Ceredigion AM Elin Jones congratulated Ocean Heights Leisure Park, near New Quay, on gaining five star status, when she visited the site last week.

The Maenygroes park is part of the family-owned Vale Holiday Parks group which also has a facility in Clarach, near Aberystwyth.

The local AM met owner Thomas Scarrott to hear more about the tourism industry crucial to Ceredigion, and to discuss strategies to promote the area as a tourist destination.

Elin Jones said: “I was pleased to meet Mr Scarrott to discuss the opportunities and challenges for tourism in Ceredigion.

“The summer season is obviously of huge importance to many local tourism operators, and it was good to see the New Quay area bustling with visitors.

“We also discussed the recent proposals for a Holiday Caravan Park Bill, introduced into the Assembly by a Conservative AM from north Wales. Earlier this year, I raised many of the concerns which Ceredigion holiday park operators had about this proposal and its potential to unfairly increase the burdens on businesses. The prospects for the Bill becoming law are now slim.”

She added: "I congratulated Vale Holiday Parks for recently achieving five-star status for their facility in Maenygroes, and was impressed with their facilities and with the relaxed, safe atmosphere at the park.”