Newcastle site offers booking

Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau has launched an online accommodation booking service for conferences. The system uses technology borrowed from credit card security protection. Delegates pay a small fee online to secure accommodation. The service can be found on www.visitnewcastle gateshead.com. “This service is unique because it allows delegates to book hotels via the website with live availability,” claimed CVB manager Ian Taylor. He added it is only phase one of the project and said by next year the site will have a one-stop shop service, with online delegate registration and the facility to plan a post-conference stay.

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