Cumbria Tourism launch Holiday Guide 2020 cover photo competition

Cumbria Tourism is giving amateur photographers the chance to have their work grace the cover of the forthcoming Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide 2020 – which will be seen by more than 120,000 people in-print – as well as thousands more online. Entries must be original images which capture the spirit and beauty of Cumbria,…

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Funding unlocks free support for tourism and retail businesses

 Cumbria Tourism has been given the go-ahead to offer 480 hours of free 1-2-1 business support to help businesses grow and innovate, thanks to the Cumbria Growth Catalyst programme. An initial phase of funding earlier this year has already seen specialist Cumbria Tourism staff provide an array of personalised business support sessions across the county,…

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New Chairman and Vice-Chairman confirmed

Cumbria Tourism has today selected respected tourism leader Jim Walker as its new Chairman, following news that long-term Chairman Eric Robson has stepped into the honorary role of President. The county’s official Destination Management Organisation confirmed the appointment at today’s meeting of its Executive Board in Staveley. Board members also elected the Langdale Hotel and…

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Cumbria’s literary prowess alive and well

Cumbria’s rich and varied heritage has been celebrated at the 35th Hunter Davies Lakeland Book of the Year Awards, with the announcement of Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park’s The Corpse Roads of Cumbria as the 2019 winner. The award – one of the most prestigious of its kind outside London – was presented today (Tuesday…

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Cumbria all set to bid for new ‘Tourism Zone’ status

The Government’s announcement of a new Tourism Sector Deal is a real game-changer, according to Cumbria Tourism. The county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) says Cumbria can now go ahead and bid to become a ‘Tourism Zone’ – potentially unlocking major investment and strategic policy support for the county’s tourism industry. An official Tourism Sector…

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