Marking 100 years since birth of speed legend Donald Campbell

As the Lake District prepares to mark 100 years since the birth of speed daredevil Donald Campbell this March, bosses at the Lakeland Motor Museum say its dedicated Campbell exhibition is the ideal place for visitors to pay tribute – when the time is right for people to return. Born on 23 March 1921, Campbell…

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Tourism leaders welcome Chancellor’s Budget statement

Cumbria Tourism has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget statement. The county’s official Destination Management Organisation has lobbied vigorously over recent months for the extension of furlough and Business Rates Relief, along with the retention of the 5% VAT rate and further support for those individuals and businesses who have been excluded from previous financial packages. Cumbria…

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Cumbria Tourism meets Cumbrian MPs to forge a way ahead for fragile tourism industry

Cumbria Tourism this week met with the county’s five Conservative MPs to discuss the state of the sector and to consider ways to work together to support its recovery and build back better – benefitting every corner of the county. The joint meeting with Cumbria Tourism (Chairman Jim Walker, Vice Chairman Dan Visser and MD…

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New research reveals £2billion impact on Cumbria’s tourism industry

Latest figures from Cumbria Tourism, the county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) reveal that the Coronavirus pandemic has already cost the visitor economy £2 billion. Employment within the sector has also reduced by 38,000– 60% of full-time equivalent positions – with more jobs at risk if the industry does not receive urgent financial support. These…

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Travel Trade Events

Whilst our marketing during the pandemic has been domestically focused, we have been keeping our international markets warm to ensure that as soon as it is time to activate, we are ready. Over the past few months, we have delivered webinars to operators, assisted with a range of travel trade enquiries, attended PR connect with…

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