Category: Industry news
Are you an accommodation owner or set to open a B&B, guest house or small hotel. Colin Corlett, marketing manager at booking accommodation website Northumbrian Byways, shares his expertise and gives guidance on how to start and where to begin. In his first article he looks at occupancy rates and pricing.
Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site Joint Annual Forum Oct. 18
A Joint Annual Forum of the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site on Oct. 18 will allow attendees to review past work and future challenges for the AONB Partnership and learn about Grey Seals at the Farne Islands, among other things.
Pam Warhust, the Chair of Forestry Commission has given her backing and praise to the Kielder dark sky bid and Kielder’s soaring ambitions after visiting Kielder Observatory to support a bid to create Europe’s largest area of protected night sky in Northumberland.
Birdwatching Northumberland at British Birdwatching Fair, secures Northumberland’s place as key birdwatching destination
If you are a keen birdwatcher you will be glad to hear that Northumberland is further establishing itself as a premier birdwatching destination in the UK as it attends the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland, Leicestershire, this weekend.
Northumberland National Park Authority presents its report on Green Transport following Green Transport Week 2012 which took place at the end of June. Highlights include growth in the use of the Hadrian’s Wall Bus Service, a reduced carbon footprint, and an increased commitment to use of electric vehicles.
Northumberland tourism businesses to meet planners about public transport in support of Green Transport Week 2012
Tourism businesses and communities of West Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Hadrian’s Wall corridor will soon be able to meet public transport planners and providers face-to-face to learn more about getting around the area using rail, bus and cycle routes. The drop-in surgery will be held in The Teasdale Room of The National Park [...]
Mary Coyle MBE is the new Chair of Northumberland Tourism’s Interim Board. She is a trustee of the Newcastle University staff pension plan, and a member of the International Advisory Board for Newcastle University Business School. She brings a wealth of industry and community experience to the organisation.
A woman with a strong and varied background in business is set to fly the flag for food and drink in the North East of England. Jane Hogan is set to increase the profile of food and drink producers, sellers and hospitality businesses across the North East of England. She has been appointed as the new Business Development Manager at Taste North East and her role is to find new markets for and to support any food or drink-based businesses in the North East to reach their full potential – from those who grow and make to those that sell, prepare or serve food and drink.
More than 150 delegates from 15 countries will arrive on Tyneside next week to attend an international conference on how to promote economic growth.
The experts will discuss the findings of the latest report by the OECD on how regions – large and small, deprived and prosperous – can create growth at a time when the UK and much of Europe is struggling with debts and austerity.
In the United Kingdom, citizens are expected to pay taxes. As part of this a government office known as HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC was established to insure that proper taxes were collected. As a result the HM Revenue and Customs was granted a wide range of powers of investigation. Whenever this agency is looking [...]
Tourism businesses in Northumberland are asked to embrace new ways of supporting one another and the visitor economy. Manda Brookman, director of the Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Network (CoaST), delivered the message at a two-day sustainable tourism conference in Berwick recently.
This Is Northumberland will keep its ad costs at 2011 prices in 2012. The decision to maintain rates at last year’s prices on the new rate card reflects an awareness of difficult trading conditions for many businesses in the North East and Scottish Borders.
Tourism businesses are invited to attend the next Coast and Country even. It is set for Feb. 23 and is entitled a Coastal Odyssey. Set for February 23, it is entitled A Coastal Odyssey. The event will include a tour of a National Trust reserve with the warden and a visit to The Ship Inn at Low Newton for lunch. Later there will be a talk about the micro brewery at the Inn developed by Christine Forsyth.