• Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

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North East Travel Company Scoops Prestigious National Award

Group Travel Awards 2016 - Alex Jacobs of Northern Secrets presented with trophyThe managing director of Newcastle-based travel business Northern Secrets received a prestigious accolade at the recent 2016 Group Travel Awards.

Alex Jacobs was the recipient of an award recognising “The Development of Incoming Group Visitors to the UK”, for the work that Alex and his company Northern Secrets undertakes in promoting the UK overseas and bringing over 7000 people to the region every year.

Peter Stonham, Managing Editor, GTO Magazine, said: “Alex is a very deserving candidate for this award, having worked really hard, and very enthusiastically, to unlock more opportunities for overseas groups to enjoy visits to Britain. He has in particular harnessed his knowledge and passion for the North East, using his connections and understanding of the German market to be a fantastic ambassador for the area!”

Northern Secrets has been operating since 2008 and provides personalised and bespoke quality tours around northern Britain including Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire and North East England.

The 20th UK Group Travel Awards took place on Friday 3rd June, at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London where almost 400 travel trade professionals attended the glittering gala presentation evening hosted by Christopher Biggins. The Group Travel Awards are decided by the readers of GTO magazine and have earned a reputation as the most distinguished and respected event serving the group travel market.

Alex Jacobs, managing director said: “I am delighted to have received this award and gained national recognition for what our company offers. Northern England has so much to offer and as a company, we are committed to providing inspiring, tailor-made itineraries that help the visitor experience a place, not just go to a location.

“We have seen demand and interest in this region increase as we are based in North East England we are ideally placed and have the knowledge and expertise to provide an unforgettable experience.”

Alex Jacobs is a qualified Blue Badge Guide and has been bringing trips and tours to North East England from Europe since 2008. Alex is bi-lingual and has lived and worked in both Germany and the UK but it is his passion for this region, North East England that drives his business.

Established in 2008 Northern Secrets is a small tour company based in Newcastle that specialises in trips and tours to Northern Britain. Bringing over 7000 people to the region every year it provides quality bespoke group holidays. It aims to not only bring people to the region but to let them really experience the north east. For more information: www.northernsecrets.co.uk

 

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