Winners at this year Cumbria Tourism awards have been commended for their contribution to the county's tourism and hospitality industry.Read the full story ›
Local events held at Dumfries & Galloway have received funding from VisitScotland, with the aim of improving domestic tourism.Read the full story ›
The Beacon museum in Whitehaven, west Cumbria, has been shortlisted for a Cumbria Tourism Award.
The museum received a nomination in the 'Visitor Attraction of the Year' category.
Its visitor numbers have increased by 24%, with over 24,000 visitors over the last year.
This recognition adds to what visitors are already telling us. We hear frequently about how visitors love the new exhibitions and upgraded events. We get excited about innovating and change, so that we remain relevant both for locals and for tourists.
The Cumbria Tourism Awards will be held on Wednesday, 21st June.
Cumbria Tourism says most businesses have had a good Easter. Cumbria welcomed 3.2million visitors over the Easter bank holiday in 2016.Read the full story ›
Thousands of EU workers are employed by the region's tourism businesses - will Brexit be a good, or bad, thing for them... and the industry.Read the full story ›
Eden's food and drink industry will be celebrated at a special event today.Read the full story ›
There has been a six percent increase in footfall at historic abbeys in the Scottish Borders.
Over the last 11 months a record-breaking four million people have visited historical sites across Scotland.
Together Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh Abbeys welcomed more than 90,000 visitors, an increase of six percent on the same period last year.
Top of the trio of historic staffed attractions in the Scottish Borders was the medieval Melrose Abbey, which saw footfall increase to 49,566, a jump of around eight percent year-on-year.
That makes it the tenth most visited staffed attraction in Scotland.
The number of people working in tourism in the Scottish Borders increased by 11 per cent in one year, new figures have revealed.Read the full story ›
The Borders Railway has helped to boost tourism across the Scottish Borders, according to Visit Scotland.
Regional Director Doug Wilson says that the re-establishment of the Borders Railway has had a huge impact on the number of visitors coming to the south of Scotland.
"More than one million people travelled on the Borders Railway during its first year of operation and going by train on the route has created a superb new tourism experience in itself.
"The re-establishment of the route has had a massive impact on tourism and right across the region, and it shows no signs of slowing down. VisitScotland recently held a successful industry conference in Galashiels, bringing together tourism experts and local businesses to help ensure that together we continue to capitalise on the opportunities that now exist due to increased connectivity and greater visitor numbers."
The Borders Book Festival, the Tour of the Borders and the Flying Scotsman returning to the region also contributed to the rise in visitor numbers.
Record numbers were also reached by people attending the Borders Heritage Festival and the Borders Book Festival.
"It is great to see the success of a new festival like the Creative Coathanger, celebrating the region's ties to the textile and creative arts industry. And I was pleased to see the partnership working that helped create the first ever Scottish Borders Winter Festival this December - I know that a great amount of effort goes into making these events a success, many run by local volunteers.
"I would encourage people working in the tourism industry in the Scottish Borders to make the most of the opportunities available from VisitScotland."
Visit Scotland has lauded events like the Tour of the Borders, the arrival of the Flying Scotsman and the Borders Book Festival for delivering a successful year for tourism in the region.
Local festivals like Tweedlove have enjoyed bumper attendances in the last year.