Press Releases

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


National marketing campaign showcases Durham’s amazing experiences

Visit County Durham is encouraging visitors to enjoy the county’s heritage attractions through a series of amazing experiences, with the launch of their This is amazing, This is Durham national marketing campaign.

Published: 23 July 2019


Durham Tourism Superstar 2019 winner announced

Brian Harvey from Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens has been announced as the 2019 Durham Tourism Superstar by Visit County Durham.

Published: 11 July 2019


North East partnership welcomes government’s tourism sector deal announcement

A consortium of North East partners has today (Friday 28 June) welcomed the Government’s tourism sector deal announcement and set out the region’s intention to bid to become a Tourism Zone.

Published: 02 July 2019


The search is on for Durham Tourism Superstar 2019

Visit County Durham has announced a shortlist of five shining stars from Durham’s tourism industry who are hoping to become Durham Tourism Superstar 2019.

Published: 21 June 2019


City churches open their doors to tourism

Heritage tourism in Durham City is set to benefit from a new Churches, Chapels and Cafés guide, which launches this week.

Published: 11 June 2019


'City Celebrations' to Deliver Unforgettable #CWC19 Fan Experience in Durham

This summer thousands of new and existing cricket fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup action as all 10 world class host cities bring the tournament to life in iconic locations.

Published: 01 May 2019


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