International visitors to the Lake District soared in summer 2018 in the wake of UNESCO heritage site inscription, and are set to keep soaring – the number of Chinese visitors to the UK alone set to treble by 2020. With international visitors increasingly eager not just to benefit from what the Lake District has to offer but to give back to the national park, many of them are helping us to care for the spectacular landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage of this beautiful region. Below, we share some of their stories with you, along with the stories of the tour operators and local businesses that are helping international visitors to contribute to our visitor economy and help keep the Lake District special for all of us, now and for always.
Peter Rabbit inspires international donors to give over £100,000 pounds to the Lake District in eight years of Japanese visitor giving
International Supporters for 2018
Thank you to our international supporters who help us to achieve our aims
Want to know more?
Contact Tracey Gannon, our International Partnerships Coordinator
Tracey swapped Kyoto, Japan for Cumbria in 2017 after 20 years in Japan teaching environmental communication and sustainability to graduate and high school students. She now develops partnership campaigns with overseas markets which results in international visitors donating to the Lake District Foundation and beneficiary projects, and she’s eager to answer any questions you may have about fundraising materials in languages other than English, or to hear your ideas for future partnerships. Contact Tracey by email at Tracey.Gannon@lakedistrictfoundation.org or phone +44-1539-822622