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 #theperfectplacetobe campaign, recently revitalised for autumn/winter 2020-21 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 2019, almost 48 million people visited Cumbria, contributing £3.13 billion to the local economy and supporting 65,500 jobs.
The Government has unveiled a roadmap to reopening, with self-contained accommodation and most outdoor attractions reopening from 12th April and remaining accommodation plus indoor hospitality no earlier than the 17th May.
These are challenging times for our industry, but we are here to support our member businesses by answering key questions and signposting you to the latest official guidance.
We are also continuing to lobby for further practical and financial support during this unprecedented time.