Cumbria Tourism welcomes Chancellor’s new Winter Support Package

Cumbria Tourism is welcoming the new package of financial measures announced by the Chancellor today to help protect jobs and improve cashflow for businesses, as the tourism and hospitality sector heads into the challenging winter period. With four months of business already lost, significantly reduced capacity and spending down, the county’s official Destination Management Organisation…

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New restrictions add further challenges for tourism industry

Latest government restrictions announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon will bring additional challenges for the tourism sector, according to the county’s official Destination Management Organisation, Cumbria Tourism. Following almost four months of closures and a collective loss of £1.5billion in revenue from Cumbria’s tourism and hospitality industry, visitor spending is still significantly down and…

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Latest survey results prompt renewed calls for Government to support Cumbria’s tourism industry this winter

Latest Cumbria Tourism research reveals that business confidence levels are plummeting as the industry heads towards winter – prompting renewed calls for a winter package to support the county’s tourism industry and save jobs. This latest research follows a petition launched earlier this summer by Cumbria Tourism alongside Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron, who…

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Heritage Open Days provide latest chance to rediscover Cumbria

Cumbria Tourism is welcoming the return of England’s largest festival of history and culture this week, with dozens of free events taking place across the county as part of the annual ‘Heritage Open Days’ initiative – many of which are being held online. Nationwide, thousands of places across the country throw open their doors to…

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High Court judgement could be hopeful sign for tourism businesses

A new High Court ruling could be a positive step forward for some tourism businesses who were denied business interruption insurance at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Cumbria Tourism – the county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO). Judges in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday ruled that…

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