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Double reopening of heritage venues in NewcastleGateshead following multi-million pound investment

15 September 2021

Two landmark heritage venues have reopened in NewcastleGateshead after receiving £9.3 million in funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Common Room of the Great North and Newcastle Cathedral are now once again, available to host events and conferen...

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme introduced as part of Government response to COVID-19

13 September 2021

The Government has announced the launch of a new Live Events Reinsurance Scheme which will run until 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring 2022. The scheme will offer cost indemnification if an event must be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned ...

Hybrid events to provide long-term solution to business events industry

11 May 2021

Hybrid events is becoming an increasingly common term in the events industry, and is simply defined as an event with both a live in-person audience and an online virtual audience.       Many industr...

INNSiDE Newcastle set for May 2021 opening

Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel group, will officially open INNSiDE Newcastle on Monday 17 May, in line with the Government’s roadmap announcement. Bringing a slice of continental life to the heart of the city, the 161-room hotel will be lo...

Tyne to meet at St. James’ Park

21 April 2021

Throughout the pandemic the meeting and events team at St. James’ Park has continued to deliver essential NHS training events, adhering to strict restrictions to ensure a safe and covid secure space, for key workers to continue to serve the wider community thro...

Accor chooses NewcastleGateshead Quays for dual branded hotel

6 April 2021

Accor, the leading hospitality group, is bringing its internationally renowned Novotel and ibis brands to the £260m NewcastleGateshead Quays regeneration scheme. The agreement with Gateshead Council, its development partners Ask Real Estate and independent inves...

English Core Cities come together to create Hybrid Events Solutions UK

24 February 2021

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has joined forces with other English cities in an industry first, to support the conference and events industry as it continues to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference industry has been heavily impacted by the Covid-...

Green light for Newcastle Gateshead’s £260m regeneration scheme

11 November 2020

Gateshead Council’s planning committee has approved plans for the development of a £260m arena-led regeneration scheme which will see the creation of around 2,000 new jobs in the region, giving a £60m annual boost to the local economy. The scheme, which sits ...

Promoting NewcastleGateshead virtually at The Meetings Show

22 October 2020

This week the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau attended The Meetings Show 2020, which was run as a virtual trade show instead of the usual live, in-person event which takes place in London each year. The Convention Bureau team were joined by local audio-visua...

Newcastle Quayside hotel nears completion

15 September 2020

A new £25m hotel on Newcastle Quayside is set to open by the end of the year as building work nears completion. The 161-bedroom INNSiDE Hotel, operated by Melia Hotels International, marks a significant investment for the region and will create 80 jobs. The hote...

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