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Cumbria Tourism welcomes reopening of sector from 4th July

Cumbria Tourism, the county’s Destination Management Organisation, has welcomed today’s Government announcements regarding the reopening of the industry, which it says will bring incredible relief for hundreds of Cumbria’s businesses and thousands of employees. Jim Walker, Chair of the organisation which represents approximately 2,500 member businesses, said: “By 4 July the county’s hospitality sector will…

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Visitors survey results reveal consumer attitudes towards travel

While Cumbria Tourism continues to support hundreds of tourism businesses as they prepare to re-open, it has conducted a national survey sponsored by The Cumberland Building Society to better understand visitor attitudes towards the county. Forming a vital part of the organisation’s research into consumers’ future travel habits, questions ranged from the kind of measures…

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Recognising Literary Talent in Spite of Coronavirus

Due to be held virtually for the first time in its 36 year history, this year’s Lakeland Book of the Year Awards may look different but what hasn’t changed is the staggering breadth and depth of literature inspired by the scenery, history and people of Cumbria and the Lake District. From fascinating and meticulously researched…

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Gill Haigh & Tim Farron

Cumbria Tourism and Tim Farron call for industry support

Cumbria Tourism and local MP Tim Farron have launched a petition which urges the Government to provide a package of financial support for the industry to help it through the rest of 2020 and into the Spring of next year. The campaign hopes to attract support from MPs and Tourist Boards across the country in…

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Cumbria Tourism presses for urgent clarity to support hospitality sector

More than a week-on from encouraging signals made by the prime minister, Cumbria Tourism is increasing its lobbying for the government to provide vital financial support for the county’s hospitality and tourism businesses to help them survive the coming winter. A recent survey among the organisation’s 2,500 member businesses has found that whilst 78% are…

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