English Tourism Week

Show your support for English tourism

English Tourism Week takes place from 25-31 May this year. VisitEngland are asking everyone involved with the tourism industry and political stakeholders to show their support and help highlight the importance of tourism as a critical sector of the English economy.

NewcastleGateshead Initiative will be using the week to engage stakeholders in conversations about the value of North East England’s tourism industry, the impact of coronavirus and the future of tourism. We’ll also be celebrating award winners from the North East Tourism Awards which took place last month, and sharing ways that residents can support their local tourism businesses while many remain closed. There are a number of ways that you can get involved too…

Sign up for our English Tourism Week virtual event

Opportunities and challenges with the ageing audience
Thursday 28 May, 3-4pm

The tourism industry has been one of the worst affected by current challenges and is now looking at what a ‘new normal’ might look like. Our ‘Adapting and Innovating in 2020’ series continues to explore and discuss the challenges and potential opportunities for the industry.

Joining us on this webinar is Nic Palmarini, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA), and Abigail Pogson, Chief Executive at Sage Gateshead. They will discuss what the current sentiment might be towards travel, which tech and digital experiences are engaging an ageing audience, and, moving forward, how leisure and travel habits may change and what businesses can do to adapt and innovate for future visitors.


Show your support for English tourism

Join the conversation in Twitter with these suggested tweets:

I support the tourism industry because it employs more than 66,000 people in North East England #supportNEtourism #EnglishTourismWeek20

I support North East tourism because it contributes £5bn to the region’s economy #supportNEtourism #EnglishTourismWeek20

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On Thursday, we’ll also be looking back at our favourite North East England tourism experiences – events, attractions, hotels and all your favourite places. Let us know what you’re missing by sharing photos and videos for #ThrowbackThursday.

Make sure you include #supportNEtourism and #EnglishTourismWeek20 in your tweets.

Sign up to find out what’s on in NewcastleGateshead

When the region’s visitor attractions and hospitality industry begin to reopen, we want to let people know about new opening times and safe ways to visit as quickly as possible. Sign up for our ‘What’s on in NewcastleGateshead’ e-newsletter and / or make sure you follow NewcastleGateshead on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest on visiting NewcastleGateshead. Encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same to help us communicate these important tourism messages.