Destination and Industry News

Newcastle voted friendliest city in the UK

A recent poll by Big 7 Travel has revealed that Newcastle is the UK’s friendliest city – proving what we always tell our visitors: we really are a friendly bunch ready to give a warm welcome to all! The travel blog’s social audience of 1.5 million was asked to...

Team Captains during the Magic Weekend 2017 announcement.

Magic Weekend to return to Newcastle in 2020

Dacia Magic Weekend will return to Newcastle for the 2020 Betfred Super League season, with St. James’ Park hosting the annual Rugby League event across the bank holiday weekend of 23-24 May. The showpiece event is returning to Newcastle after a five-year stint in the city between 2014 and...

DFDS ferry

DFDS to add two new ships to Newcastle-Amsterdam route

Europe’s leading ferry operator, DFDS, has entered into an agreement with Italian ferry company Moby to exchange two passenger ferries, with the focus of raising the onboard customer experience and capacity, for both passengers and freight customers. Moby will acquire the two passenger ferries currently operating on the Newcastle...

Communities urged to add colour to Tour of Britain route

Businesses, community groups and local residents are being urged to show their support and passion for cycling by helping decorate the OVO Energy Tour of Britain race route. People in the North of Tyne area can take part in the colourful project painting and displaying old or unwanted bikes...

North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards celebrate the industry’s finest

The brightest stars in the North East hotel industry have been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony in Newcastle. Over 400 employees from hotels across the region gathered for the eighth annual North East Hotels Excellence Awards 2018, at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park. The awards, organised by...

Nominations sought for the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards

The search is on to find the brightest and best hospitality service providers in the North East of England. Now in their 8th year, the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards is a celebration of the outstanding people working in the region’s best-known hotels, who are delivering exceptional service...

New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks announced

NewcastleGateshead Initiative in partnership with NE1 are delighted to announce the return of the New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside. Back by popular demand, the celebrations will welcome in 2018 with a bang as the fireworks light up the Tyne and provide a dramatic backdrop for...

Monstrous New Year’s Eve bonfire to take place on Newcastle’s Town Moor

NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Newcastle City Council have announced a fantastic new event to take place on Newcastle’s Town Moor on 31 December – celebrating New Year’s Eve in theatrical style with a beastly bonfire and a breath-taking firework display. East of the Sun, West of the Moon will take...

Brand new creative team and theme announced for Enchanted Parks 2017

NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council’s popular after-dark arts adventure, Enchanted Parks, is back this winter with a brand new creative team and an exciting new theme. The annual event, which sees specially commissioned artists breathe myth and magic into Gateshead’s beautiful Saltwell Park, will take place for 6 nights...

Applications open for prestigious North East England Tourism Awards

Tourism businesses from across North East England are being urged to enter the North East England Tourism Awards as applications are now officially open.   The North East England Tourism Awards celebrate the best in the industry, highlighting what the North East has to offer visitors and giving winners...

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