Key Visitor Economy Developments

Manchester Gateway

Day and overnight excursions to Durham from Manchester Airport have been developed as part of the Manchester Gateway project.

As the UK’s 3rd largest airport, with direct connections from over 220 destinations, Manchester is one of the key gateways to the North of England.  The project increases the volume of visitors coming through Manchester Airport by creating itineraries that showcase the city, and excursions that open up the North of England.

Working with destinations including Durham, travel trade and the tourism industry and targeting the US market, the project developed a partnership to maximise the potential of the North of England as an international destination and gateway to the North.

The project has created bookable itineraries and include rail excursions to Durham.