Durham's National Marketing Campaigns

Visit County Durham is providing a range of promotional opportunities to support visitor economy businesses.

Following the success of the Worth the Wait and Escape the Everyday campaigns, a new proposition for the county is currently in development, to drive visits from this autumn through to spring 2022.

Consumer insights are being used to develop the campaign that will tap in to how our target markets are feeling, what they are interested in, and what would inspire them to choose Durham.

Escape the Everyday

Explore From Your Door

Targeting residents of the region, this digital campaign encourages consumers to rediscover where they live. Tapping in to the ‘Local Allure’ trend, which also sees a renewed sense of community result in people wanting to support their local businesses, Explore From Your Door highlights lesser known attractions, walking and cycling routes, beauty spots and picnic sites. The activity is also underpinned by Countryside Code messaging, to ensure people are enjoying Durham’s great outdoors safely and responsibly. As part of the activity, a weekly Explore From Your Door feature is broadcast on Durham OnAir.

Loved by Locals

Love Local

A dedicated page has been created on thisisdurham.com to encourage consumers to support their local businesses. Let us know if your business is offering vouchers, online ordering or collections to be featured on the site which will be promoted across online channels.

Love Durham from your sofa

Virtual Visit

Visit County Durham’s virtual visit campaign, ‘#LoveDurham… from your sofa’ provides consumers with engaging ways to discover the county from home. A content hub on thisisdurham.com features videos, online tours and more, so please let us know if you have anything to include.

For further information or to submit your information email marketing@visitcountydurham.org