Businesses from across the Eden have taken part in a tourism summit to learn about how to maximise the tourism potential for the area.
Hadrian's Wall is developing a partnership with The Great Wall, both beauty spots will feature in a photography exhibition in London.
A lack of tourists in the Lakes has prompted some hoteliers to ask the question has the Olympics put the tourists off?
An attraction in Cumbria has come out top in an online poll for the country's quirkiest tourist experiences.
The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick has won the questionable title of "oddest day out" - beating a Scottish nudist beach and space centre to the top spot.
The museum also boasts the world's biggest pencil - at a staggering eight metres long.
Dawn Walker is Deputy Manager at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, and is delighted with results:
Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has been visiting Loch Ken Holiday Park near Castle Douglas, to find out how tourism has been this summer.
He says that south-west Scotland has a lot to offer visitors from both north and south of the border:
Scottish Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing is visiting a holiday park in the south-west of Scotland to find out how busy the region has been this summer.
Loch Ken Holiday Park, near Castle Douglas, has seen an increase in visitor numbers with the help of recent investment.
The area has enjoyed a busier year than usual with visitors coming from both sides of the Border as well as mainland Europe.
A national tourism report has shown a 21% rise in visitors to outdoor attractions across south-west Scotland.
The Scottish Tourism Minister will be in Galloway later (27th August) to hear about initiatives to attract visitors to the area.
Fergus Ewing will visit the Loch Ken Holiday Park near Castle Douglas to discover how it has fared this summer and about plans for the 2014 season.
As we head into the bank holiday weekend, it looks as if it has been a pretty good summer for tourism across the region, with businesses north and south of the border confident visitor numbers will be well up on last year.
It seems innovation is the key to success and Andy Burn went to see a high-flying attraction in South West Scotland.
Watch his full report below.
Tourism officials across the region say it is too early to assess the impact of this summer's record hot weather.
Some attractions are reporting an increase in visitor numbers, but it will be next month before exact figures are known.
A number of caravan sites across the south of Scotland said that the heatwave in July helped them secure the highest visitors numbers for seven years.
The sunny weather has brought thousands of visitors into the region, from the North East of England to South West Scotland.
Tourism bosses in the Lake District are expecting a bumper weekend following the hottest weather of the year so far.
The crowds have already been out in Bowness-on-Windermere today with the temperature reaching 25 degrees and many more are expected to arrive over the weekend.
Nigel Wilkinson is the Managing Director of Windermere Lake Cruises and says the boost is very welcome after last summer's washout:
A controversial road closure programme gets underway today. Parts of the A595 between Thursby and Cockermouth will be shut this week for maintainence. Local business leaders say it will harm the summer tourist trade in Cumbria.