New India flights provide new opportunity for £2.9billion tourism industry

The introduction of new non-stop flights from Mumbai to Manchester Airport is a great opportunity for Cumbria’s £2.9billion visitor economy. The first Jet Airways service linking the Indian sub-continent with Northern England arrived in Manchester on Monday 5 November 2018.  Flying five times a week, it’s hoped the new connection will both support trade and…

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Voice of Rural Tourism to be heard at Houses of Parliament

Cumbria Tourism championed the voice of rural tourism at a special public hearing in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 30 October 2018. Our Managing Director, Gill Haigh, was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy alongside a panel of other experts on tourism and rural heritage…

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October half-term made easy, with a ‘MyCumbria’ residents discount card!

As the October half-term holidays edge closer, families are being offered the chance to help support hundreds of Cumbrian attractions at discounted prices – while keeping their little ones entertained at the same time. As autumn gets into full swing, parents in CA and LA postcode areas (including in north Lancashire) are being reminded that…

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Government Ministers urged to take action on post-Brexit immigration proposals

We have called on Government Ministers to take urgent action to ensure that the latest post-Brexit immigration proposals will not damage the county’s £2.9billion tourism sector. The Government’s Migration Advisory Committee has recommended new restrictions for low-skilled migrant workers when the UK leaves the European Union next Spring. However, the recommendations have sparked renewed concern…

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Vital survey ‘health checks’ Cumbria’s tourism businesses

With hot topics like Brexit, recruitment and profit margins all high on the agenda, it’s more important than ever that businesses complete Cumbria Tourism’s new survey capturing the current successes and challenges facing the county’s £2.9 billion tourism sector. The Tourism Business ‘Health Check’ being carried out in association with Lamont Pridmore, aims to provide…

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