Cumbria Tourism Executive Board response LDNP Local Plan Consultation

Background and Context Cumbria Tourism Executive Board (CTEB) has responded to and encouraged all members to review and respond to the second stage consultation of the Lake District National Park’s Review of its Local Plan. CTEB saw this as a critical opportunity for the tourism industry to help shape and develop a vibrant and sustainable…

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Lamont Pridmore says businesses still not fully prepared for Making Tax Digital

Award-winning Cumbrian accountancy firm, Lamont Pridmore, is calling on businesses to seek advice if they have any questions regarding the new digital tax regime. Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT was launched in April 2019 and thousands of VAT-registered businesses above the VAT threshold (£85,000) across the region are now recording and reporting their affairs…

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Winter Campaign reaches 34 million

Our Winter Marketing Campaign, which ran from November 2018 until the end of March 2019 has reached a staggering 34 million and we are pleased to share the results with you. The campaign, now in its third year, aimed to challenge the perceptions of the Lake District, Cumbria, during a traditionally quieter time of year…

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Government listens to our call to prioritise Rural Tourism

Following Cumbria Tourism’s recent appearance and championing of rural tourism at a special public hearing in the Houses of Parliament, we are delighted to see that the Government has now formally recognised the importance of tourism to the rural economy. A report just published by the Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy is recommending…

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Cumbria Tourism is planning to launch a new ‘India Forum’ to help businesses make the most of the UK’s growing appeal to Indian visitors

With their love of culture, heritage and the natural landscape and with England and Wales hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup this summer it’s the perfect time to capitalise on the fast-growing Indian market. We have already been working with Marketing Manchester in recent months to help promote the county out in India and have…

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