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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

New Lumiere app spreads benefit across county

The first Lumiere appsponsored by Visit County Durham, helped thousands of visitors make the most of their visit to Lumiere, spreading the impact across the county through itineraries, interactive map and special offers.

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Inbound tourism increase for North East

The latest VisitBritain Inbound Tourism Trends Quarterly report is now available, and shows that inbound tourism to the North East increased by a record 12% during the first half of 2019, but visitor spend decreased.

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Airbnb to introduce 'verification' in 2020

Following Visit County Durham chairman Ivor Stolliday's presentation on the impact of Airbnb for tourism businesses at the Autumn Conference, a statement has been issued surrounding the introduction of Airbnb verification. 

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Supplier Partner - Discover the Dark Skies with Gary Lintern

In support of Durham’s Dark Sky offer, Supplier Partner Gary Lintern is inviting tourism businesses to attend his ‘stargazing experiences’ in 2020.

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Dan Flying Solo promotes world-class experiences

As part of the This is Amazing, This is Durham national marketing campaign activity, vlogger Dan Flying Solo has created a short film to promote the world-class experiences you can enjoy during a break in Durham.

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