Events & Training

Dark Skies Friendly DurhamDark sky business development workshop
Tuesday 7th November 1pm at Durham Dales Centre.  


The workshop will offer advice for anyone who is keen to find out more about our dark skies and the visitors who come to the area because of this.  The workshop will include why dark skies are so important, evidence for the expanding astro tourism market and case studies, tips on marketing and key messages, making your business dark sky friendly and advice on equipment and resources and a crash course in basic astronomy.


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Contact: Lucy Wearne (Research & Quality Executive​)
Phone: 03000 261 225


Visit County Durham holds two conferences each year, autumn and spring. These are events for tourism businesses and partners involved in the county’s visitor economy. A typical format involves; a networking lunch, keynote speakers and breakout sessions. In past years conference subjects have included rural tourism development, quality, market intelligence, and online marketing.


Made in Durham Conference - Thursday 2nd November 2017​ >


Welcome to DurhamWelcome to Durham
Welcome to Durham is a new initiative from Visit County Durham designed to improve the service that our visitors receive and to help staff involved in welcoming visitors know more about the county and what it has to offer. The scheme involves two days of study combined with familiarisation trips and participants can complete a City and Guilds level 2 qualification in customer service and the Welcome Host Gold accreditation.
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