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Tourism Trends

A tough trading year to date is reflected in visitor numbers at attractions, although there are signs of growth in visitor spend at serviced accommodation. Mobile bookings up, the Staycation trend forecast to continue. Read our report on business and market trends affecting Northumberland.

John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism

Visit to the North East, June 23


The Tourism Minister visited Northumberland and NewcastleGateshead on June 23rd, meeting businesses from across the North East. Overall it was a positive meeting where businesses were able to impress on the Minister the critical importance of tourism for our economy, the leading approach taken by many innovative businesses and organisations, and the strong partnerships in existence.

Read more: John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism

Vote Now! East Coast Destination Competition

East Coast is looking for the "Best Destinations" along the mainline for shopping, relaxing, family days out and much more. Support Northumberland's destinations and cast your vote online via the East Coast website. Voting ends on the 15th August 2011.

Licencing of vehicles to carry guests

In response to queries about vehicle licencing regulations, Northumberland County Council have issued the following statement:

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Online Web survey – help us to review

Tell us what you think about – do you think it meets the needs of Northumberland's visitors and your needs as a tourism business promoting to these visitors? Tell us about other great websites you've seen and suggest improvements we could make to the site. Our online survey is now online at

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Web and Campaign Forum

All tourism businesses are invited to attend a forum event on the afternoon of Wednesday 27 July at the Newbiggin Maritime Centre.

Read more: Web and Campaign Forum

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