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Quality in Tourism (QiT) putting the WOW back into Assessment Schemes in 2018!

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QiT are pleased to announce and launch, three new modernised great value quality assessment schemes that reflect the dynamic developments happening in accommodation. The schemes start at an entry level with the Safe, Clean and Legal™ scheme, moving on to a full Quality Star Rating Assessment, and for properties that offer their guests the WOW factor by being unusual or having special facilities,  a new “Unique” Accommodation Accolade. 

Read more: Quality in Tourism (QiT) putting the WOW back into Assessment Schemes in 2018!

Lanercost Tea Room is more than a tea room

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Lanercost Tea Room - a perfect day out, situated next to a 12th century Priory and Hadrian’s Wall. Open daily all year round with fabulous homemade food, ‘Bark & Brew’, our dedicated dog friendly seating area, Gift Shop and Hadrian’s Wall Visitor Information Centre.

Read more: Lanercost Tea Room is more than a tea room

Northumberland Scoops Top UK Destination Award 2018

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Northumberland has been voted the best UK destination by readers of the Wanderlust travel magazine and sees us pip the likes of Cornwall, Yorkshire, and the Lake District to the finishing post. The winners were announced at the Destinations Travel Show in London, where the awards scheme is always highly anticipated and voted for by the best-travelled readers around.

Read more: Northumberland Scoops Top UK Destination Award 2018

Hospitality group appoints Sean Donkin as managing director

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Sean Donkin has been named as the new managing director of The Inn Collection Group as the North East hospitality and leisure specialist prepares for further expansion.

With an 18-year career in the hospitality sector, Sean has been promoted to managing director from his previous position as operation director for company which has a growing portfolio of eight pubs with rooms in prime locations across the North of England.

Read more: Hospitality group appoints Sean Donkin as managing director

Nominations sought for the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards

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The search is now on to find the brightest and best hospitality service providers in the North East of England.

Now in their 8th year, the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards is a celebration of the outstanding people working in the region’s best-known hotels, who are delivering exceptional service to guests and their local communities.

There are 10 categories in which hotels can nominate people from their team who they truly believe deserve to win an award. The winners and runners-up will be revealed at a dazzling awards evening hosted by the Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park on 10th May.

Read more: Nominations sought for the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards

North Tourism Fairs 2018

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The annual Tourism Fairs return in March 2018 at Alnwick Willowburn Leisure Centre (Tuesday 13th March) and Hexham Mart (Thursday 15th March).

The North Tourism Fairs are an excellent opportunity to network with managers of visitor attractions from around the region and with providers of support services to the tourism industry. The Hexham event is also in partnership again with the Meet The Maker event, giving the opportunity to meet suppliers of locally made goods.

Read more: North Tourism Fairs 2018

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