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Exciting future for Northumberland Tourism

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Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Tourism announce a journey of discovery for tourism in Northumberland.

Recently Northumberland Tourism announced that Jude Leitch would be leaving the company after four years as Director. Since assuming the role of Director, Jude has worked with partners across the County’s tourism industry to encourage innovative development which saw the number of visitors to the county rise by nearly 8%, with the economic benefit from tourism rising 9% to over £924m at the last count.

Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Tourism are committed to promoting and growing the tourism economy in Northumberland. They will be taking this opportunity, in a time of change, to reflect upon the positive growth that has already been achieved and how the company can develop to a new level. This will be done via an independent review which will take place in the coming months; tourism businesses will be called on for support with the review which aims to gain a vital insight into the tourism economy and how it can be further developed.  

Collectively the teams at both Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Tourism will continue to focus their efforts on encouraging visitors to discover Northumberland. Part of this team collaboration will be through new and ongoing projects such as Tour of Britain, Produced in Northumberland and the British Travel Awards 2019. Teams will continue to promote the Discover Our Land campaign which showcases Northumberland as a great place to live, work, invest and visit; ultimately showcasing Northumberland as a world class tourism destination.

Regular updates will be sent out in due course via our Viewpoint newsletter to keep tourism businesses in Northumberland up to date on the ongoing development of tourism in Northumberland. All business are encouraged to sign up to these updates via our corporate website


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