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NGI partnership update

With the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) opening at the end of June we’ve had a busy couple of months for partner events. At the start of June we held our Partner Update (for all partners) at the Northern Design Centre. We were joined by representatives from over...

North East urged to support Newcastle and Gateshead’s bid for Channel 4 hub

The team hoping to bring Channel 4 to the region are urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster. It was announced last month that Newcastle and Gateshead had reached the shortlist for one of two new creative hubs that Channel...

Tourism industry continues to grow in NewcastleGateshead

As the North East prepares to host Great Exhibition of the North, new figures released have highlighted the importance of tourism to the local economy. The industry continues to see significant growth, with a total of 18.03 million people visiting NewcasteGateshead last year – up 3 per cent from...

Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

Newcastle and Gateshead have reached the shortlist for one of three new locations Channel 4 is currently searching for, as the broadcaster seeks to create 300 new jobs in the nations and regions. A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the...

NewcastleGateshead unveil Channel 4 bid

Newcastle and Gateshead councils have announced that they have formally submitted a joint bid to bring Channel 4 to the North East. Led by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative on behalf of both councils, the bid is based on strengths in the creative and digital sectors, as well as access in...

NGI partnership update

We’ve had a busy couple of months for partner events, here are a couple of the highlights. Last month we held our Business Leader’s Breakfast (for Gold and Silver partners) at Jesmond Dene House. The theme of the morning was talent attraction, retention and growth. We welcomed speakers from...

East of England to benefit from £1m investment

A partnership of destinations from Hertfordshire to Northumberland, led by NewcastleGateshead, has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund to encourage more German visitors to explore Eastern England. The money will be spent on creating a new 300-mile touring route between London and Northumberland that combines well-known...

Vote for your Local Heroes

It’s that time of year again when local people are given the chance to nominate their suggestions for whom they believe should be added to NewcastleGateshead’s “Walk of Fame”. The nominees are recognised for their significant contribution to the region over the past sixty-years. It could be for a...

Newcastle named top destination for 2018 by Rough Guide

Travel experts Rough Guide have named NewcastleGateshead the top place in the world to visit in 2018, citing Great Exhibition of the North, a burgeoning restaurant scene, fantastic museums and ‘Gerodie geniality’ among the reasons to visit. Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive at destination marketing agency NewcastleGateshead Initiative which is leading...

VisitBritain, Newcastle Airport and NewcastleGateshead Initiative announce partnership to promote region to overseas visitors

VisitBritain, Newcastle Airport and NewcastleGateshead Initiative have announced a partnership to promote the North East of England to overseas visitors. The three-year partnership will focus on driving more visitors to explore the diverse culture and heritage of NewcastleGateshead and the surrounding areas. In year one, the initiative will target...

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