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Virtual Winter Fayre supports Durham’s tourism businesses

A virtual winter fayre has been launched to support Durham’s tourism businesses whilst many remain closed due to Tier 3 regulations.

Published: 16 December 2020

Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

After almost a year of severe disruption for the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, a contingent of tourism boards across the North East and wider north of England have come together to discuss the findings of the NatWest North of England Tourism Barometer study.

Published: 25 November 2020

Visit County Durham conference looks ahead to tourism of the future

On the eve of the second national lockdown, which deals a further blow to the region’s visitor economy, the Visit County Durham autumn online conference looked ahead to the tourism of the future, to provide businesses with the guidance and support needed for recovery.

Published: 05 November 2020

Poem inspires Durham staycation campaign

A poem which gave so many people hope during the coronavirus lockdown is now inspiring people to visit the county in which it was written.

Published: 07 September 2020

Durham marketing campaign aims to get tourism back on track

Visit County Durham has launched a marketing campaign that promotes Durham as being ‘Worth the Wait’, inspiring visitors from within the region to choose the county for a day visit or staycation.

Published: 19 August 2020

Visit County Durham launches campaign to encourage locals to ‘explore from their door’

Destination management organisation Visit County Durham has launched a campaign that encourages residents to ‘explore from their door’ and discover some of the county’s lesser-known outdoor locations.

Published: 09 July 2020

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

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