Welcome to Cumbria Tourism
Our shared Tourism Strategy for the Cumbria, including the Lake District National Park and part of the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage site, has a clear vision – to become Europe’s Number One rural tourism destination.
We continue to go from strength to strength and our membership represents 2,500 tourism-dependent businesses – could you benefit from our expertise, lobbying, PR services and marketing?
We are proud to have generated a number of successful marketing campaigns such as our #theplacetobe campaign, recently revitalised for Winter 2018-19 with new toolkits, images and advice to help our members even more.
Our Executive Board are valued representatives from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Cumbria County Council, Lake District National Park as well as private sector representatives all with the shared aim of developing our industry even further.
Every one of our members is a valued partner and a key supporter of our activity. Membership of Cumbria Tourism not only helps us to promote our county internationally but also allows your business to benefit from our activity as we succeed even further together.
What does Tourism mean to Cumbria?
Cumbria is far more dependent on tourism than most other parts of the UK.
In 2018 Cumbria and the Lake District received just over 47 million visitors. These brought in £3 billion to the region’s economy and provided support for almost 37,766 FTE jobs.
The Government has issued clear instructions for all of us to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and to help save lives. This includes all visitors and second-home owners.
As tourism businesses, visitors and residents, we all need to take responsibility. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.
Thank you to everyone for following the official government advice and for helping to save lives.
We recognise that there are still a lot of unanswered questions for tourism businesses and are continuing to seek further clarity and to lobby for further financial support during this unprecedented time.