A big part of the economic regeneration of the Tees Valley area is focussed on leisure and tourism. Improving access to the area was a big part of that but with Teesside Airport now on a high (see what I did there?) and improvements to rail and even road access in the imminent future, those issues are in hand. We have amazing natural resources and they already attract a large number of visitors each year but what more could be done, not just for tourists but also for us residents? This week we look at improvements to leisure that are proposed and even in progress for the area and showcase some of the amazing hotels we already have.