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 2024 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.


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

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

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,...
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NE Youth awarded £3,000 thanks to generosity at North East Tourism Awards

NE Youth awarded £3,000 thanks to generosity at North East Tourism Awards

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) not only awarded 17 tourism businesses and individuals, but also donated the proceeds of a huge...
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