Tourism and Events Management students attended a presentation from NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), who market Newcastle and Gateshead on a national and international stage; its mission is to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn and work in the area.
Ian Thomas from NGI described the role of the initiative, their recent projects, regional tourism policy and the role of NGI development. He also offered the students the possibility of work experience at the Visitors Centre and Passenger Visitor Survey.
The students enjoyed the talk and learned a great deal from the information they were given, this included provisions made for regional tourism and how closely tourism and events work together.
A close link has been developed with NGI. New College Durham will be joining the NGI partnership scheme, which opens up more opportunities for work placements and collaboration.
The tourism and events industry has a lot to offer graduates both in the UK and abroad.