In light of increasing concerns about the impact of events and public gatherings on the spread of COVID -19, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the planned dinner in celebration of the North East England Tourism Awards, which was due to take place on Tuesday 24 March at Newcastle Civic Centre. This decision was taken to protect all of our guests and staff as a matter of priority. Read full statement.

Welcome to the North East England Tourism Awards 2020

The North East England Tourism Awards play a major role in showcasing the fantastic range of high quality experiences we offer for visitors here in the North East.

The awards have had a hugely positive impact on tourism in the North East, providing a benchmark for all businesses to aspire to and delivering significant benefits to shortlisted and winning businesses alike. By simply taking part you could improve your business performance in terms of turnover, profitability, quality, sustainability, staff morale and customer satisfaction.

The North East England Tourism Awards 2020 are being run in partnership with the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Eligible winners of the awards will automatically feed into the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, ensuring we promote the best of the region on a national stage.

Applications for the 2020 North East England Tourism Awards are now closed and winners are set to be announced on 23 April.


The North East England Tourism Awards will be announced in a virtual ceremony at 12 noon on 23 April on the North East Tourism Awards facebook page.

We are taking an innovative approach to announcing the awards and celebrating the quality and diversity of the tourism businesses that we have here in our region. Whilst we currently can’t visit the North East’s great tourism offer, it is more important than ever that we recognise all of our outstanding businesses.

Join us on Thursday 23 April, 12-1pm, where we will be hosting a virtual awards event on our North East England Tourism Awards facebook page. Make sure you ‘like’ the page so you don’t miss any posts in the run up to the event and log in at 12 noon to watch the event unfold on the big day in a series of short films.


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