Cumbria Tourism lobbies Transport Minister for urgent action on the Lakes Line

News that Cumbria Tourism’s calls for a national marketing campaign to restore confidence in the Lakes Line have won Government support are being welcomed across the county. As the official Destination Management Organisation for Cumbria, we have been calling on the Transport Minister to take urgent action to resolve the ongoing issues with Northern train…

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Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018: Winners Unveiled

More than 400 guests spanning Cumbria’s £2.9billion tourism industry came together in an evening of celebration, on Wednesday 20 June, to honour high-achieving tourism businesses over the past 12 months. Winners in the main 18 categories were presented with their awards at Cartmel Racecourse, with event host  Alan ‘Deadly’ Dedicoat – best-known as the National…

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Cumbria Tourism spearheads vital research into £2.9billion tourism industry

Researchers will be out and about in the coming weeks speaking to visitors across the county, as part of a major Cumbria Tourism project to find out they come from, why they come and what they do during their trip. The Cumbria Visitor Survey will see 1,400 in-depth, face-to-face questionnaires completed and analysed between now…

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Tourism businesses to debate opportunities and challenges for county’s £2.9billion industry

The latest on the new Destination Borderlands Initiative, plans for The Tour of Britain in Cumbria and a preview of the new branding for the English Lake District World Heritage Site – just some of the topics under the spotlight at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Thursday 14 June 2018. This key event for…

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Shortlist announced for Lakeland Book of the Year

The finalists for one of the most prestigious literary awards outside London have been released and the all-star judging panel now have the difficult choice of crowning one as the 2018 Lakeland Book of the Year. Covering almost every genre and subject, from local history and nature to stunning Cumbrian photography, this year’s entries have…

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