Press Releases

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


Visitor economy shining brightly for Durham

Latest figures show Durham’s visitor economy is looking buoyant with 18.67 million people visiting the county in 2015, up by three percent on the previous year.

Published: 31 October 2016


Augmented reality set to shine a light on Durham’s heritage

Durham City is one of 12 cities in England that has been awarded a share of £250,000 to develop a new augmented reality project to showcase its heritage in a new light and increase its appeal to younger audiences.

Published: 28 October 2016


Visit County Durham appoints new permanent Managing Director

Visit County Durham is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Gorman as its new permanent Managing Director.

Published: 14 December 2015


Durham Tourism Superstar in the running for national award

The 87-year-old winner of the Durham Tourism Superstar 2015 award has been shortlisted for the national prize.

Published: 11 January 2016


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