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Blog: 2020 as told by NewcastleGateshead.com website users

Along with mince pies, Secret Santa and Christmas Jumper Day, marketers have their countdown to Christmas milestones including discussing this year’s John Lewis ad, and the reveal of Google Year in Search, which takes you on a journey through the answers that the world searched for that year. It’s no...

Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

After almost a year of severe disruption for the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, a contingent of tourism boards across the North East and wider north of England have come together to discuss the findings of the NatWest North of England Tourism Barometer study. Half of hospitality and leisure...

Molly Lymn, Laura Freer, Kiran Ohri

Trio of new appointments for NGI

NewcastleGateshead Initiative has appointed three new members of staff as the organisation continues its work to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest in the region. The Invest Newcastle team has welcomed recent graduate Kiran Ohri as Marketing and Communications Assistant. She will be supporting all...

North East Virtual Christmas Market launched to support local business

As we approach the festive period a new virtual Christmas gift market has been launched to support independent shops, hotels, attractions, cultural venues, artisans, creatives and restaurants in the region. The virtual market aims to offer people an alternative shopping experience during the lockdown period, as well as giving an opportunity...

North East tourism industry makes clear statement of desire to continue trading

New research has shown that nearly 70 per cent of North East businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector would currently prefer to stay in Tier 2 on the Government’s local Covid alert levels. Only five per cent believed their business would be better off in Tier 3, with...

Covid restrictions on North East England announced

Areas of the North East (Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham) have today (Thursday 17 September) been escalated to areas of intervention. From Friday 18 September, regulations will ban the following: residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or...

North East partnership launches ‘Save Your Summer’ tourism campaign with government backing

A consortium of destination management organisations has joined forces to launch a campaign promoting tourism in NewcastleGateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland following the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector. The ‘Save Your Summer’ campaign, which launched over the bank holiday weekend, has been developed in partnership between NewcastleGateshead...

North East shines at national tourism industry awards

Three exceptional North East tourism businesses represented the region at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 last night, where they took home a host of awards and secured their position as some of the finest examples of tourism businesses in the country. The annual awards event highlights the best...

Help us bring business events back to NewcastleGateshead and North East England

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau is encouraging partners and stakeholders to get behind a new campaign to bring business events back to the region. #ItsTyneToMeetAgain will launch in September to engage and inspire audiences, and build confidence to encourage enquiry generation ahead of business events restarting in October. Now that the...

New visitor website launched for NewcastleGateshead

With UK staycations booming, destination marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative has launched a new visitor website for NewcastleGateshead and the wider North East. NewcastleGateshead.com has been rebuilt on a new platform with a refreshed design to reflect the personality of the destination and the people of North East England. The...

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