Virtual Christmas Market to promote Cumbria’s makers, producers and retailers

Cumbria Tourism has launched a Virtual Christmas Market to promote homegrown festive gifts and provide an alternative to impersonal global online retailers. The county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) originally ran the initiative in 2020 as part of a recovery marketing campaign to help support local businesses affected by the nationwide lockdowns that put a…

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Business Survey reveals continuing challenges for tourism operators

Latest research from Cumbria Tourism reveals the full impact of the pressures Cumbria’s tourism businesses are facing as they head toward winter – and the continuing importance of the organisation’s lobbying work to get behind the industry. Findings from the organisation’s latest Business Performance Survey underline not only the devastating impact of spiralling costs, but…

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New Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Welcome short-term relief for tourism businesses

Cumbria Tourism is welcoming today’s news of a new Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which the Government says could cut predicted energy bills by around half for non-domestic customers. This morning’s announcement confirmed a government discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices, fixing prices at £211 per MWh for electricity and £75 per MWh for gas for…

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Cumbria Tourism in line for prestigious national award

Cumbria Tourism has been nominated as ‘Destination Management Organisation of the Year’ in the UKinbound Awards for Excellence. The much sought-after awards recognise businesses and individuals that have made a significant contribution to attracting international visitors and engaging with the overseas travel trade. ‘DMO of the Year’ is one of the most prestigious categories, with…

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Tourism leaders call for clarity on business energy announcement

Cumbria Tourism has cautiously welcomed today’s Government announcement that energy bills for businesses will be capped for six months, but further detail is still needed to give tourism operators the certainty they require to plan for the challenging months ahead. Earlier today Liz Truss announced a six month ‘Energy Price Guarantee’ for businesses to cap…

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