Built to last: Praise for new Hadrian’s Wall partnership with Great Wall of China

Thirty years ago to the day (7th December 1987), two ancient fortifications gained global recognition in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Now an announcement from Heritage Minister, John Glen MP sees both those sites – Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China – sign an exciting new agreement to work together on research, education…

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Changes to VAT threshold could devastate small businesses

Cumbria Tourism is warning that potential Government plans to reduce the VAT threshold could have a damaging effect on small businesses. Cumbria Tourism represents around 2,500 member businesses and is alarmed to read reports that the VAT threshold might be lowered. It’s feared such a move would negatively impact smaller business operators such as B&Bs…

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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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