A new training scheme will train taxi drivers to take visitors on customised tours of the county, ahead of the Blyth Tall Ships Regatta.Read the full story ›
New figures show the number of tourists visiting the North East has increased by 23%Read the full story ›
The full routes for the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire have been announced. Stage Three of the race will start in Middlesbrough.Read the full story ›
The North East crime drama, Vera, which has been been a tourism magnet for the region, is set for a return with a 5th series this weekend on April 5th at 8pm.
Ahead of the premiere Brenda Blethyn has told ITV News Tyne Tees how she is far from tired of playing the no-nonsense detective and about her favourite North East spots:
Watch Pam Royle's full interview with Brenda Blethyn at 6pm tonight.
Northumberland is to host two stages of the Tour of Britain.
The event is to be broadcast in 130 countries, with live coverage on ITV.
Some of the world's top cyclists are expected to come to the North East leg of the race, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.
The eight stage race will take place during September and will enter Northumberland from the Scottish Borders.
The route will run from Wooler to Alnwick, and then down the coast to Blyth.
The race will restart the next morning from Prudhoe and follow Hadrian's Wall across the Pennines into Cumbria.
The regions tourism hotspots struck gold at the North East of England Tourism Awards last night, Tuesday 12th November.Read the full story ›
£10million of government money is being provided to support tourism in northern England. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, ahead of this week's Northern Futures Summit. The aim is to promote the region's countryside, history and culture and attract more visitors.
Seven of Northumberland’s tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to older and less able guests.Read the full story ›
Two businesses from Seahouses, on the Northumberland Coast, have won VisitEngland tourism awards.
St Cuthbert’s House B&B, a renovated former church, won Gold in the Guest Accommodation category. Meanwhile, Seafield Caravan Park won Gold in the Holiday Park category.
Jeff Sutheran, owner of St Cuthbert’s House, described the Northumberland coast as a "fabulous visitor destination". Ken Britton, who owns Seafield Caravan Park said: “Tourism is the main industry supporting the village, and this success can only bode well for the future.”
James Beresford, form VisitEngland, said: “It is… a tremendous achievement for these two businesses from the same village to win Gold Awards… I warmly congratulate them on their exemplary contribution to tourism in this country, and especially on the Northumberland Coast.”
A stitched map of Northumberland National Park is finally finished and on display in Hexham.
It's taken two years to make and over 100 people have contributed to it.