Press Releases

Tourism body appoints new board members

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has made two new appointments to its board. Carol Woods, owner of Durham Cottages and Stephen King, commercial director of Go North East, join the existing 10 directors whose role it is to oversee its strategic direction and corporate management.

Published: 09 April 2019


Community Commemorates Cornish Centenary

The County Durham mining community that provided a lifetime of inspiration for artist Norman Cornish, will sit at the heart of a special exhibition, commemorating his centenary year.

Published: 26 March 2019


#Durham19 – the county’s Year of Culture

2019 is designated as a Year of Culture in Durham, with an unprecedented programme of events, festivals, anniversaries and openings taking place across the county.

Published: 21 March 2019


Incredible year for Durham capped by tourism awards success

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping a number of prestigious awards at the 2018 North East England Tourism Awards last night.

Published: 23 November 2018


Durham’s national marketing campaign to boost ‘wild’ Autumn breaks

Visit County Durham is encouraging visitors to ‘go wild’ in Durham with the launch of their This is wild, This is Durham national marketing campaign.

Published: 08 October 2018


International travel trade ‘Discover Durham’ to boost group bookings

Visit County Durham welcomed international travel trade operators to experience the best Durham has to offer in a bid to increase overnight stays from the group travel market.

Published: 05 September 2018


Public ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Durham matches opens

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opened today (Wednesday, 1 August) at 10am (BST) on Wednesday 1 August, when ticket applications were opened to all members of the public, backed by a major marketing and PR campaign, welcomingly called Are you in?

Published: 01 August 2018


Durham Tourism Superstar 2018 Winner Announced

Emily Hope from Beamish Museum has been announced as the 2018 Durham Tourism Superstar by Visit County Durham.

Published: 25 July 2018


Durham celebrates record tourism growth in 2017

Newly published research measuring the volume and value of tourism to Durham has revealed that the county’s ambitious tourism targets have been exceeded three years ahead of schedule.

Published: 17 July 2018


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2018

Visit County Durham has announced a shortlist of five shining stars from Durham’s tourism industry who are hoping to become Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2018.

Published: 26 June 2018


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