Press Releases

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


Visitor guide generates millions in extra spending

Visitor attractions from across Durham are getting on board to help showcase the county’s tourism offer for 2017.

Published: 27 March 2017


Durham in the national spotlight at House of Commons

MPs and business leaders from across the country gathered at the House of Commons this week to celebrate the place brand, which it’s hoped will drive Durham’s inward investment opportunities and visitor economy in a new and illuminating way.

Published: 10 February 2017


Durham Tourism Superstar makes shortlist for national award

Durham grandfather and winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2016 award has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

Published: 10 February 2017


Durham businesses shine with fourteen awards at North East England Tourism Awards 2016

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping 14 awards at the high-profile 2016 North East England Tourism Awards last night.

Published: 23 November 2016


Durham dazzles at celebration event for Place of Light

Visit County Durham hosted a dazzling celebration event for Durham Place of Light, the exciting new place brand, at Durham Cathedral last night.

Published: 18 November 2016


Photography competition to shine a light on Durham

Visit County Durham is looking for a stand-out photograph to shine a light on Durham in 2017.

Published: 08 November 2016


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