Great news, Durham is set to benefit from two successful bids awarded more than £2million from the VisitEngland Discover England Fund.
Visit County Durham is a member of England's Historic Cities, one of 15 destinations from across England who will work in Partnership to launch 'The Collection', an initiative that will focus on people and events from the past to bring the cities and their stories to life. A set of itineraries will link the cities by rail so that visitors can plan a multi-destination visit.
Working with Marketing Manchester and destinations from across the north, Durham will benefit from the positioning of Manchester Airport as an international gateway. This project will increase the volume of visitors coming through Manchester Airport by creating itineraries that showcase the city, and excursions that open up the north of England.