Launch of contactless Lake District donation points signifies “pioneering approach to fundraising”

A mission to embrace new technology to make it easier for visitors to donate money to projects which help care for the Lake District is being described as a “pioneering approach” for the National Park. With the support of Cumbria Tourism and The Lake District National Park, The Lake District Foundation (LDF), is rolling-out its…

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Summit will highlight Furness’ tourism industry potential

Cumbria Tourism is working in partnership with Barrow & Furness MP John Woodcock to hold a special summit this month where tourism businesses across Furness will be urged to work closer together to showcase the opportunities on offer for visitors all year-round. The event on April 26 will welcome tourism industry officials from across Barrow…

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Cumbria Tourism launches search for three Non-Executive Directors

We are on the look-out for three new Non-Executive Directors to help drive forward the county’s £2.9 billion tourism industry. Applications are now open for a total of three vacancies. Each new appointee will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for improving all aspects of Cumbria’s visitor economy, along with a specialist knowledge and expertise…

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Hospitality Businesses have their say on impending Brexit deadline

Businesses from across Cumbria’s £2.9billion tourism sector are being asked to put forward their questions for a ‘Question Time’ style Brexit debate taking place at next week’s Lakes Hospitality Trade Show. The topical Brexit-theme panel will be one of the highlights of the event at the Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre on Wednesday 13 and…

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National ‘Rail Recovery’ Marketing Campaign launches

The first phase of a high-profile marketing campaign gets underway this week, aimed at supporting the tourism and hospitality businesses hardest hit by train disruption in recent months.   Following robust and sustained lobbying at government level, Cumbria Tourism worked with Cumbria County Council and Transport for the North to secure £285,000 for a marketing…

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