Discover Durham welcomed international travel trade operators earlier this month to experience the best the county has to offer the inbound group travel market.
Discover Durham, the group travel brand part of Visit County Durham, arranged the two-day visit in partnership with UKinbound and Eleven Arches. The event was an opportunity to showcase the award-winning attractions, unique activities and group friendly accommodation that make Durham the ideal destination.
Guests from Cashel Travel, Virgin Experience Days, Kuoni, Interopa, Best of Tours, Coaches Etc., Miki Travel Ltd, Scancoming UK, Pinpoint Britain, Yangzi Tours, Angela Shanley Associates and Jac Travel enjoyed an itinerary filled with activities to highlight the group travel offer.
The itinerary featured a networking lunch at Crook Hall & Gardens, a 13th century hall, followed by check in and show round of Radisson Blu Hotel Durham – a contemporary hotel located in the city centre of Durham. In the evening tour operators were transported by Durham City Coaches to Bishop Auckland where they enjoyed dinner and a show round of Park Head Country Hotel. Delegates were then taken back in time to experience Kynren: An Epic Tale of England. Day two celebrated the city’s historic past and UNESCO World Heritage status. Blue Badge Guide Jan Williams escorted the group on a walking tour of the city, followed by a visit to Durham Cathedral and Castle.
Discover more group travel ideas and information for Durham at www.discoverdurham.com