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A697 update

Following some concerns about the forthcoming road closures on the A697, Northumberland County Council has issued an update on these planned highways improvements.

The Council is carefully taking into consideration the impact that these works will have on both local businesses and residents.

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Tourism Trends

A tough trading year to date is reflected in visitor numbers at attractions, although there are signs of growth in visitor spend at serviced accommodation. Mobile bookings up, the Staycation trend forecast to continue. Read our report on business and market trends affecting Northumberland.

Marketing fund success

VisitEngland’s bid for £19.8 million funding from the Regional Growth Fund for destination marketing has been successful. This is great news for Northumberland, as Northumberland Tourism is one of 14 partners who will directly benefit. As long as we can generate matching contributions from local businesses, we will have access to funding over 3 years to promote the county and build on our success to date. Exact amounts have yet to be confirmed.

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Three exclusive furnishing deals from Dickinsons

dickinsons-logoDickinsons Contract Division provides a FREE interior design service and supplies quality furniture, beds, flooring, carpets, curtains, blinds, paint and wallpaper – from the best brand names, ensuring complete durability & satisfaction.

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John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism

Visit to the North East, June 23


The Tourism Minister visited Northumberland and NewcastleGateshead on June 23rd, meeting businesses from across the North East. Overall it was a positive meeting where businesses were able to impress on the Minister the critical importance of tourism for our economy, the leading approach taken by many innovative businesses and organisations, and the strong partnerships in existence.

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10% off at Alnwick’s new Tile & Bathroom showroom

Receive a 10% Discount when you mention Northumberland Tourism at NTD, Alnwick’s new tile and bathroom showroom. NTD have 40 years experience and offer tile and sanitaryware packages, full technical support, budget packages, and free delivery within 25 miles.

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