Visitors to Harrogate area


News and updates about the latest Destination Harrogate activities, new marketing opportunities and developments across the Harrogate district

A successful 2023 for the Harrogate Visitor Economy

Celebrating a successful 2023 for the Harrogate Visitor Economy  2023 saw another successful year for tourism in the Harrogate area of North Yorkshire. With the second year of Destination Harrogate activity drawing to a close, we wanted to share a round-up of achievements and evidence of growth from the last year.   The latest figures compiled […]

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Destination Christmas: All wrapped up – Update

Destination Christmas: All wrapped up In 2023 we delivered our third Destination Christmas campaign. The campaign, which won an award for its inaugural year in 2021, positions the Harrogate area as a first-choice festive destination.   The campaign showcases everything that makes Harrogate and the surrounding area a perfect choice for a Christmas break from festive […]

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Meet The Winner of This Year’s Jolly Big Business Boost!

Destination Harrogate teamed up with Market Place Europe, the operators of the Harrogate Christmas Fayre earlier this year to run the Jolly Big Business Boost competition.   The Jolly Big Business Boost competition is designed to offer trading opportunities at the festive market. The winner of the competition is then given the opportunity to trade for […]

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Destination Update – October 23

Destination Harrogate – October update by Gemma Rio, Head of Tourism, North Yorkshire Council  With summer now behind us and the winter nights drawing in, we are starting to look forward to Christmas, and all the events taking place in Harrogate and across North Yorkshire. The packed winter calendar not only brightens up the darker […]

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Jolly Big Business Boost

The Jolly Big Business Boost is a competition for local businesses between six and 24 months old selling quality products in one of a number of categories: Art / Craft Fashion Vegan and Vegetarian Food (excludes fast food, confectionery or drinks) Handmade Toys Festive themed products The lucky winners will be offered a FREE stall […]

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Destination Update – August 23

Destination Harrogate – August Update by Gemma Rio, Head of Destination Harrogate Collaboration is certainly the word of the moment as we continue to work closely with our colleagues from across North Yorkshire following the creation of the new North Yorkshire Council on 1st April. And with collaboration comes opportunity. We have already come together […]

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North Yorkshire Destination Management Plan

A call for input and feedback on the draft Destination Management Plan (DMP) for North Yorkshire. Since the launch of the new North Yorkshire Council on 1st April 2023, the Destination Harrogate team has been working closely with the tourism and visitor economy teams from across the county to begin the journey to become one […]

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Destination Update – July 23

Destination Harrogate – July Update by Gemma Rio, Head of Destination Harrogate After an amazing year taking time out with my family, I’m thrilled to be back on board at what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and energetic times of the year for Harrogate and the wider North Yorkshire area. With midsummer upon […]

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