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Westmorland and Furness Tourism Summit

Our 2023 Westmorland and Furness Tourism Summit: 'Strengthening partnerships for a more2023 Tourism Summit sustainable future' took place on Wednesday 22nd November 10am to 1pm at the Roundthorn Country House, Penrith. 

Speaker presentations are available below.

We brought together exceptionally high profile tourism professionals to speak about important tourism issues which would undoubtedly impact and hopefully benefit your business.

The 2023 Summit had a sustainability theme and was chaired by Jim Walker, Chair of the Eden Tourism Network.  There was a welcome by Jonathan Brook, Leader of Westmorland and Furness Council.  

Speaker presentations:

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

Previous Eden Tourism Summits:

  • 2022 Center Parcs, Penrith - ‘Sustainability and Innovation within Eden’s visitor economy’. This was the last Eden Tourism Summit before Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) and the creation of Westmorland and Furness Council in 2023

  • 2021: Virtual Eden Tourism Summit - 'Tourism in Eden: Adapting to the new ‘normal’ and capitalising on new opportunities going forward'

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

  • 2019: North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Penrith - ‘Sustainability: Working together to strengthen our visitor economy in a changing environment’

  • 2018: Shap Wells Hotel - Tourism in Eden - Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities'

  • 2017: Askham Hall, near Penrith - ‘Exploring the Visitor Journey and Developing Opportunities for Growth’ 

  • 2016: Tebay Services Hotel, Near Orton, Penrith - ‘Shaping the Future of Rural Tourism’

  • 2015: Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, Appleby - ‘Delivering a Quality Visitor Experience’

  • 2014: The Inn on the Lake, Ullswater  

  • 2013: Center Parcs, Penrith - ‘Growing Eden’s Tourism Potential’

  • 2012: Lowther Castle and Gardens, near Penrith

For more information contact the Visit Eden Team: