TV Stalwart joins Cumbria Tourism

A familiar face who has appeared on TV screens across the North West for more than two decades is the latest addition to Cumbria Tourism’s PR and communications team. Royal Television Society award winner Peter Marshall has a detailed knowledge of Cumbria, having spent the last 25 years covering the county for BBC North West…

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Cumbria Tourism to meet with the Governor of the Bank of England

Cumbria Tourism will be flying the flag for Cumbria’s visitor economy at an influential ‘roundtable’ debate with the Governor of the Bank of England this Thursday 15 April – drawing on its latest first-hand research from tourism businesses as they start to reopen. Cumbria Tourism’s Managing Director Gill Haigh has been invited to join the…

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Handy new resources to help new Motorhome Owners plan and book ahead

With a rapid rise in motorhome ownership over the past 12 months, a handy new set of resources have been developed to help new motorhome owners visiting Cumbria to plan their trips, book ahead and help protect the area’s world-class landscape during their visit. A new Motor Caravanners’ Code has been developed to enable motorhome…

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Cumbrian businesses prepare to welcome back local visitors

With some lockdown restrictions set to begin to relax from today, a number of businesses across the county are preparing to safely welcome back members of the nearby community, and after months of closure, the rest of Cumbria’s tourism sector is working hard behind the scenes to reopen phase by phase in accordance with the…

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Reflecting upon a year like no other

12 months on from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cumbria Tourism MD Gill Haigh evaluates at the impact of the Coronavirus on the county’s tourism industry, and how the county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) is using the lessons learnt to come back stronger than ever. “Looking back to March 2020, it’s hard to…

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