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An Evening with Michael Bublé

Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé brings his 2020 tour "An Evening with Michael Bublé" to Emirates Riverside on Saturday 1 August.

Published: 03 December 2019


National Award Win for Beamish Museum

Delighted staff and volunteers at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North are celebrating after winning a national award.

Published: 02 December 2019


The Impeccable Pig gets Gold

Sedgefield’s The Impeccable Pig has lived up to its name – after being awarded the highest accolade by the AA following its first ever inspection.

Published: 19 November 2019


Shortlist announced for new look North East Tourism Awards

Businesses from across the region are celebrating after being shortlisted for the revamped North East England Tourism Awards 2020.

Published: 04 November 2019


Dates announced for Seaham Food Festival 2020

A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year.

Published: 01 November 2019


Preparing for Brexit

Important information for all Visit County Durham Partners and Tourism Businesses

Published: 03 October 2019


Visit County Durham welcomes new Supplier Partners

Visit County Durham would like to welcome on board 13 new exciting Supplier Partners. Take a look at each of the local businesses below to find out how their products could benefit you.

Published: 02 October 2019


Lumiere favourite Mysticète returns to make a splash at 10 th anniversary edition

Ahead of the full programme announcement on October 17 th , Lumiere organisers have revealed the return of festival favourite Mysticète .

Published: 02 October 2019


Dates announced for Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020

A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.

Published: 26 September 2019


Children to create symbol of international friendship

Messages of friendship from schoolchildren across the globe will be included within a special light installation symbolising the importance of international co-operation.

Published: 23 September 2019


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New Lumiere app spreads benefit across county

New Lumiere app spreads benefit across county

The first Lumiere appsponsored by Visit County Durham, helped thousands of visitors make the most of their visit to Lumiere, spreading the impact across the county through itineraries, interactive map and special offers.

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Published: 2019-12-04


Inbound tourism increase for North East

Inbound tourism increase for North East

The latest VisitBritain Inbound Tourism Trends Quarterly report is now available, and shows that inbound tourism to the North East increased by a record 12% during the first half of 2019, but visitor spend decreased.

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Published: 2019-12-04


Airbnb to introduce 'verification' in 2020

Airbnb to introduce 'verification' in 2020

Following Visit County Durham chairman Ivor Stolliday's presentation on the impact of Airbnb for tourism businesses at the Autumn Conference, a statement has been issued surrounding the introduction of Airbnb verification. 

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Published: 2019-12-04


Supplier Partner - Discover the Dark Skies with Gary Lintern

Supplier Partner - Discover the Dark Skies with Gary Lintern

In support of Durham’s Dark Sky offer, Supplier Partner Gary Lintern is inviting tourism businesses to attend his ‘stargazing experiences’ in 2020.

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Published: 2019-12-04


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