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Eden Tourism Summit

2020 Virtual Eden Tourism Summit - ‘Rethinking Tourism in a Changing Environment’

The 2020 Eden Tourism Summit took place virtually via Microsoft Teams onEden Tourism Summit sign Wednesday 14 October 10am to 12noon.  The theme was ‘Rethinking Tourism in a Changing Environment.’  We hoped to address the current challenging issues in a practical and positive interactive manner as we move forward in these unprecedented times.

The 2020 Summit was free to attend.  Eden District Council covered the costs bearing in mind the challenging time for operators.

The Summit was chaired by Jim Walker, Chair of the Eden Tourism Network.  There was a welcome from Councillor Mary Robinson, Economies and Enterprise Portfolio Holder and Deputy Leader of Eden District Council.  

Our Joint Tourism Managers, Jessica Goodfellow and Sally Hemsley also talked about plans moving forward.


Speaker presentations from the Summit are available:

There was also an open panel discussion following the presentations and opportunities for Q&A sessions after each speaker.

Previous Eden Tourism Summits:

  • 2019: North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Penrith
  • 2018: Shap Wells Hotel
  • 2017: Askham Hall, near Penrith
  • 2016: Tebay Services Hotel, Near Orton, Penrith
  • 2015: Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Appleby
  • 2014: The Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
  • 2013: Center Parcs, Penrith
  • 2012: Lowther Castle and Gardens, near Penrith

Presentations from previous summits are available on request.

For more information contact the Eden Tourism Team:

  •   Email: tourism@eden.gov.uk
  •   Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7YG