NewcastleGateshead rail deal on track to boost conferencing

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has teamed up with East Coat
Main Line trains to provide a 20 per cent
discount on rail travel to and from a conference being held in the ‘twin
cities’.

Tickets can be booked three months prior to the
conference date and would be valid for travel both before and after the
conference, providing flexibility for delegates keen to add to their business
trip by lengthening their stay.

Head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead
Convention Bureau, Jessica
Roberts, says: “This provides a real value-for-money boost for delegates and
demonstrates how NewcastleGateshead works together proactively with partners and
members to add value for conference organisers.”

“The journey for delegates from London is less than
three hours,” Roberts notes, “and Edinburgh and Leeds are just 1 ½ hours away,
but now it’s even better value, too.”

Business development manager at East Coast, Dawn Reay,
says: “In the present economic climate a saving like this is a really attractive
option.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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