Newcastle has come out on top when it comes to the Rough Guide's list of "18 places that should be on your radar in 2018".
The city beat off stiff competition from other top destinations on the list, including Cuba, Russia and New Orleans, which all made it into the top ten.
Rough Guide said, "Tourists venturing to Northern England have traditionally made a beeline for the likes of Liverpool and Manchester, but 2018 is Newcastle’s time to shine."
Great Exhibition of the North is named as a key reason to visit the city, along with neighbouring Gateshead, next summer.
The two-month jamboree will tell the story of Northern England and how its artists and innovators have helped shape the world we live in.
There'll be live music, performance art and insightful exhibitions across the city.
The Rough Guide was also impressed with Newcastle's nightlife and cultural offerings:
Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, which is leading work to deliver Great Exhibition of the North 2018, said: