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Latest Figures Show Strong Growth in Cheltenham’s Visitor Economy

A recent report into the value of Cheltenham’s visitor economy has shown significant growth in visitor numbers and spending in our Regency town. Last year, the number of day visitors to Cheltenham grew to 1.9 million – an increase of 7%, whilst the number of nights spent in the town by staying visitors rose to just under 1.1 million - an increase of 6%.

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Spectacular Christmas Lights Switch-On is coming to Cheltenham

Full details have been revealed of the spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event coming to Cheltenham on Saturday November 23. Inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, three switch-on parades starting at 4.30pm will see giant ghost puppets weave through town to join Scrooge and Father Christmas to tell this famous Christmas tale of redemption… Continue reading Spectacular Christmas Lights Switch-On is coming to Cheltenham

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Cheltenham’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas markets, an incredible Christmas light switch-on and an entertaining late night shopping event. This year Christmas in Cheltenham is certain to be a magical one. With a story inspired by ‘A Christmas Carol’, Cheltenham’s light switch-on on Saturday 23rd November will see giant ghost puppets help the horrid Scrooge to change his ways. The… Continue reading Cheltenham’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Press release: Cheltenham cycling festival returns with an exciting difference

Thousands of people will have the opportunity to get close to the action as the heart of Cheltenham is transformed into a cycle track for the whole community. For the first time, Cheltenham Festival of Cycling – returning after a successful event in May – will feature a criterium race which consists of several laps… Continue reading Press release: Cheltenham cycling festival returns with an exciting difference

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Press release: Visit Cheltenham – The Festival Town

It’s long been known for its festivals and now Cheltenham is officially becoming The Festival Town. The town may have a population of only 117,000 but stages around 25 significant festivals every year, several of which are world leading. It will now promote itself with the strapline “Visit Cheltenham – The Festival Town”. Rooted in… Continue reading Press release: Visit Cheltenham – The Festival Town

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Council shares its plans for the next three years

Making Cheltenham the cyber capital of the UK - a national first - is just one of the exciting, high level priorities in the borough council’s new corporate strategy, which has just been agreed by full council. The three year corporate strategy sets out the authority’s purpose, principles and priorities for the future. For the… Continue reading Council shares its plans for the next three years