Businesses urged to enter the North East England Tourism Awards 2024

Tourism businesses across the region are being encouraged to enter the North East England Tourism Awards 2024 and access free masterclasses to help get their application noticed.    The North East England Tourism Awards (NEETA) celebrate quality, innovation and best practice throughout the region, showcasing the fantastic range of high-quality experiences on offer for visitors […]

The stars of North East’s tourism businesses shine at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023. 

Gold Winner for Experience of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 – Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours. Image credit: VisitBritain/Daniela Luquini Four North East tourism businesses have been recognised at the national tourism awards which took place on 7 June at the Warner Bros Studio Tour London.   Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours […]

The best of North East’s tourism businesses to compete at national awards.

Four North East tourism businesses have been selected to represent the region at the national tourism awards.   Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort, Langley Castle Hotel, Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours and Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages are all amongst nominated finalists at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.   NewcastleGateshead Initiative is also in the running to […]

New host announced for 20th anniversary of tourism awards

Radio Pride presenter Ophelia B will be the host of this year’s North East England Tourism Awards, being held in March. Ophelia, who also hosts the annual Drag Idol Newcastle, will be the hostess with the mostest for the 20th anniversary of the awards at the city’s Civic Centre. The awards will see tourism businesses […]

Date announced for North East England Tourism Awards

The North East England Tourism Awards 2023 will be held on Thurs, March 23 at Newcastle Civic Centre. The 20th anniversary of the awards will be held as part of English Tourism Week (17-26 March) with businesses from across the region competing in 16 categories. More than 160 businesses entered the awards, and the shortlist […]

Shortlist announced for North East England Tourism Awards 2023

Image: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear. View across the river Tyne at Quayside with the Baltic and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The top tourism businesses who will be competing to take home the Gold at next year’s North East England Tourism Awards, have been announced. The prestigious awards, which will be held next March, will see shortlisted […]

Deadline extended for Tourism Awards applications

As the nation mourns the sad passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II organisers of the regional tourism awards have extended the deadline for entries. As many tourism businesses prepare to close for the state funeral on Mon, the decision was made to give businesses an extra week to enter the North East England Tourism […]

Countdown is on for Tourism Awards’ applications

With only three weeks to go until the deadline for the 2023 North East England Tourism Awards business across the region are being encouraged to get their entries in. It is the 20th anniversary of the awards next year and organisers NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) are keen to make it the best one yet. The deadline […]

Region celebrates a GOLDen night at national tourism awards

Image: Managing Director of Seaham Hall, Ross Grieve with their Gold award for Small Hotel of the Year The region’s top tourism businesses were celebrating last night after picking up Bronze, Silver and Gold awards at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.  Seaham Hall Hotel, County Durham, were named England’s Small Hotel of the Year when […]

North East’s best represent region at national tourism awards

Four of the region’s best tourism businesses and individuals have been announced as finalists for the national tourism awards. Hotel Indigo Durham, Seaham Hall, Triple A Food Tours and Clive Goodwin of The Ouseburn Trust will be competing for the top spot at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. The prestigious awards, being held in Birmingham […]

Region’s tourism businesses celebrated at annual awards

The region’s top tourism businesses will be celebrated at the North East England Tourism Awards on Thursday, March 24. The annual event, hosted by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) will be held at Newcastle Civic Centre. Attractions, hotels and individuals from across the North East will compete in 15 categories including two new categories, Unsung Hero and […]

Shortlist announced for North East Tourism Awards

Despite a tough year for the tourism industry and continued uncertainty being created by the Pandemic, the efforts of businesses in the sector will be recognised in the 2022 North East Tourism Awards – the shortlist for which has now been announced. Taking place in March 2022, the awards evening will see shortlisted candidates in […]

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 of the country’s tourism industry and […]

Exceptional North East businesses shortlisted in tourism industry’s national awards

Three outstanding North East tourism businesses have been shortlisted in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, an event that champions the very best of the country’s tourism industry and celebrates quality, innovation and best practice. Seahouses bed and breakfast, St Cuthbert’s House, Northumbrian and Scandinavian fusion restaurant, Hjem, and luxury spa hotel, Seaham Hall will […]

Winners of the North East England Tourism Awards announced

Businesses across the North East were revealed as winners of this year’s North East England Tourism Awards at a virtual event today (Thursday 23 April 2020). The quality and diversity of the tourism industry were celebrated as the region comes together to support the industry in these challenging times. During the online event, judges for […]

North East success at Visit England Tourism Awards

The North East enjoyed a successful night at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence with six organisations taking home awards. The awards celebrate businesses and individuals that continuously raise the bar of England’s tourism offer. Among the winners were Sage Gateshead and Northumberland’s Laverock Law Cottages who won Gold in the Business Tourism and […]

2020 shortlist announced for new look North East Tourism Awards

Businesses from across the region are celebrating after being shortlisted for the revamped North East England Tourism Awards 2020. Nearly 150 applications were received for the North East England Tourism Awards and businesses completed new application forms and underwent a different judging system with a greater focus on experiencing the North East tourism industry first-hand. […]

Revamped North East England Tourism Awards for 2020

Tourism businesses in the North East are being encouraged to enter the new-look North East England Tourism Awards as applications open today (Thursday 6 June). The North East England Tourism Awards celebrate quality, innovation and best practice throughout the region, highlighting the North East’s exciting visitor offering. The format of the Awards has been tweaked […]

North East tourism stars celebrated at record-breaking awards

Leading tourism businesses from across the North East were celebrating last night as winners of the North East England Tourism Awards were announced. BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast show presenter Alfie Joey hosted the awards and entertained guests throughout the evening at Newcastle Civic Centre. After a record year for the awards, with nearly 150 applications, […]

Shortlist announced for North East England Tourism Awards 2018

Businesses from across the region are celebrating after being shortlisted for the North East England Tourism Awards, following a record year for entries. Application numbers for the awards were up 25 per cent from last year to nearly 150 and new entries made up a significant proportion of these. Overall, 57 applications made the shortlist […]

North East success at Visit England Tourism Awards

The North East enjoyed a successful night at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence with six organisations taking home awards. The awards celebrate businesses and individuals that continuously raise the bar of England’s tourism offer. Among the winners were Sage Gateshead and Northumberland’s Laverock Law Cottages who won Gold in the Business Tourism and […]

North East tourism superstars celebrated at awards

Tourism businesses from across the North East were celebrated last night as the winners of the North East England Tourism Awards were announced at a ceremony held at The Boiler Shop in partnership with Crowne Plaza Newcastle in the Stephenson Quarter. BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast show presenter Alfie Joey hosted the awards and entertained guests […]