New Managing Director confirmed for Cumbria Tourism

Cumbria Tourism has confirmed Gill Haigh as its new Managing Director. Currently Director of Marketing and Recruitment at the University of Cumbria, Gill has a 25 year career as a marketing and communications professional and she is a highly experienced, innovative and motivational leader. Gill brings with her substantial experience across both the private and public sectors, including…

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Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

Lake District unveiled as a World Heritage Site The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as an internationally acclaimed place. The announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership,…

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New Interim MD starts work at Cumbria Tourism

Jim Walker has today, Monday 3 July 2017, started work as temporary Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism. Jim is well known throughout Cumbria; he was formerly CEO of Lake District Estates for 13 years and was also previously Head of Tourism Services at South Lakeland District Council. He is currently Director and Chair of Rydal…

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Cumbria Tourism Awards 2017

Cumbria Tourism announce 2017 Award Winners

Cumbria Tourism – the official destination marketing organisation for the county’s £2.72 billion tourism industry – has revealed the winners of the 15th Cumbria Tourism Awards at a prestigious black tie award ceremony held at Cartmel Racecourse. The evening celebrated the very best of Cumbria’s tourism industry with hundreds of tourism professionals representing businesses from…

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Annual figures confirm growing tourism industry

Between 2015 and 2016, there was an overall 5.2% increase in tourist numbers and 4.1% in tourism revenue. This is mainly due to increasing numbers of day trippers over the last 12 months, which were up 6% on 2015. It also reflects the 2016 Visitor Attractions Performance Survey carried out by Cumbria Tourism’s research team,…

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