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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...

£200 million Arena, and Conference and Exhibition Centre boost for North East

A new multi million pound, state of the art entertainment arena, and conference and exhibition centre is set for the North East as plans by Gateshead Council push forward. Gateshead Council in partnership, with award winning property developers Ask Real Estate and leading investment and development manager PATRIZIA UK,...

Council launches Gateshead’s Great Outdoors campaign

Gateshead Council have launched a new campaign to promote the breadth of things to see and do in rural Gateshead. With over half of Gateshead made up of countryside, Gateshead’s Great Outdoors aims to raise awareness of the rural offer and to encourage local people to make the most...

North East tourism stars win Gold at national awards

Congratulations to two of the North East’s tourism superstars, who have seen national success following the North East England Tourism Awards in 2016, winning Gold at VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence. Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant came out on top for Sustainable Tourism, while St Cuthbert’s House won Bed & Breakfast...

Newcastle International: Airport announces new Chief Executive

Newcastle International Airport Ltd is pleased to confirm the appointment of Nick Jones as Chief Executive. Nick has served in the role of interim Chief Executive since May 2016, having joined in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Nick takes up his role at a time when the North East’s...

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