Welcome to Cumbria Tourism's business website
Cumbria Tourism is the official Tourist Board for the Lake District, Cumbria. Our shared Tourism Strategy for Cumbria has a clear vision – to become Europe’s Number One rural tourism destination. We won’t achieve such ambition without the input of the commercial sector and we recognise the need to improve considerably on many fronts.
We aspire to be excellent in all aspects of our Tourist Board and Destination Management remit. Achieving, maintaining and improving on our ‘excellence ambition’, which all staff at CT are totally committed to and determined to progress. CT continues to go from strength to strength and we now have membership which represents 2,400 tourism dependent businesses.
Cumbria Tourism also has a suite of marketing opportunities available to members of CT and is proud to have generated a number of successful marketing campaigns such as the recent #theplacetobe campaign
Our Executive Board are valued representatives from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria County Council, the Lake District National Park as well as private sector representatives.
We urge you to join Cumbria Tourism and help us become a truly world class visitor destination.
What does Tourism mean to Cumbria?
Cumbria is far more dependent on tourism than most other parts of the UK.
In 2014 Cumbria and the Lake District received just over 41.5 million visitors, made up of 35.5 million day trippers and 6 million overnight visitors.
Between them, day and staying visitors combined to produce 55.1m tourist days. These visitors brought in £2.44 billion to the region’s economy and provided employment for 33,920 full time equivalent (FTE) posts. As many tourism jobs are actually part time, or seasonal, the total number of people in tourism jobs is estimated at 58,327, around 20% of the county’s total employment.
Join Cumbria Tourism
Become a Cumbria Tourism member and receive a web entry on our award winning website www.golakes.co.uk.
Access our specially negotiated member benefits with a range of local businesses offering discounts on financial and legal services, hospitality products, web design and more.
As a member you can use our photo library with over 9,000 images from across Cumbria, and attend workshops covering topics such as social media and online marketing and customer service.