|28th January 2020
||A morning workshop covering current/future trends and sustainability.
VCD PARTNERS ONLY
|25th February 2020
||Taste Durham Workshop
||This workshop will offer help and advice in relation to your business in the food & drink industry, including key industry trends, business improvement and a practical workshop.
|4th March 2020
||VCD Spring Conference
||The theme of the conference will be helping to shape Durham’s visitor economy as we will be reviewing the Durham Tourism Management Plan (DTMaP) which has been produced by Visit County Durham in collaboration with the county’s tourism industry and a range of partners and stakeholders. The DTMaP has become the blueprint for development of the visitor economy in the county and provides a structure and direction outlining how the vision for growth can be achieved. The conference will start the process of shaping the DTMaP for 2021- 2025.
||Product Knowledge Session
An exciting opportunity to hear about what is up and coming during 2020 and 2021. This FREE event for VCD Partners will include speakers from;
|18th - 25th April 2020
||English Tourism Week
||An annual celebration of English tourism. Showcasing the quality, range and value of English tourism to stakeholders. English Tourism Week highlights the vast contribution of tourism to the UK economy.
|1st - 7th June 2020
||Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make.
||Summer Garden Party
||Welcome to Durham Training
||The Welcome to Durham training course gives people practical and immediately usable skills that can make the difference between a visitor being satisfied, and a visitor being made to feel special. The course focusses upon customer service skills for the hospitality industry and provides an overview of the tourism product the county has to offer.
||Taking England to the World
FREE market-leading training to help grow your business
Visit County Durham and VisitEngland would like to invite you to Taking England to the World at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County on 10th September 2020. Whether you manage a large hotel or small B&B, run a well-established attraction or a new experience, this one day training course from VisitEngland will equip you with the skills to develop and promote your product in international and domestic markets.
|11th - 20th September 2020
||Heritage Open Days
||Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
|7th September 2020
||World Tourism Day
||On the 27th of September every year, the world celebrates the World Tourism Day. The reason for World Tourism Day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value.
||Dark Skies Friendly, Business Support
||VCD Autumn Conference