You might be inclined not to expect too much from a country that has four sheep for every human, but there’s a lot more to Wales than meets the eye. England’s neighbour to the West has a passionately independent streak. It has its own language and is the only member of the United Kingdom not represented by the Union Jack.
Sheep in Wales
Instead, Wales has its own flag featuring a fierce red dragon on a background of white and green. The human history of Wales dates back an astonishing 29,000 years, resulting in a rich heritage of myths and legends passed down from generation to generation.
Wales’s traditions and abundant natural beauty have led to Wales becoming a popular tourist destination. Currently revenues generated by the tourism industry account for just under 5% of the Welsh economy, and officials expect that number to grow to 10% by the year 2020. This growing sector currently provides more than 100,000 service sector jobs. This means that the tourism industry employs nearly 10% of the country's work force.
As Wales has increased in popularity as a tourist destination, so has its status as a business destination. Many multinational companies have chosen set up either production plants or head offices in Wales. They are attracted by the country's skilled workforce and excellent connections to the rest of the UK and Europe.