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English Tourism Week shines a light on Durham businesses supporting their communities 

Visit County Durham, the destination management organisation for the county, is supporting English Tourism Week, 25-31 May, and highlighting the importance of tourism to local communities.

Published: 26 May 2020


Visit County Durham launches campaign to provide virtual visits

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has launched a campaign that lets people enjoy a virtual visit to the county, from the safety of their sofa.

Published: 16 April 2020


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


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