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Discover Deals hit 10,000 downloads

23rd August 2012

Categories: Latest News

Only six months after being launched more than 10,000 people have taken advantage of hundreds of downloadable discounts, thanks to NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s Discover Deals.

The online voucher scheme was introduced by destination management and marketing organisation, NewcastleGateshead Initiative to replace the popular Discover Pass, which was previously available to buy for £10.

With more than 100 FREE to download discounts at attractions, bars, restaurants, attractions and hotels, the offers are now available via your smart phone or home computer.

And with *Newcastle recently named the fifth best value city in the UK for a Bank Holiday city break, this weekend is the perfect time to check out the latest savings on offer with Discover Deals.

Sarah Stewart, chief executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative said: “As more people search online for value for money offers, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for visitors and residents to get their hands on the latest deal in NewcastleGateshead. The deals also benefit our many tourism businesses by driving extra customers through their door.

“The online approach has also allowed us to work with our partners at VisitEngland to profile NewcastleGateshead as part of their Holidays at Home campaign, making the deals searchable via the national Great 2012 Offers website.

“The high number of downloads in the first six months of Discover Deals, demonstrates not only the quality of the discounts available, but also the breadth of exciting things to do and see in NewcastleGateshead.

“This Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to visit or rediscover the destination, and make some great savings along the way.”

Since Discover Deals launched in April a total of 10,596 vouchers have been downloaded from www.newcastlegateshead.com/discoverdeals

The top deal is £25 worth of ride tickets for just £15 at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields, with almost 1,300 people accessing the deal.

Emma Arkley, of Ocean Beach Pleasure Park said: “The Discover Deals vouchers have been really successful for us and we have seen a significant number of people using the discount.

“By putting a link to the deal on our website as well, we have made it even easier for people to take advantage of this saving. It also gives people the chance to see what other fantastic offers are available through Discover Deals.” 

Other top deals include:
• £2 off standard admission at Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth
• £20.12 Family Ticket at Life Science Centre, Newcastle
• 50% off all drinks and 50% off all food at Tiger Tiger, Newcastle
• Buy one get one free on entry to Washington Wetland Centre

Here’s some other ideas on how you can save with Discover Deals this Bank Holiday Weekend:

Make a weekend of it and stay in the Ramada Encore NewcastleGateshead and receive 20.12% off their best available rate.

Spend the day exploring NewcastleGateshead’s attractions and save money along the way.
Jump on the City Sightseeing open-top tour bus, where Children Go Free.

Hop off at Seven Stories – the Centre for Children’s Books and discover the world of children’s books with a fantastic three for two offer on admission.

Or take a trip down the River Tyne without having to splash out with 10% off scheduled cruises with River Escapes.

For more information or to download a Discover Deal visit www.newcastlegateshead.com/discoverdeals

ENDS
For media enquiries contact:
Hayley Quarmby
Media and PR Manager
T: 0191 440 5749
E: hayley.quarmby@ngi.org.uk

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