The county’s main tourist board has given its backing to the WOW awards.
Northumberland Tourism is supporting the Northeast Press initiative, which stands for What’s On Where and aims to highlight the best businesses, events and more in the county.
Jude Leitch, general manager, said: “We’re delighted that Northeast Press is launching the WOW Northumberland awards this year and would encourage Northumberland businesses to enter.
“Northumberland Tourism works closely with tourism businesses so we know just how important they are -contributing over 11 per cent of the county’s employment. We see the hard work businesses put in to providing our tourists with top quality accommodation, things to do and food and drink and we’re looking forward to seeing some of these tourism stars recognised.”