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Kynren volunteer crowned Durham Tourism Superstar 2024

Kynren volunteer crowned Durham Tourism Superstar 2024

17 Jul 2024

A key member of one of Durham’s star attractions has been crowned Durham Tourism Superstar 2024. Wendy Wilshere, Head of Casting and Engagement at 11 Arches- the organisation behind  Kynren, secured the most public votes in the annual competition, which is organised by Visit County Durham,...

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Boost for Durham as new developments drive growth in the visitor economy

Boost for Durham as new developments drive growth in the visitor economy

12 Jul 2024

Latest tourism figures show a major boost for Durham’s economy as the county builds on its bumper £1bn milestone achieved in 2022, with new attractions playing a key role in helping the county reach a new record.

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Latest tourism figures for Durham build on bumper £1bn milestone

Latest tourism figures for Durham build on bumper £1bn milestone

22 May 2024

The latest STEAM* figures, which calculate the volume and value of the county’s visitor economy, show that Durham has continued to build on the bumper £1bn milestone achieved in 2022, with results showing expenditure rose by 18.8% in 2023, to £1.23bn. Overall, 20.15 million people visited the...

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VCD Blog - Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

VCD Blog - Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

8 Mar 2024

Today (Friday 8 March) is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a chance to reflect on the remarkable feats of women, past and present, while also recognising the amazing women we encounter in our own personal...

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VCD Blog - Working together for Durham and the North East

VCD Blog - Working together for Durham and the North East

24 Jan 2024

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,...

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What's New for 2024 and Beyond

What's New for 2024 and Beyond

6 Dec 2023

A number of exciting new openings will be taking place across the county in 2024, further enhancing Durham’s offer, attracting new audiences and encouraging return visits. Raby Estates Ambitious renovations and developments are underway at Raby Estates, as they expand the visitor offer...

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A destination for all: Accessibility takes centre stage at tourism conference

A destination for all: Accessibility takes centre stage at tourism conference

15 Nov 2023

Ensuring an excellent welcome for all visitors was the key theme of Visit County Durham’s 2023 Industry Conference.

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Visit County Durham Partner Update

Visit County Durham Partner Update

10 Nov 2023

The latest Visit County Durham Update is now available to view online, covering the key projects, successes, insights and updates of the last 6 months.

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Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

8 Nov 2023

Durham’s unique and diverse experiences, world-class attractions and eclectic accommodation are the inspiration behind a new campaign aimed at boosting the county’s visitor economy.

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Research reveals Memorable Moments marketing campaign generated millions in visitor spend

Research reveals Memorable Moments marketing campaign generated millions in visitor spend

7 Nov 2023

Visit County Durham’s national destination marketing campaign, Memorable Moments, generated £86.6 million in visitor spend, research has revealed.

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VCD Blog - Strengthening national connections: The benefits of the partnership approach

VCD Blog - Strengthening national connections: The benefits of the partnership approach

1 Aug 2023

Partnership working is at the core of Visit County Durham. Strategic national and international partnerships are essential to the success of our work as a Local Visitor Economy Partnership, with our approach receiving international recognition. Partnerships allow us to forge strategic connections...

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Durham’s visitor economy hits £1 billion milestone

Durham’s visitor economy hits £1 billion milestone

30 Jun 2023

Tourism contributed more than £1 billion to Durham’s economy for the first time ever in 2022, the latest industry research has revealed.

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Durham set to bowl over cricket fans this summer

Durham set to bowl over cricket fans this summer

14 Jun 2023

Visit County Durham is once again teaming up with The Barmy Army to showcase Durham as a holiday destination to cricket fans.

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Helping businesses to stand out in the group travel market

Helping businesses to stand out in the group travel market

13 Jun 2023

Tourism and hospitality businesses have been taking advantage of specialist training to help them to succeed in the group travel market. This month, Visit County Durham delivered an interactive group travel course, providing businesses with top tips and inspiration on how to stand out in this...

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Partnership promotes Durham as holiday destination to cricket fans

Partnership promotes Durham as holiday destination to cricket fans

13 Jun 2023

Visit County Durham has renewed its partnership with Durham Cricket as a spectacular season of sport gets underway.

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