The Newcastles Passport scheme has launched, promoting tourism and friendship between Newcastles around the world.
Each Newcastle taking part has carefully selected a series of special offers just for visitors from other Newcastles. These could be a customised programme if the visitor has any special interests – places to visit or people to meet, or special discounts from local businesses.
Visitors sign up for a free ‘Passport’ through the website, then get in touch with the Newcastle they wish to visit. Each Newcastle is committed to offering a personalised touch, with a warm and friendly welcome to anyone living or from an affiliated Newcastle.
Exclusive offers include:
- Invite to a tea-making ceremony in Shinshiro, Japan
- Meet the Mayor of Neuburg, Germany
- Free chocolate gifts from Neuchâtel, Switzerland
- Guided Amish tours of New Castle, Pennsylvania
- Dine with a host family in Shinshiro, Japan
The scheme is ran by Newcastles of the World, the body which brings together over 100 Newcastles from around the globe to promote friendship, tourism and collaboration between areas and will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a conference in Shinshiro City, Japan.
Zélie Guérin, Director of International Newcastle which is secretariat for the project said of the scheme:
“We’re delighted to launch the Newcastles Passport, which will help visitors experience the tremendous welcome and different cultures of the Newcastles across the world. It’s a great opportunity, which we invite you to join us in.”
David Faulkner, Co-ordinator of Newcastles of the World, said:
“This important step will promote tourism between our Newcastles and builds on the work already done in the fields of culture and education. It’s a friendship alliance between people and groups in communities that share the name “Newcastle” whatever their language, with real tangible benefits available through working together.”
To find out more about the Newcastle Passport visit: www.newcastlesoftheworld.com/projects/passport
Here’s our latest newsletter, packed with news, features and photos of “Newcastles” from around the world. Enjoy – and let us know your news for the next one.
Here’s our latest newsletter, with news and features from Newcastles across the globe. Enjoy! And please share the link
Here’s our latest newsletter – 15 pages full of news and features about different “Newcastles” around the world, including photos from our recent conference in Canada.
Please do share the link/PDF!
A big thank you to our friends in the lovely town of Newcastle, Ontario, Canada for hosting our conference in September – it was the best yet, very well-attended, with great discussion and ideas, and a lot of fun making new friends and enjoying new experiences.
Here’s the report of the conference:
And here’s our group photo and below it the story of the conference as told in the local newspaper The Orono Times and other records of the event.
Here’s to the next time – in Shinshiro, October 2018 !
Here is our latest newsletter – please enjoy!
Please enjoy our latest newsletter, full of news and features about many of our Newcastles around the world.
We hope you’ll think about joining us at our conference in Newcastle, Ontario from 19 – 23 September. You would be made very welcome!
There’s more information on this flyer, and registration details are below