Cumbria Tourism Virtual Christmas Market attracts worldwide support

Many of Cumbria Tourism’s member businesses are reporting a strong showing of national and international as well as resident support for local Cumbrian goods in the run-up to Christmas, after the organisation launched an online marketplace as part of its ongoing ‘Shop Local’ campaign. The Virtual Christmas Market has been set-up to promote the very…

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Cumbria Tourism launches Virtual Christmas Market

Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Shop Local’ message is stepping up a gear with the launch of a Virtual Christmas Market, promoting the very best of the county’s local gifts, produce and vouchers for experiences and breaks. Ahead of Black Friday on 27 November, Cumbria’s official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) is urging people to get behind Cumbrian businesses…

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Two national leading tourism chiefs to headline Cumbria Tourism member meeting

As we approach the end of a tumultuous year for the county’s visitor economy, two leading national figures from the world of tourism and hospitality industry will headline Cumbria Tourism’s next major members’ meeting. The CEO of UK Hospitality, Kate Nicholls will join Director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Bernard Donoghue in…

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BBC Good Food magazine highlights Cumbria’s Michelin dining and ‘hidden gems’

Cumbria’s reputation as one of the finest foodie destinations in the UK has been given another welcome boost this week, thanks to the publication of an article on the BBC Good Food website following a visit paid by a member of its team last year. With a circulation of almost 160,000 and readership of 13…

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A World Tourism Day like no other

Yesterday (Sunday 27 September) marked World Tourism Day, organised annually by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation to highlight the importance of tourism for all parts of our society. Cumbria Tourism Chairman Jim Walker explains why he believes this message is more important than ever. He says, “The Lake District, Cumbria is one of Britain’s…

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