May was fantastic as we were able to meet outside - albeit with limited numbers and I was able to begin my scheduled tours. Prices have been raised to a more economic level. Last year, with the launch of the business I had deliberately kept them low knowing I would never make money but the aim was to test the tours and if you price too high at first and don't get bookings you always wonder if that was the reason.
I have had leaflets printed with the guided tour on one side and the self-guided GPS-linked commentary tour on the reverse. The Tourist Information Centre in Conwy have been very helpful and are selling the self-guided tours as well as tickets for the guided tours. The castle staff were also grateful for the leaflets as, when visitors find they should have pre-booked Conwy castle tickets they ask what else they can do around town. As usual, local businesses have been very helpful as regards distributing leaflets. It is a critical part of my plan to make sure I direct clients towards our marvellous independent Conwy shops.
I continue to be nosey chatting to people around the town expanding my local knowledge. For instance, yesterday I found a lovely man down on the quayside and learned all about the Celtic Longboats four-person plus cox crew used for racing and also a fisherman who kindly told me what each type of pot was for from Whelks to prawns to lobsters.