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Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

VisitBritain’s flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB is to be held in NewcastleGateshead in 2018.

The event sees hundreds of international buyers meet travel trade suppliers from across the UK.

Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said: “From its modern arts scene, buzzing quayside and lively cafes to its striking architecture and first-class conference facilities, NewcastleGateshead is a fantastic destination and a great base for our international buyers to start their tours across Britain.

“As the city will also be hosting the Great Exhibition of the North 2018 it will certainly be the moment to drive visits and international growth from tourism to the regions.”

This year’s ExploreGB was held last week in Brighton and saw more than 400 international buyers from 40 countries do business with 430 travel industry suppliers from across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Previous destinations to host ExploreGB include Liverpool in 2015 and Ascot in 2014.

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