In the borough of Scarborough and Whitby alone, tourism is estimated to bring in £470 million each year.
As the latest jobs figures are released, we hear the differing experiences of two young people, in looking for work
Some quite interesting bits of knowledge about wind power generation.
Visit England CEO, James Berresford, says we need visitors to get out and about spending money to help support the local economy.
Today is set to be the busiest day on the roads so far this year as people get away for Easter.
With more than 15 million cars on the move, drivers are being urged to consider delaying their journey until the afternoon of Good Friday, when traffic is expected to be relatively quiet.
Nearly 50,000 people are expected to fly out of Newcastle Airport over the Easter weekend, which is nearly five percent higher than in 2013.
The offshore wind farm operating off the Teesside coast has 27 turbines making it by far the biggest such site in the North East.
But it is dwarfed by the London Array with 175 turbines.
There are more than 20 such sites of varying sizes along the UK coast line.
Almost 500 new train carriages will be built by Hitachi at its new factory in Newton Aycliffe, creating 730 jobs.
The Class 800 trains will start running on the East Coast line in 2018. The Department for Transport announced funding of £2.7 billion for the project.
An offshore wind farm has officially begun operating a mile from the coast at Redcar.
The Minister for Energy and Enterprise, the Rt Hon Michael Fallon, and President of EDF Group, Henri Proglio, will carried out the opening.