Welcome to the North East England Tourism Awards 2022

The North East England Tourism Awards were celebrated on Thursday 24 March 2022 at Newcastle’s Civic Centre, after hosting a virtual ceremony last year to the pandemic. BBC Radio Presenter Alfie Joey presented the awards and winners of the night. Also new for 2022 was the Unsung Heroes category which celebrated individuals who go the extra mile to ensure visitors have a truly memorable experience.

The awards were once again sponsored by Newcastle College and Bidfood. Students from both Newcastle College and Gateshead College also supported the evening with photography, videography and hospitality service.

The awards play a key role in celebrating and showcasing the range of quality tourism businesses that visitors to the North East encounter. The tourism sector continues to be the fourth largest in the region, highlighting the importance of the businesses working in the sector to the wider economy. 

The North East England Tourism Awards 2022 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.

“I was truly humbled to hear I had been shortlisted. I don’t do what I do to be noticed, but to ensure the business is succeeding and that visitors are having the best experience possible and enjoying a sport I am so passionate about.
Carl Howe, Valhalla North Axe Throwing, Highly Commended Winner of the new award Unsung Hero 2022.