Tourism

All the latest tourism news from across the North East. Read the latest tourism stories, features and events from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

Soldiers prepare to airlift an avalanche victim in Thorong La pass area, Nepal

Tom Gutteridge: Taking on the Annapurna Circuit armed with dried beef stroganoff

After the Nepal mountain disaster, The Journal's columnist recalls an ill-prepared trek in this beautiful but deadly landscape

MP Pat Glass and Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Education Secretary, speak to head teachers at St. Bede's School in Lanchester

North East jobs market failing pupils from disadvantaged North East schools

More jobs are needed in the region to keep talented youngsters who are leaving education, according to a North East MP

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

Bars and restaurants have been crowned the cream of the North East

Oliver Maurice

One man's mission to protect natural and built heritage

Ex-North National Trust boss in pilgrim walk to rase conservation funds.

Ringtons teas

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

St Cuthbert's House win a North East England Tourism Award 2013 at St James Park.

North East businesses urged to enter North East Tourism Awards 2014

Entries close on September 5, with the winners going on to represent the North East nationally

George Square ahead of 20th Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Commonwealth Games: Poll reveals support for bringing the games to the North East

A survey has revealed that 53% of people would support a bid to bring the Commonwealth Games to the North East

Christopher Welch, a leisure specialist lawyer and partner at Sintons

North East hotels turn heads of investors

A new survey has revealed that investors are piling into the North East hotel market

Cruising: The Li River is reason enough to travel to China - rainy season or not.

China was a real eye-opener for one North East visitor to the country

China has a greater presence than ever in the UK but what might we see if we go to this rising world player?

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park

Businesses urged to cash in on Northumberland's dark skies

Astro-tourism is a rapidly expanding sector for local accommodation providers, many of whom have reported increasing numbers of visitors to the North East to enjoy stargazing breaks

Hadrian's Wall updated

You did it! North East voters win the region a £1m Visit Britain ad campaign at Heathrow Airport

Praise for the North East after we rallied together to take the lead from Northern Ireland with moments to spare in tourism competition

Seven of Northumberland's tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism'

Seven Northumberland tourist attractions have been cited for helping older guests enjoy stress-free days out by mature travellers

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition

The North East is in with the chance of winning £1m of free advertising at the world's third busiest airport

Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbours historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway next week

Work to start on bolstering Seaham's flood defences

Coastal town's North Pier will be restored as part of £3.4million scheme

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

22-year-old Jack Fisher who wowed the city with a video of iconic Tyneside sites discusses how his business is growing rapidly

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Northumberland and Durham vying for national tourism prize

Both Northumberland and County Durham will battle it out for the Best UK Holiday County/Destination 2014

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Wind turbine proposal close to Hadrian's Wall set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines close to Hadrian's Wall look set to be given the green light, despite fears over their proximity to the site

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside

Sean Bullick: My vision for NewcastleGateshead Quayside

The Chief Executive of NE1 Ltd explains his vision for the Quayside following the Live Theatre's final piece of the jigsaw gaining permission

Hadrian's Wall

Game of Thrones writer reveals Hadrian's Wall inspired hit TV series

The inspiration for The Wall in the best-selling books and TV series Game of Thrones was Hadrian's Wall reveals author George RR Martin

Ron Hutchinson, playwright, and Victoria Fischer, actress, who are behind the play Flying Into Daylight

Tango play set for world premiere in Newcastle

Playwright Ron Hutchinson based new play Flying Into Daylight on the real life story of Victoria Fischer

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