About the Wales Association Of Self-Catering Operators
WASCO, formed in 1995, committed its members to maintaining the principles of "comfort, cleanliness, courtesy and efficiency" and to offering visitors to Wales consistently high standards within their self-catering properties. (see the customer charter link alongside left)
More than 16 years later, and now with a much increased membership, these WASCO ideals continue. As does our emphasis on understanding and providing a quality experience to our visitors and guests. It is still an independent Association run by and for owners and operators, funded entirely by annual subscriptions and services to members.
Our members own and manage over 2,500 rural and city properties throughout Wales, ranging from cottages and chalets to flats, lodges and castles. Owners with just a single property, up to operators of large self-catering complexes, all enjoy unique benefits of membership.
WASCO does not run a booking agency. We encourage visitors to deal directly with our members, to benefit from the personal touch and enjoy an authentic experience of the real Wales – its people, language, history, culture, events, landscape and food.
Very encouragingly, our members report a year-on-year increase in bookings via our worldwide online presence.