Destination Management Organisations call for government package of support to help the tourism industry survive the winter

Destination Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020. Last month a petition was launched by Tim Farron MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale alongside Cumbria Tourism, the county’s destination management organisation, asking visitors, businesses and partners to show…

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Cumbria Tourism welcomes small business lifeline

Media Release: 23 May 2020 Cumbria Tourism is today welcoming the Government’s announcement of a change to the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme which will now offer a lifeline to many businesses in the county. The county’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) has been working hard to secure financial support for all tourism businesses in…

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Cumbria Tourism launches new visitor survey in wake of Coronavirus effects

As Cumbria Tourism supports hundreds of tourism businesses in their preparations to re-open this summer, the organisation has launched a new, national survey, inviting people to tell the organisation how the Covid-19 pandemic is influencing their next destination choices. The survey will form a vital part of Cumbria Tourism’s research into consumers’ future travel habits…

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Cumbria Tourism calls on local MPs to help boost industry support ahead of English Tourism Week

Cumbria Tourism has written to all of the county’s MPs this week, asking them to record video messages of support for the annual industry awareness event, English Tourism Week. The national campaign, led by VisitEngland, takes place from Monday 25 May through to Sunday 31 May, with the tourism industry’s Covid-19 recovery efforts forming the…

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Cumbria Tourism welcomes roadmap to recovery but continues calls for visitors to stay away

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest update on lockdown measures for the UK last night (10 May), Cumbria Tourism has welcomed the roadmap to recovery but for now is continuing to strongly urge people not to visit the county. Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says: “We welcome the government’s planned ‘roadmap’ to recovery…

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