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Spotlight on winning Durham businesses with clutch of awards at North East England Tourism Awards

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping a number of prestigious awards at the North East England Tourism Awards 2017 last night.

Published: 20 November 2017


Discover Durham’s inspiring itineraries

Durham is ready to welcome group visitors in 2018 with a series of five inspiring and informative itineraries showcasing a diverse and fascinating mix of attractions, events and accommodation which appeal to the travel trade.

Published: 09 November 2017


Tasty ‘Made in Durham’ conference hailed a big success

About 100 tourism businesses turned out in force for Visit County Durham’s annual autumn conference, held at Durham County Cricket Club yesterday.

Published: 03 November 2017


Durham’s independent food producers launched to head of table

Plans to drive delicious food to the forefront of Durham’s tourism offering have been revealed - giving local independent food producers more opportunity to market their products to visitors from afar.

Published: 27 October 2017


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


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