Press Releases

Durham Annual Tourism Forum celebrates industry during English Tourism Week

Visit County Durham’s annual Tourism Forum addressed tourism businesses and industry representatives from across the county at Ramside Hall Hotel today as part of national English Tourism Week celebrations (Mar 22).

Published: 22 March 2018


Durham to benefit from £1m East of England investment

A partnership of destinations including Durham has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund to encourage more German visitors to explore Eastern England.

Published: 09 March 2018


Durham Tourism Superstar shortlisted for national award

Hall Hill Farm shepherd and winner of Visit County Durham’s Tourism Superstar 2017 award Richard Darlington has been shortlisted for a prestigious national prize.

Published: 12 February 2018


Durham Shortlisted to win UK’s Favourite Romantic City

Durham City has another accolade to add to its collection, after being shortlisted as one of the ten most romantic UK city break destinations by TripAdvisor-owned site HolidayLettings.co.uk.

Published: 26 January 2018


Durham’s ‘Great Outdoors’ to shine with Anita Rani film launch

Visitors are being encouraged to discover Durham’s great outdoors with the assistance of BBC Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, as a national marketing campaign is launched to promote Durham’s great outdoors.

Published: 17 January 2018


Uplifting campaign encourages visitors to banish the January blues

Visitors are being urged to kick-start 2018 by escaping the stresses of January and discover what Durham has to offer as a relaxing getaway destination.

Published: 15 January 2018


Spotlight on winning Durham businesses with clutch of awards at North East England Tourism Awards

Durham businesses were celebrating after scooping a number of prestigious awards at the North East England Tourism Awards 2017 last night.

Published: 20 November 2017


Discover Durham’s inspiring itineraries

Durham is ready to welcome group visitors in 2018 with a series of five inspiring and informative itineraries showcasing a diverse and fascinating mix of attractions, events and accommodation which appeal to the travel trade.

Published: 09 November 2017


Tasty ‘Made in Durham’ conference hailed a big success

About 100 tourism businesses turned out in force for Visit County Durham’s annual autumn conference, held at Durham County Cricket Club yesterday.

Published: 03 November 2017


Durham’s independent food producers launched to head of table

Plans to drive delicious food to the forefront of Durham’s tourism offering have been revealed - giving local independent food producers more opportunity to market their products to visitors from afar.

Published: 27 October 2017


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