A NORTH-EAST travel firm is vying for a national title after being nominated as one of the top independent travel agents in the North-East and Yorkshire.

Tate's Travel Worldwide, of Sunderland, has been nominated for the Agent Achievement Award, in recognition of the company's professionalism, achievement and innovation. The agency is one of many chasing the regional title at an awards ceremony to take place at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, in London, on Monday.