Press Releases

England’s Historic Cities to benefit from £1m investment

England’s Historic Cities’ consortium, which includes Visit County Durham, has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund for an innovative new project to encourage more US visitors to explore regional England.

Published: 13 October 2017

Durham shines in nominations list for North East Tourism Awards

Five leading tourism businesses in Durham are celebrating after making the shortlist for this year’s North East England Tourism Awards.

Published: 05 October 2017

Durham ranked eighth best hospitality destination in England

Durham has been ranked the eighth best hospitality destination in England in a survey by the AA and VisitEngland.

Published: 26 July 2017

Northern Young Farmer of the Year named Durham Tourism Superstar 2017

A tour guide from Hall Hill Farm in Lanchester, who is also the Northern Young Farmer of the Year, has been named the winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award.

Published: 14 July 2017

Launch of augmented reality project set to bring new life to Durham’s heritage

Durham City is one of twelve of England’s historic cities which have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) product that is set to bring heritage to life.

Published: 22 June 2017

New groups website for Durham

Visit County Durham has launched a new website to promote the county as the ideal destination for groups, working in partnership with 20 of the county’s tourism businesses.

Published: 05 June 2017

Visitor website achieves million milestone

Visit County Durham’s official visitor website has achieved a significant milestone in recent weeks, having notched up over one million unique visits in 12 months for the first time.

Published: 05 May 2017

Campaign invites visitors to step back in time

Visit County Durham has launched a new national marketing campaign aimed at promoting the county’s diverse and fascinating heritage. 

Published: 24 April 2017

Fourth Durham Tourism Superstar competition launched

A new search has been launched to find the next Durham Tourism Superstar by tourism body Visit County Durham.

Published: 04 April 2017

VisitEngland chair Lady Cobham speaks at Tourism Forum

Lady Cobham, chair of VisitEngland, paid a visit to Durham yesterday and was keynote speaker at Visit County Durham’s annual Tourism Forum. Lady Cobham, who was visiting the county as part of English Tourism Week celebrations, addressed tourism businesses and industry representatives from across the county at Ushaw yesterday (March 30th).

Published: 03 April 2017

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