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New campaign launched to kickstart North East tourism industry

Residents urged to share ‘My Kind of Toon’ As the Government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme starts, a new campaign has been launched to support the North East’s £5bn tourism economy. The ‘My Kind of Toon’ campaign is targeted at residents in NewcastleGateshead and the wider North East,...

Tourism businesses urged to come together to help industry recovery

As the summer holidays begin, NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) is encouraging local businesses to work together to help the North East’s £5bn tourism industry. The tourism industry has received a welcome boost in recent weeks with the Government announcing a temporary VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sector, a...

Newcastle launches a Citylife line for SMEs

Newcastle City Council will provide much-needed business support for SMEs impacted by COVID-19. Citylife Business Support is a brand-new service that will support small and medium businesses to sustain, recover and safeguard jobs.  This will support the city’s wider economic recovery plan and is one of six projects that...

‘Know Before You Go’ when heading out this weekend

Residents urged to do their research as restaurants and pubs reopen Tourism bosses in NewcastleGateshead are looking forward to welcoming people back to restaurants, bars and attractions this weekend but are asking the public to plan ahead and act responsibly. Destination marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, alongside Gateshead Council and...

New industry standard launched for tourism sector

A new UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark has been launched to provide confidence in the tourism sector as it works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ scheme is being operated by national tourism agency VisitEngland with the support of local destination marketing organisations. The free to join...

Europe’s largest geography conference heads for NewcastleGateshead

Geographers from around the world will be coming together in NewcastleGateshead for The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in 2022. The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022 will be held at Newcastle University between Tuesday 30 August and Friday 2 September 2022. The conference usually attracts just...

GX Project supports innovative North East SMEs

A business support project has provided innovation grants totalling nearly £90,000 to SMEs looking to drive innovation in its latest wave of funding. Since the GX Project started in 2018, £245,000 of funding has been granted for businesses in the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area, with 23...

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What are you missing most about the North East?

During English Tourism Week (25 – 31 May) people from across the North East have been sharing their favourite memories and activities in the region, as well as what they are most looking forward to do when it is safe to do so.   Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of...

A year of success for Invest Newcastle

Despite a difficult end to the financial year, Invest Newcastle ended March 2020 with a record number of new investments and expansions.  Between April 2019-March 2020 more than 900 jobs were created and safeguarded and 23 new businesses from outside the region choosing Newcastle as a base for their...

North East tourism industry calls for support during English Tourism Week

At the start of English Tourism Week (25 – 31 May), the North East tourism industry is calling for support as we move towards the usually busy summer period. Tourism bosses are urging the Government to continue to support the industry until businesses can trade profitably. They are calling...

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