Brexit could bring new opportunities to develop Cumbria’s international visitor markets

Hot on the heels of England being named as the second-best country to visit worldwide in 2020, Cumbria Tourism says there are fresh opportunities to grow international visitor markets post-Brexit. Lonely Planet has just unveiled its ‘Best in Travel 2020’, with England scooping the silver spot (second only to Bhutan). Amid the continuing uncertainty of…

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Specialist speakers confirmed to help tourism industry make sense of Brexit

A packed line-up of specialist speakers have been confirmed for a large-scale Brexit event to help Cumbria’s tourism businesses with their last minute preparations for the UK’s planned departure from the EU. UKInbound is among the sector-specific experts to be revealed for the free ‘Are you ready for Brexit?’ conference on Tuesday 29 October 2019,…

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Grant applications process opened-up to organisers of visitor events

Thousands of pounds are up for grabs to help fund the promotion of events right across Cumbria, with organisers being invited to begin the applications process for a share of the cash now. The process to apply for grants from the Lakes Hospitality Association (LHA) has been opened-up to everyone for the first time, with…

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Cumbria’s train users to benefit from specially reduced fares

Train travel for people who live and work in the county is set to become more affordable, thanks to a new long-term offer being launched by Cumbria Tourism’s popular ‘MyCumbria’ scheme. MyCumbria has teamed up with train operator Northern to offer a third off off-peak day single or day return tickets for journeys on services…

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Vital ‘Health Check’ for £3billion industry, as Brexit looms

As the final countdown to Brexit continues, the organisation representing Cumbria’s tourism businesses says it’s more important than ever for businesses to contribute to vital research capturing the current successes and challenges facing the £3billion industry. With the prospect of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit on 31 October still a very real possibility, Cumbria Tourism says…

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