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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.