The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has won a silver award for being one of the country’s best at the Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry Awards 2014, beating off stiff competition from other top bureaux.
The bureau helps to attract and secure major national and international conferences and events for the region, working with a wide range of venues and partners.
It acts as a central point of contact for all conference organisers, providing free, impartial advice and local knowledge.
Business tourism head Paul Szomoru said: “It is great to be rewarded on a national stage for our professionalism and performance. This ceremony is the standout calendar event of the year for the industry.
“Business tourism is a key part of the overall visitor economy, which is now worth £1.3bn to NewcastleGateshead. Our work to bring high-quality conferences and events here not only delivers direct economic impact but also showcases the destination to business visitors who become influential advocates for the place and our leisure visitors of the future.
With this latest award under our belt, we’re looking forward to another busy and successful 2014.”
The awards event took place at Battersea Evolution in London and there were 19 awards in total, voted for by the readers of M&IT Magazine. Glasgow Convention Bureau scooped the gold award.