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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.

Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Bright ideas for North East businesses to make the most of Dark Sky status

Businesses in the North East are being urged to make the most of the International Dark Sky Park status

Award-winning filmmaker Doug Allan with a Leopard Seal

Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan is focus of two North East events

Award-winning filmmaker is to give talks at Middlesbrough and Berwick about his work on BBC hits such as Human Planet and Frozen Planet

A DFDS ferry from Amsterdam heads into North Shields

Port of Tyne to welcome new cruise liners as business booms

As the region celebrates English Tourism Week, Port of Tyne have revealed that two new cruise companies will operate from North Shields

Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland National Park will oversee Hadrian's Wall path

Northumberland National Park has been asked to take over the care of a cross-country path following the collapse of a tourism body

Aerial views of Newcastle International Airport

Labour MP joins Newcastle Airport staff to launch English Tourism Week

Newcastle Labour MP Catherine McKinnell turned customer service apprentice yesterday to help launch English Tourism Week

North Tyneside Council hope to bring a seafront transport system from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay from spring 2015

North Tyneside Council proposes land train transport idea for coastal strip

The North Tyneside coast may get a land train if proposals by North Tyneside Council go ahead

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall Trust to close down after English Heritage pulls the plug on support

English Heritage said it has to withdraw funding for Hadrian's Wall Trust leaving staff with an uncertain future

Polar Explorer Conrad Dickinson and Tony Gates, Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority at Steel Rigg, Hadrian's Wall

Tourism row as Northumberland blocked from Government cash bid

Northumberland as been told it will not create enough tourism jobs to justify a bid for Government cash

Chinese New Year celebrations in Newcastle City Centre

Chinese New Year parade welcomes in Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year is celebrated in Newcastle's Stowell Street after Tyne-Wear derby took precedence last weekend

Conservation Officer Andrew Sawyer, from Cragside, Rothbury

Campaign brings £9m in tourism for Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

A national marketing campaign to attract visitors to Northumberland has achieved impressive results

North East fails to make top 10 list for popular UK destinations

Tourism bosses in the North East have defended the region after it failed to make a list of top 10 destinations in the UK

Hesleyside Hall which is being opened up for Glamping

Historic Northumberland hall opens to holidaymakers

Hesleyside Hall in Northumberland is to provide "glamping" facilities for tourists

Sycamore tree at Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland to target 'vikings' for tourism

Northumberland County Council is to promote key county sites to Scandinavia in a new tourism pitch

Durham Tees Valley Airport

No decision made on Durham Tees Valley Airport flights

Airport leaders drawing up a 10-year rescue plan for Durham Tees Valley have said "no firm decisions" have been made about the future of holiday flights, fuelling fears more passenger services could be cut

Hays Travel MD John Hays with Bath Travel staff on Bournemouth beach updated

Hays Travel takes over 60-branch Bath Travel

Sunderland based Hays Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent, has completed the acquisition of the largest independent travel agent in the South

Designer of Northumberlandia Charles Jencks who gave a guided tour of the site

Visitor centre to open at Lady of the North attraction Northumberlandia

Work underway at the Northumberlandia landform sculpture, which depicts a reclining lady tourist attraction near Cramlington

House Steward Katherine Foggon, from Cragside, Rothbury, who has taken part in a ITV documentary about the National Trust.

TV show goes behind the scenes at two North East tourist attractions

The Inside the National Trust series, which starts this weekend, is fronted by a BBC journalist and newsreader Michael Buerk

Paul Callaghan, new chairman of the NGI

New tourism chair questions UKTI's North East success

The soon-to-be chair of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative sees improving the work of UKTI as one of his key aims

Wind turbines in the Northumberland countryside

Visitors put off returning to Northumberland by prospect of turbines

An increasing number of visitors to Northumberland say they are less likely to return if more wind turbines are built in the county


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