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Visit County Durham announces support for visitor economy businesses

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has today announced support for visitor economy businesses in the county, for whom the current COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant effect.

Published: 25 March 2020


Visitors to be ‘bowled over’ by Durham’s live sports

Following the success of last summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, which raised the county’s profile as a destination for live sport, Visit County Durham are delivering a national marketing campaign in partnership with Durham Cricket, encouraging visitors to ‘Get bowled over by Durham’.

Published: 03 March 2020


MasterChef star heads to free North East food festival

Top television chef John Torode will headline a County Durham food festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.

Published: 03 February 2020


MasterChef star heads to Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Top television chef John Torode will headline Bishop Auckland Food Festival this spring as organisers pull together all the ingredients for an irresistible culinary weekend.

Published: 30 January 2020


Durham to host international bowls tournament

The English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA), National Governing Body for the sport of Indoor Bowls in England, is pleased to announce that Durham will be hosting the British Isles Indoor U25 Men’s International Series.

Published: 20 January 2020


Durham tourism businesses offer ‘world-class’ visitor welcome

12 individuals from the county’s tourism industry have been recognised as ambassadors after successfully completing the ‘Welcome to Durham’ training programme, an initiative led by Visit County Durham.

Published: 11 December 2019


Visit County Durham autumn conference reveals plans for 2020

Following the success of #Durham19, the county’s Year of Culture, the annual Visit County Durham autumn conference unveiled key opportunities for tourism businesses in 2020 and beyond.

Published: 25 November 2019


Lumiere Durham celebrates ten years and a million visitors

The tenth anniversary edition of Lumiere Durham closed last night, Sunday 17th November, after four spectacular evenings showcasing light art across the city.

Published: 18 November 2019


Visit County Durham pledges support to local produce initiative

Visit County Durham, through its destination food brand Taste Durham, has pledged support to a national sustainable food initiative through a VegCities takeover of Durham Farmer’s Market.

Published: 18 October 2019


Durham to be transformed into glittering outdoor gallery as Artichoke announces Lumiere 10th anniversary programme

The full programme of 37 artworks for Lumiere 2019 has been revealed today.

Published: 17 October 2019


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