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Visit County Durham team paint the county in team building finale

To conclude the end of a series of workshop exercises - the Visit County Durham team present to you the This is Durham mural. 

Published: 06 June 2018


Artwork celebrating Durham unveiled

A giant artwork made up of four images of iconic Durham landscapes has been brought together for the first time.

Published: 04 June 2018


Visit County Durham offers best practice to Chinese delegation

Visit County Durham recently welcomed a delegation from Hainan Province, China. The delegation was in the county exploring best practice in tourism and destination management. Held at Durham Cathedral, Ivor Stolliday, Chair of Visit County Durham, provided a presentation on the work of Visit County Durham and answered questions from the group.

Published: 09 May 2018


Taste Durham initiative introduced in Durham hotel

Food producers from across the county have been selected to supply their products to a new £15m hotel which recently opened.

Published: 17 April 2018


North East rural businesses given extra time to apply for a share of £10m funding

Rural businesses in the North East have been given an extra two months to apply for a share of £10m of funding.

Published: 28 March 2018


New fundraising campaign will provide sustainable foundation for the Cathedral’s buildings

This week, on Friday 16 March, Durham Cathedral launches a new fundraising campaign that will provide a sustainable future for the repair of the medieval Cathedral buildings, ensuring they are safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. 

Published: 15 March 2018


Talking Heads by Alan Bennett - Ticket offer

Local businesses can take advantage of discounted tickets to see Gala Theatre's spring production of Talking Heads by Alan Bennett which runs from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 March.

Published: 21 February 2018


Seaham’s water sports centre shortlisted for top award

A new water sports centre in County Durham has been nominated for a prestigious national award.

Published: 19 February 2018


Ice Sculptures Unveiled in Final Line Up for Fire&Ice InDurham 2018

Durham BID have today unveiled the final nine icy installations you can expect to see across the City this half term during FIRE&ICE InDurham.

Published: 07 February 2018


TV Chef Phil Vickery joins Bishop Auckland Food Festival

One of the country’s best-loved TV chefs Phil Vickery is set to share his passion for good food with visitors at this year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, which will take place from Saturday, 21 to Sunday, 22 April.

Published: 30 January 2018


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Save the date: English Tourism Week 2019

Save the date: English Tourism Week 2019

Start planning for the next English Tourism Week (ETW) which will take place on 30 March - 7 April 2019.

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Published: 2018-06-20


Update for accommodation businesses

Update for accommodation businesses

VisitEngland and the AA* have agreed updated common standards and criteria for hotels and self-catering accommodation in the UK.

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Published: 2018-06-20


Visit County Durham vacancy deadline

Visit County Durham vacancy deadline

Today is the final day to apply for the role of Partnership & Sales Executive. 

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Published: 2018-06-20


National Hotel Marketing Conference Discount - £50 off savings

National Hotel Marketing Conference Discount - £50 off savings

This year’s National Hotel Marketing Conference takes place on Thursday 5th July at the Hilton at St George’s Park in Staffordshire and is open to independent and group hoteliers alike.

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Published: 2018-06-20


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