecting and promoting this important sector of the tourism industry. Led, managed and inspired by the people who own and run holiday cottages throughout Wales.
WASCO works with and for its members both behind the scenes and in the public eye. Council members attend meetings, speak at conferences and generally represent the industry. WASCO influences decisions that ultimately affect your business.
WASCO has developed a separate website www.walescotages.co.uk to showcase some of the best, holiday accommodation you can find. Our members are stimulated to join Quality Assurance schemes.
WASCO is your voice when it matters - Unity is the key.
- Represent and protect the interests of its Members .
- The principles of quality, and to promoting high and consistent standards in self-catering.
- Liaison with:- Welsh Assembly Government, Visit Wales and partner organisations, both nationally and locally.
- Promote Self Catering Accommodation and Wales as a visitor destination.
- Research and negotiate opportunities of direct benefit to its Members.
Keeping you informed
Regular e-mail alerts full of information that is of interest to the self catering sector that will keeping members up to date with changes in the law and legislation that could affect your business. WASCO also gives its members information on new trends, visitor statistics and feedback on business enquiries, occupancy levels, and much more.
WASCO also provides signposting to available business supports and grant opportunities.
There are annual meetings for with inspirational speakers, giving members the opportunity to express their views directly to the Council.
Service, Support and Savings
The Association offers a wide range of services to owners of self-catering accommodation. We can help you:
- Boost your bookings
- Market directly to thousands of extra visitors
- Improve your business
- Save money on rates, subscriptions, products and other business costs
- Have a voice in Welsh tourism, by being a part of the only trade association working exclusively for the self-catering industry in Wales