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HM Bark Endeavour - Andrew Fiddler cCeri Oakes

New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour, the full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s ship

The replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby. In August a partnership led by Whitby businessman Andrew Fiddler purchased HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world of the […]

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Coastal event kicks off new programme of destination support for local tourism businesses

Local tourism businesses are invited to attend an event later in September to hear about how they can get involved in, and benefit from, a new programme of support aimed at promoting the North York Moors coastline as a visitor destination. Following the success of the first Coastal Communities Funded programme, the North York Moors […]

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Yorkshire Coast EXPO 2016

Following on from the success of EXPO 2015 held in Bridlington last year, the Scarborough Hospitality Association in conjunction with the Bridlington Tourism Association are holding EXPO 2016 at Scarborough Spa on March 9th 2016. 11am-5pm. We have over 50 exhibitors attending so far, ranging from Bookers to Out of Eden. Entry is free for […]

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Local businesses invited to ‘Know Your Coast’ sessions

The North York Moors National Park Authority organises taster sessions to offer businesses chance to sample and sell coastal pleasures Local businesses are being invited to step into the shoes of coastal visitors and try out a range of activities and experiences as part of an initiative to promote tourism across the region. A series […]

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New Tour de Yorkshire race may come to Ryedale

Hopes are high that Ryedale and the North York Moors National Park will play a key role in the new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Race organisers yesterday revealed the host towns and cities for the inaugural race which will follow in the footsteps of this year’s Grade Depart. Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and […]

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Look out for Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys

Between June and September 2014, visitors to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast will be surprised to see a variety (in different forms) of ‘pink sheep’ popping up all over the North York Moors – in shop windows and other areas of villages and various tourism attractions. Ranging from large sculptured sheep to those […]

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Bumper year for tourism expected

The scores of tourism businesses in Ryedale are confident of a bumper holiday season this year, with prospects being given a big boost with the public launch of Tourism North Yorkshire’s new guide. Ena Dent, chairman of the organisation, and owner of a popular holiday cottage complex at Rosedale, said: “We are very hopeful of […]

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Run a Ryedale tourism business? Need to know more about Social Media?

Then come to a free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Pickering. Ryedale District Council are delighted to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to benefit from the popular Superfast North Yorkshire Online Marketing workshops that have until now been ineligible to attend. We are able to provide one workshop session free of charge to tourism businesses […]

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Friendly faces reveal their favourite places

Friendly faces from in and around the North York Moors will be popping up on the National Park Authority’s Facebook and Twitter feeds to celebrate English Tourism Week (29 March – 6 April). They will be giving their insider tips on the best places to go for a walk, sample some local food or head […]

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Free online marketing workshops

Ryedale District Council are delighted to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to benefit from the popular Superfast North Yorkshire Online Marketing workshops that have until now been ineligible to attend. We are able to provide one workshop session free of charge to tourism businesses that promises to change everything you know about promoting your […]

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Paul & Denise Grantham

Do you have a friendly face?

One of the biggest trends in tourism marketing is the move away from “official” sources of information towards peer-peer recommendations and being able to find insider tips and suggestions for what to do from local people. This form of marketing can be incredibly powerful, very low cost and yet much more effective than expensive advertising […]

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People asked to ‘Think Pink’

Organisations, businesses and those who live in and around the North York Moors are being encouraged to take part in a promotional campaign aimed at increasing visitors to the National Park and surrounding area. Running this summer, the campaign involves displaying sheep in pink jerseys in a variety of locations to persuade people to explore […]

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Have you seen these local films?

The North York Moors Tourism Network recently commissioned four new films to promote different aspects of the North York Moors and Howardian Hills. All of them are copyright free and on YouTube which means, if you have a website, you can do what I have have done here and ’embed’ them on your site. If […]

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Miller and Tourism Network member Joe Coughlan works for Yorkshire Organic Millers of Hill Top Farm, Spaunton. Joe mills locally-grown wheat to minimize ‘food miles’, reduce transport costs – and give the flour a distinctive flavour.

National Park celebrates success of Tourism Network

Businessmen and women in and around the National Park are invited to celebrate the success of the North York Moors Tourism Network. A free event on 17 September at the Helmsley offices of the North York Moors National Park Authority will launch four new promotional films about the area and encourage a debate about the […]

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Segway fun at Dalby Forest

Yorkshire sweeps the board at National Tourism Awards

Yorkshire stole the show at a national tourism awards ceremony on 20 May 2013, after scooping more awards than any other county in England. Eight tourism businesses in the county beat off fierce competition in the national VisitEngland Excellence Awards held in Manchester. Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby and Samuel’s at Swinton Park, Masham […]

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Moors and More Project

Moors and More Project – new workshops

The Moors & More Project focuses on local distinctiveness and the sense of place to be found in this wonderful area. They have run a series of workshops in different parts of the North York Moors area. At each of these workshops, they asked participants to think about the sense of place in their area. […]

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North York Moors National Park

205 sign up for National Park’s new business network

A total of 205 businesses have signed up to the North York Moors National Park Authority’s new business network. The North York Moors Tourism Network aims to help tourism, creative, retail, and, food and drink businesses capitalise on their location in and around the National Park and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Catriona […]

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Invitation to benefit from the “Moors & More” tourism project

This project focuses on practical solutions to the questions: How can you get visitors to stay longer and spend more? How can we get them to come back again, and to recommend the area to others? How can we attract more higher spending visitors? Looking at local distinctiveness (what makes this area special and different), […]

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OUT and ABOUT: archaeology store in Helmsley

The first of our occasional series of less well known things to do and see this summer. On the outskirts of Helmsley, down Riccal Drive and up an unmade road to the back of the old railway station, sits a huge warehouse which houses archaeological remains from English Heritage sites all over the north of […]

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OUT and ABOUT

Having a holiday at home this year? (Environmentally friendly, very fashionable, inexpensive and relatively stress-free.) Or maybe you’re having visitors, again, and need to entertain them. We live in a brilliant area for attractions of all kinds, but if you’ve seen all the ruined abbeys and castles, the stately homes, gardens and theme parks, the […]

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Growing the Yorkshire ‘brand’

On Wednesday 28th March ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ hosted the UK’s biggest tourism event – Y 12 at The York Barbican where they outlined their exciting plans for 2012 and ambitions to keep Yorkshire ahead of the rest. The Yorkshire Regiment received a standing ovation as they launched a new scheme to promote Yorkshire worldwide by […]

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Yorkshire on top of the World…AGAIN!

The campaign to promote Yorkshire as a tourist destination has beaten some of the best travel brands on the planet for the second year running, winning a prestigious World Travel Award for the World’s Leading Marketing Campaign. It means in the past two years the county’s destination management organisation has beaten a who’s who of […]

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