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Welcome to the Visit County Durham Corporate Website

Welcome to Visit County Durham - the tourism management agency for County Durham which works on behalf of businesses and public agencies to support the growth and development of the county's visitor economy.

Visit County Durham has strategic responsibility for tourism and performs the functions of destination management and marketing in the county.
Many others are involved in delivering a vibrant visitor economy, one organisation cannot do it alone, which is why we are a partnership.

Our aim is to place the visitor at the heart of everything we do.

Planning a trip? Visit the official tourism website > This is Durham

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Wednesday Grapevine

Industry standard and consumer mark launched

Visit England, in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have launched a new industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards re-opening. 

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'Know before you go' campaign

Alongside the industry standard, VisitEngland have launched a ‘Know Before You Go’ public information campaign to support tourism in England.

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Guidance for reopening tourism businesses

Visitor economy guidance has been published by Government to support tourism businesses in their preparations for re-opening. 

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VisitEngland free business recovery webinar series

VisitEngland are delivering a series of free webinars to support businesses during COVID-19 recovery. 

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20 amazing ways to enjoy the English seaside this summer

Hunting for Seaham's famous sea glass on the beautiful beaches along the Durham Heritage Coast has been featured in the Telegraph's guide to top amazing ways to enjoy the seaside this summer in England, following a pitch by Visit County Durham. 

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