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Visit County Durham has been recognised as a best practice representative for the 2021 edition of The Parliamentary Review; an independent publication which looks at how key British organisations are responding to different political and economic challenges.
The publication is apolitical and highlights significant developments and concerns for leaders up and down the country. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng says “this year’s Parliamentary Review reflects on a tumultuous and extraordinary year, globally and nationally.”
The article, featuring an interview with managing director Michelle Gorman, looks at the purpose and ethos of Visit County Durham as a Destination Management Organisation, how it performs its role, as well as current challenges and what the organisation is doing to move past them.
Ivor Stolliday, Chairman of Visit County Durham, commented: “As reflected in the quote from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we have most certainly seen a tumultuous and extraordinary year, which has had a disastrous impact on the county’s visitor economy. However, we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, and I strongly believe that as a Destination Management Organisation we have the strategy and robust plans in place to support the recovery of the sector, and by continuing to work in partnership, can emerge even stronger”.
The Visit County Durham article can be viewed online.