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Travel Trends for North East England

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As  believers  in  the  power  of  data,  trivago  has  just  launched  trivago  Industry  Insights  in  the  UK:  a  series  of  data-rich  reports  and  webinars  that  delve  into  traveller  behaviour  patterns  across  the  regions  of  the  UK.  The  reports  detail  incoming  and  domestic  travel  behaviour  in  the  UK,  with  the  aim  of  giving  hoteliers  and  tourism  operators  actionable  insights  to  inform  their  marketing  activities.  

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Rateable Value Increases

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We have been contacted by some businesses who have been subjected to what seem like very unreasonable Rateable Value increases in the recent review by the Valuation Office. Self-catering properties seem to have been especially hit with the average increase for holiday lettings in the North East at 112.2%.

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Turning the tide for England's Coast

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Attracting a new audience

England’s Coast is an exciting new tourism initiative offering a wealth of memorable experiences to engage and inspire international visitors to Britain – encouraged to escape busy tourist routes to explore the heritage and diverse landscapes of the English coast.

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Making Great Memories in England's National Park

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Could your business benefit from accessing new international travel markets? 


Northumberland is one of nine English National Parks benefiting from £1million funding to encourage more overseas visitors. “Making Great Memories in England’s National Parks” has successfully won this funding from the UK Governments £40 million Discover England Fund administered by VisitEngland.

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VisitEngland announces finalists in Awards for Excellence

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We're delighted to announce that Northumberland will be represented by two of our businesses at national level in the forthcoming tourist industry Awards for Excellence. Seafield Caravan Park based in Seahouses will battle it out for the Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year award whilst Laverock Law Cottages located near Lowick tackle the Sustainable Tourism Award. 

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Star Tips for Profits Workshop

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North Pennines AONB Partnership are running a ‘Star Tips for Profits’ workshop at the North Pennines Observatory on 19th March, 6-9pm.
This is a great opportunity for tourism businesses to visit the Observatory, find out about how it all works and benefit from a workshop led by journalist and stargazer Richard Darn.

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