Who We Are

Together with our partners, we showcase the Harrogate area  to attract visitors, events and investment to create a strong local economy for businesses and residents.

Destination Harrogate is the region’s destination management organisation (DMO). We showcase Harrogate and the surrounding areas to grow the visitor economy and attract inward investment.

Our partnerships and promotions harness the district’s unique qualities to attract visitors, events, investment and drive sustainable economic growth for the district. We work with people who have a shared passion and stake in the prosperity of this special place. Together, we have big ambitions for the Harrogate District.

The six different destinations in the Harrogate district have resonance and a reputation for quality and aspiration. It is a district of distinctiveness, alive with opportunities. We aim to leverage the wealth of assets and attractions, history and heritage, events and landscapes, business opportunities, and city connections. Our work positions the district as an exceptional place to visit, meet and invest.

Our core business functions are Visit Harrogate, Events Harrogate, and Invest Harrogate. Destination Harrogate was established in 2021 and is a division of North Yorkshire Council.

Key contacts in Destination Harrogate
  • Gemma Rio, Head of Destination Harrogate
  • Helen Suckling, Partnership & Commercial Manager
  • John McGivern Destination Events Manager
  • May Catt,  Visitor & Cultural Services Manager
  • Julia Lumley, Place Marketing Manager

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