Croeso! It's the Welsh word for "Welcome" and the name of our new, quarterly newsletter. Each issue will contain special interest stories about Wales, tips on travel deals and offers and special contests and promotions.

In This Issue:
Spotlight On: Cardiff
Travel Offers & Deals
Contests and Promotions
A Taste of Wales
Instant Poll
Your Wales Story
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We're also launching a new system for staying in touch with you by email. It allows you to control when, where and how we send you information by updating your own personal profile at any time. We encourage you to log in to your profile today to make sure the information is up to date, and to help us learn how we can provide the best information to you, the way you want it and when you want it.

WIN A TRIP: As a special "thank you" for updating your profile, you'll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to Wales! So don't wait – our "Stay In Touch" sweepstakes ends June 15th.

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For such a small country, Wales has played a big part in American history: 17 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 9 presidents, heads of universities and countless leaders in culture and commerce are among the millions of Americans of Welsh descent.

Do you have a story to share about your visit to Wales? We'd love to hear it. And if it shows up in a future issue of Croeso we'll send you a $25 gift certificate as a token of our appreciation.

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Spotlight On: Cardiff Celebration

JOIN US IN 2005 as Cardiff celebrates a double anniversary: its 50th as the capital of Wales and its 100th as an official city of Britain. But don't be fooled - Cardiff Castle dates back nearly 2,000 years to Roman times and Cardiff has been an important military, commercial and cultural center ever since.

Today the ancient castle stands alongside such modern wonders as the just-opened Wales Millennium Center, a world-class performing arts venue, and a bustling, revitalized waterfront made possible by the Cardiff Bay Barrage, a marvel of modern, tidal engineering. While across town the National Museum & Gallery is home to the finest collection of Impressionist works outside Paris.

Only 2 hours from London, Cardiff is easy to get to but hard to leave, with its blend of ancient sites, traditional customs, contemporary sophistication and modern comforts.

Learn more about Cardiff's celebrations in 2005.

Travel to Wales: Offers & Deals

TRAVELWALES.ORG: Did you know that we've just redesigned our website for U.S. visitors? It's easier than ever to use and filled with updated information on things to do and ways to go in 2005.

FEATURED OFFERS: Looking for that special deal? Are you the all-in package type? Then consider the fun and fascinating 9-Day Trains & Treasures of Wales tour from only $2,115 p/p. Or are you the go-it-alone type? Maybe you’d prefer the B&B package from only $60/night, including rental car. With scores of choices, there’s sure to be one that’s right for you. View More Offers.

Contests and Promotions: Win a Vacation

WIN A TRIP TO WALES: We'd love to see you in Wales this year, maybe even as our guest! Enter our “Stay in Touch” sweepstakes and you could win round trip tickets for yourself and a companion on American Airlines plus 3 nights at a B&B in Wales.

It's easy to enter: All you have to do is log in to your new, personal member profile and make sure that we have correct, up-to-date information from you. That’s it. You’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win! While you’re there, let us know your interests so that in future issues we can start sending more customized information. Click below to:

  • Update Your Profile and be entered for a chance to win
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Don’t wait - the Sweepstakes ends June 15th!

Not a member/subscriber? No problem. Just sign up here to receive this newsletter on a quarterly basis and you'll also be automatically entered for a chance to win the trip.

A Taste of Wales: WRU Rugby Rules

THE WELSH TEAM went undefeated in the RBS 6 Nations, winning the championship with its first Grand Slam in over 25 years! Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, home pitch to the Welsh Rugby Union and one of Britain's premier sporting and events arenas, hosted a grand celebration on May 2nd and the team will be touring the U.S. and Canada in June. Learn more.

DID YOU KNOW: Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world? Over 600 sites have been counted so far.

FIRST PERSON: "As we tell friends and family about our plans, we are met with the same quizzical expressions - 'What's in Wales?' they all ask. Well, we refer them to your websites and such pre-conceived notions and attitudes really change!"
- Nikki D.


photo © Huw Evans Agency Ltd., Cardiff

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