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VisitBritain and VisitEngland Free Workshops


Visit Britain and Visit England are hosting two free workshops for businesses in the North East on 4th August. The morning session is about the Awards for Excellence and dealing with online reviews.

The afternoon session is around International Marketing and providing a first class international welcome with a case study on China.


 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Workshop @ Jurys Inn NewcastleGateshead Quays

Jury’s Inn NewcastleGateshead Quays
4th August 10.30am - 1.00pm

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence will take place in spring 2017 and applications will open in late August with a closing date of 14 October 2016.
In partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Visit County Durham, VisitEngland is pleased to announce a free workshop on the awards. The workshop will be an opportunity for your business to discover more about the award categories, application process and what the judges look for in a winning business. The session will also cover ‘Managing Guest Expectations and Online reviews’, so could be of interest to any accommodation provider, visitor attraction, restaurant or pub operator.
Guest speaker, Jeff Sutheran, co-owner of St Cuthbert’s House B&B in Seahouses, and Gold winner at both the North East England Tourism Awards and National Awards for Excellence will talk about his experience, and the benefits of entering these awards.
If you have any queries please contact Anne Howes on 0191 440 5722.
We look forward to seeing you on 4th August


Don't forget that the closing date of the North East England Tourism Awards is 9th September. For more details go to


VisitBritain International Marketing Workshop @ Jurys Inn NewcastleGateshead Quays

This informative workshop focussing on international marketing will be presented by VisitBritain (the national tourism agency). The VisitBritain team will outline latest trends in inbound tourism and useful channels for reaching international visitors and their travel intermediaries. It will also look at how to deliver a world-class international welcome, with a special case study on China, which is fast becoming one of Britain’s most important source tourism markets.

This free event will be held in the Hyperion Suite at Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays – full details below:

Date: Thursday 04 August
Venue: Hyperion Suite, Jurys Inn NewcastleGateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AE
Time: 2.00 – 4.00pm

Parking is available in BALTIC Car Park or Mill Road Car Park. Please note, due to planned roadworks and restricted access on Mill Road, allow extra time for your journey.
Please contact Joy Sanders on 0191 440 5771 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 28 July to book your place.


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