Destination management organisation
Welcome to Visit County Durham - the tourism management agency for County Durham which works on behalf of businesses and public agencies to support the growth and development of the county's visitor economy.
Visit County Durham has strategic responsibility for tourism and performs the functions of destination management and marketing in the county. Many others are involved in delivering a vibrant visitor economy, one organisation cannot do it alone, which is why we are a partnership.
Our aim is to place the visitor at the heart of everything we do.
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TV Series Vera and author behind the books among winners at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards
1 Mar 2024
The popular TV drama Vera and author Ann Cleeves, who wrote the book series, were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award at last night’s (THURS) ceremony. They were among 14 other award winners who were named some of the best in the region at the prestigious annual awards. Exec producer of Vera Will Nicholson […]Read More about TV Series Vera and author behind the books among winners at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards
28 Feb 2024
Taking place tomorrow night at Newcastle Civic Centre, The North East England Tourism Awards will celebrate the region's businesses and people that make our visitor economy so special. Good luck to VCD Partners Beamish Museum, Dalton Park Outlet & Outdoors, Event Durham, Hall Hill Farm, Hotel Indigo Durham, Seaham Hall Hotel, South Causey Inn, The […]Read More about Tourism Awards
Modernised Assessment Scheme
28 Feb 2024
Calling all County Durham tourism businesses, VisitEngland and the AA have launched their modernised Quality Assessment schemes, including a new Visitor Ready scheme. Visitor Ready empowers you to showcase your commitment to compliance with core standards, to assure customers you have the necessary checks in place. Visitor Ready is free and managed online, so make […]Read More about Modernised Assessment Scheme
Suppliers to industry
England’s first smooth dry mustard was developed by Mrs Clements of Durham in 1720. You may associate Norfolk with mustard; however, it was here in Durham where dry mustard powder was originally created. Anya Kirkby, owner of Durham Mustard, is bringing Durham Mustard back to the region with her background in agriculture and research experience […]Read More about Durham Mustard
Hewitts has served the local community for more than 60 years. As one of the longest established law firms in the North East, our partners, consultants and associates work together in dedicated legal teams. We are an expert in this field. Many people are reluctant to speak to solicitors for a number of reasons but […]Read More about Hewitts Solicitors
The Tea Enthusiasts
The Tea Enthusiasts have a lot to offer business customers large or small. Our personalised hands-on approach to service means your orders will not only be competitively priced within the market but customised to meet your needs. Bring your drinks upmarket and on trend with artisanal teas of the highest quality at prices you wouldn't believe. Business to Business sales are […]Read More about The Tea Enthusiasts
Purchasing for Business
At Purchasing for Business we’re dedicated to providing great purchasing services to any type of business, big or small and new and old. Our strong buying power, excellent choice of suppliers, and great benefits can help you save money and time on buying a wide range of products and services, whilst increasing profits.Read More about Purchasing for Business
A selection of partners we work with...
Visit County Durham latest
VCD Blog - Working together for Durham and the North East
At Visit County Durham we are proud to be a part of a proactive network of regional partners working together to promote and develop Durham and North East England as destinations. As one of the three Local Visitor Economy Partnerships piloting England’s first Destination Development Partnership, we work closely with NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Visit Northumberland, […]Read More about VCD Blog - Working together for Durham and the North East
A destination for all: Accessibility takes centre stage at tourism conference
Ensuring an excellent welcome for all visitors was the key theme of Visit County Durham’s 2023 Industry Conference.Read More about A destination for all: Accessibility takes centre stage at tourism conference
Research reveals Memorable Moments marketing campaign generated millions in visitor spend
Visit County Durham’s national destination marketing campaign, Memorable Moments, generated £86.6 million in visitor spend, research has revealed.Read More about Research reveals Memorable Moments marketing campaign generated millions in visitor spend
Durham’s visitor economy hits £1 billion milestone
Tourism contributed more than £1 billion to Durham’s economy for the first time ever in 2022, the latest industry research has revealed.Read More about Durham’s visitor economy hits £1 billion milestone