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.

Roseate terns, one of the UK's rarest seabirds

Police fund cash helps Northumberland seabird colony

Cash boost for rare roseate terns on Coquet Island which is home to thousands of breeding seabirds

Dark Skies: North Amercia nebula Kielder Obs

Northumberland marks first anniversary of Dark Sky designation

Starry skies bring an upsurge in business as visitors flock to see unpolluted heavens from Northumberland International Dark Sky Park

Baroness Kramer visits Hexham Railway Station to announce formal designation of the Tyne Valley Line as a community rail service

Campaign mounting to have Tyne Valley railway line electrified

A campaign is mounting in Northumberland to have the Tyne Valley railway line electrified

The Sage Gateshead

The Journal Opinion: All eyes on the tourism prize

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, November 12, where we look at tourism in the region

A view of Kielder Forest in Northumberland National Park

Countdown to North East Tourism Awards 2014 almost over

Glitzy award ceremony at the Stadium of Light will see the region's top tourism businesses crowned

The Holystone Lodge

Secret Diner Review: The Holystone Lodge, North Northumberland

'Comfortable, interesting and confident cooking' is on the menu at the popular restaurant, which enjoys a gem of a location

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Deputy Prime Minster to launch bid to increase tourism in North East

New strategy to divert tourism to the North of England to be announced by Deputy Prime Minister

NGI chief executive Sarah Stewart

North East toasts strongest tourism figures since onset of 2008 recession

People from Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands most likely to visit as region's economy nets £88m from tourism in first six months of 2014

Hadrians Wall

North East tourism: European funding 'desperately needed' to help growth in 2015

Northern Tourism Alliance says the European Commission must recognise the region's success stories with more funding in response to tourism inquiry

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


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