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Peak District launches £600,000 tourism marketing campaign

The Peak District has launched a £600,000 marketing campaign to grow tourism in the area. Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, the area’s tourism bureau, received a share in a £19.8m pot of money from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, which made … Continue reading

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Peak District pubs to offer visitor information points in tourism pilot

Visitor information points are being installed in pubs in the Peak District and Derbyshire, as part of a pilot programme to keep tourists informed and boost trade to pubs. Nine pubs will take part in the pilot, with the first … Continue reading

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Duke’s call to boost tourism – well its alright for him

Stand together, shout loudly and support the official tourist board’s ongoing quest to promote the Peak District as a world-class destination. That was the clarion call from the Duke of Devonshire Peregrine Cavendish, the keynote speaker at Visit Peak District … Continue reading

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Tourism fears blow Moorlands wind turbine away

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a wind turbine in the countryside have been thrown out amid concerns the towering structures would  put off visitors. Councillors were told at a planning meeting that tourism was worth £153 million to the Moorlands, kept  nearly … Continue reading

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The Olympic staycation

If you are like me then you will be utterly fed up with the Olympics and all the twaddle that is going around about how the event will help us all. Now the latest Government scheme is hitting the press. … Continue reading

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Country house at the heart of drive to boost tour trade boost

THE owner of a country house near Sheffield is set to open its doors to tour organisers next month as part of a bid to attract more groups to visit the venue and other attractions in the Peak District. Official … Continue reading

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Same winners, different year

Mainstays of the £1.5 billion local tourism industry are getting another chance to step into the limelight thanks to Visit Peak District & Derbyshire’s annual awards scheme. Nominations are now being accepted for the Excel Tourism Awards 2012, co-ordinated by the … Continue reading

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Art Gallery Prize for Chatsworth

Chatsworth has scooped a top award for its art collection and gallery. The Peak District stately home was awarded a highly commended prize at the Hudson’s Heritage Industry Awards, which recognise achievement and success at tourist attractions such as stately … Continue reading

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£20m aid for ‘holiday at home’ drive

A MAJOR drive to encourage Britons to holiday at home is to be launched after the Government pledged £20m from its Regional Growth Fund. Tourism bosses in York and the Peak District have signed up to be part of the campaign to … Continue reading

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Tourism promotion row

A ROW is looming over a tourism campaign aimed at attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Staffordshire Moorlands. Community leaders say the Staffordshire Peak District brand was adopted to ensure to ensure that the Moorlands gets its fair share of … Continue reading

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