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North East welcomes international travel trade delegates to the region

1 March 2023

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) hosted its first travel trade visit with delegates from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Newcastle set to host major creative industry conference

10 February 2023

One of the largest conventions in the creative industry is heading to Newcastle in 2023.   The Creative Cities Convention (CCC) is a unique meeting place and one of the largest events – outside of London, where content creators and leading industr...

£20m boost for Gateshead international conference and exhibition centre

20 January 2023

Central Government has revealed Gateshead Council has been successful in its bid to secure £20 million of Levelling Up funding, which will be invested into The Sage arena, conference, and exhibition centre. The Council submitted the bid in August 2022, to fulfil...

Business events feeds economic recovery in the region with successful year

21 December 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has generated over £1 million in event enquiries, with 123 confirmed events across the North East in 2022. The convention bureau, which provides a free service including venue sou...

Newcastle International voted ‘Star UK Airport’

25 November 2022

Newcastle International Airport has been awarded ‘Star UK Airport’ at the glittering ceremony of Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2022. The Travel Bulletin Star Awards are an annual celebration of the UK travel trade, recognising and rewarding excellence and succe...

Innovative campaign leads NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau to a win at national awards

18 November 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has won the Innovation category at this year’s miaList awards. The awards took place last night (17th November) and were hosted at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which saw hundreds...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau strengthens team with new appointments

10 October 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has appointed a Head of Business Events and Travel Trade, a brand-new role for the organisation. NGI is the destination and inward investment agency that delivers for Newcastle, Ga...

North East hotels celebrate night of success at industry’s Excellence Awards

3 October 2022

After a two-year break, because of the Covid pandemic, one of the hardest-hit industries, a hospitality organisation, came back fighting last night and proved that they may have been down, but they’re definitely not beat! North East Hotels Association (NEHA), w...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau wins UK industry award 

20 September 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has won the Bronze Award for Best UK Convention Bureau at the prestigious M&IT Awards.  Held on Friday 9th September 2022 at Evolution London, the awards are the Oscars of ...

North East meetings and events industry on track for recovery

12 July 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has reported signs of recovery for the meetings and events industry in the North East. From April 2019 to April 2022, the convention bureau has facilitated a 73% increase in confirmed enquiries for meetings, events and confere...

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