Partners & Clients

A Selection of our Clients

Our clients are highly diverse and every one of these has become a lasting relationship we are still privileged to be able to serve today and in future. From corporate through educational partnerships to specilaist group travel organisers, all create a diverse portfolio of valued clients. Here is just a short list of some of our past and present clients.


A Selection of our Partners & Affiliations

Our partners contribute to the work we do at Northern Secrets in various ways. Our partners help to make the experience our customers have even more special. We have forged lasting relationships with our partners and are proud to work with them on several different levels.


DFDS Seaways has provided passenger services for more than 140 years, with a fleet considered to be one of the largest in northern Europe. When you travel with DFDS Seaways, you will experience a genuine maritime atmosphere, in style, and with a truly international level of service.

Northern Secrets and DFDS Seaways have been working in a strong partnership for several years bringing many guests from Germany and the Netherlands into Newcastle and the wider North East region. Together we provide excellent customer service and experiences for group travellers, familiarisation trips and media visitors.

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At Northern Secrets we provide accommodation that is tailored to our clients' needs and wishes.

These may come in forms of large hotel groups, boutique individual hotels, quaint bed & breakfasts or something a little more out of the ordinary. However, our regular hotel partners include Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, Jurys Inn, Ramada and Best Western... Whatever it is our clients are looking for, we will be able to find the perfect accommodation to suit tastes and budget.

We inspect all our hotels in the regions we are passionate about to ensure our clients can completely rely on our proposals giving them peace of mind.

Blue Badge Guide Northern England

Alex is the founder and director of Northern Secrets Limited. However, Alex is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide for North East England, fluent in both English and German (bilingual) and passionate about the region you and your party are visiting.

Services range from complete tour planning for individuals, groups and corporate delegates, tour guiding / tour guide services within Northern England (North East England), illustrated talks before or during your visit to tour management services within Europe.

Awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Blue Badge is the highest guiding qualification in Britain. The training is detailed and comprehensive, the examinations rigorous and registration an achievement. The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides is the national membership association for professional guides throughout Britain.

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Albatross Europa is one of our main accommodation partners for our group tours to many parts of the UK.

Albatross have a vast portfolio of quality accommodation ranging from quaint b&bs to larger, group friendly hotels. It is vital for us to have a great working relationship with accommodation providers and the agencies behind these.

We inspect hotels at regular intervals to ensure our guests receive exactly what they have requested and we can offer the very best advice when they book with us.

Stanley Travel

Stanley Travel operate a fleet of private hire vehicles for all our travel needs within North East England. We work closely together and form a unique partnership. Stanley Travel offer small vehicles, mini coaches, larger vehicles as well as one of the largest wheelchair access fleets in the North East.

A good working relationship with our transport providers is key to our success and with local coach company Stanley Travel we have a business we can rely on and look into the future.


The Association of Group Travel Organisers (AGTO) is an independent organisation representing the interests of those who organise tours and trips for groups as well as those who provide services for group travel.

Every year Northern Secrets attends the AGTO showcase weekend and is mostly part of the sponsoring partners for the event. The AGTO is an important part of the group travel industry and a vital partner for our future success.


CTS Gruppen- und Studienreisen is one of the largest whoesale Group travel companies in Germany and one of many partners in the country.

CTS offers a whole host of tours and itineraries to Northern England for both adult and youth groups.

We work particularly closely with their youth travel division (Klassenfahrten) when arranging tours for German schools to Newcastle and the surrounding areas.


All of our holidays are fully financially protected for your peace of mind. Arranged by IPP Limited you are fully protected for initial deposits and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us.

We have now worked with International Passenger Protection for several years and they have been a great partner to our business.