Destination and Industry News

Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS) and Director of the Tourism Alliance, Kurt Janson, call on tourism and hospitality businesses to register unresolved historical banking complaints

A new, independent, and free dispute resolution service, the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS), is appealing directly to tourism and hospitality businesses to see if their long-standing bank disputes can be tackled. It is estimated that, over the past 20 years since 2001, some 600,000 businesses could still have...

NGI Promotes National Tourism Drive: The Explorer’s Road

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), a destination and investment agency, that works to attract visitors into the area, is promoting The Explorer’s Road, a major national project funded by the Discover England Fund, to promote destinations to domestic customers on a route from Berwick and Newcastle to Hertfordshire. Working with regional...

Staycationers urged to become #WaterWarriors this summer

Record numbers expected to holiday at home this summer Visitors urged to “know before you go” to the country’s blue spaces Check water quality before taking the plunge and help prevent pollution Staycationers are being urged to become #WaterWarriors and make the right choices when visiting beaches, rivers and...

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WWT Washington in Tyne and Wear joins call to create more wetlands as new research shows huge public support for investment in natural solutions to the climate emergency

New online research commissioned by WWT, shows more than three quarters (79%) of people in the North East think that there should be more investment in natural solutions to tackle the climate emergency, with local residents saying they thought taking effective action against climate change was now most important...

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The Body Shop unveils a new sustainable concept store at Metrocentre Gateshead

Now, more than ever, the world needs strong, confident bodies. That’s why The Body Shop, the iconic activist beauty brand, is rolling up its sleeves, starting with the launch of its new concept store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The new store is an interactive ‘activist workshop’ that encourages people to...

INNSiDE Newcastle reveals INNSiDERS of Newcastle campaign with illuminated Quayside Art exhibition

(Image left to right: Sarah Green, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Simon Laing, CBK Adventures, MP Chi Onwurah and Steve Beharall, Head of Foundation at Newcastle United Foundation) A celebration of the people of the city – with 18 individuals chosen for INNSiDERS of Newcastle campaign Waterfront art exhibition, with large-scale...

North East businesses optimistic for Freeports success – but give warning over skills shortage and need for collaboration – survey reveals

Businesses in the North East are positive as they await the arrival of Freeports in England– but education and business leaders raise concerns over skills shortages and the need for more collaboration to drive success. Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), the largest law firm in the North...

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers on schedule to deliver trailblazing tournament

RLWC2021 organisers have confirmed that they will deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup in October and November 2021 To mark the 100-day countdown to the opening match of the tournament between hosts England and Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle, all remaining tickets will go...

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Pilgrim Place secures planning approval

Newcastle City Council’s Planning Committee has granted planning permission for the Pilgrim Place development at Pilgrim Street. The Taras Properties scheme is located on the eastern side of Pilgrim Street and includes the site of the former NCP car park and Worswick Street bus station and the listed buildings...

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Moxy Hotel at Newcastle Helix secures planning approval

Vastint Hospitality has been granted planning permission by Newcastle City Council for the Moxy Hotel development at Newcastle Helix. The scheme was brought forward by the international developer who invests in major business locations across the UK and Europe. After seeing the potential in Newcastle, Vastint was keen to...

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