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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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Coach Tourism Association membership presents new opportunities for Durham

Coach Tourism Association membership presents new opportunities for Durham

13 Jun 2023

Discover Durham is now an official member of the Coach Tourism Association. Led by Visit County Durham, Discover Durham is the county’s group travel and trade consortium, representing Durham’s group friendly attractions, accommodation and tour guides.

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VCD Blog - Helping to turn a vision into a reality

VCD Blog - Helping to turn a vision into a reality

17 May 2023

Ahead of his retirement in June, Ivor Stolliday reflects on his time as Chair of Visit County Durham. It has been a long time, more than 14 years I believe, since I applied to be Chair of what was at that time one of the four tourism agencies, which were funded by the then North […]

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Durham Tourism Superstar

Durham Tourism Superstar

15 May 2023

Visit County Durham in association with The Northern Echo, is seeking to showcase the best in customer service offered to visitors to the county with the annual Durham Tourism Superstar initiative.

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Visit County Durham Update

Visit County Durham Update

19 Apr 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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