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Former Tourism Chief scoops award for ‘Lifetime Contribution to Cumbria’

Cumbria Tourism is paying tribute its former Managing Director, Ian Stephens, after he was presented with a special ‘Lifetime Contribution to Cumbria’ award at the In-Cumbria Business Awards 2017. This prestigious accolade is given to someone who has had a significant and positive impact on the Cumbrian business community over a period of years. Ian…

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Tourism experts to debate opportunities for £2.72 billion visitor economy

The latest plans for Carlisle Airport, hot-off-the-press sector performance data, expert advice for businesses wanting to make the most of World Heritage Status and details on funded tourism apprenticeships – just some of the headline topics at Cumbria Tourism’s Members’ Meeting this Thursday 9 November 2017. This key event in the county’s tourism sector calendar…

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Rewards card launched to entice winter visitors to Cumbria

Cumbria Tourism is today launching the Love Cumbria rewards card for visitors, to give them easy access to some of the special seasonal experiences they can enjoy during the winter months. From now until mid-March visitors to the Lake District, Cumbria can take advantage of over 40 exclusive winter warming offers to a host of…

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Surge in self-catering holidays in Cumbria

Latest figures from Cumbria Tourism’s research team reveal that occupancy rates for the county’s self-catering properties are up 5% so far this year – and self-catering figures during 2017’s peak holiday season were the highest for almost a decade. It’s been a strong year so far, with bookings for Cumbria’s self-catering units up 5% overall…

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Cumbrian Accommodation Recognised Nationally for Outstanding Customer Service

Five accommodation providers across the county have been nationally recognised by Visit England for providing outstanding customer service. Yewfield in Hawkshead, Lyzzick Hall Hotel in Keswick, The Homestead Lodge in Windermere, Blencowe Hall in Penrith and Brambleside in Allonby all received VisitEngland’s ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award for 2017 at the Independent Hotel Show…

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