Getting Social in the Middle East

Northern Secrets hosted two sisters from Kuwait whose travel videos are an internet sensation

Visiting as part of the VisitBritain #nothingnicer campaign which aims to attract more visitors to all parts of the country, Northern Secrets managing director Alex Jacobs organised and hosted a very special trip a round the North East and Yorkshire for the two young women from Kuwait.

The two sisters have their own YouTube channel ‘Alkhattaf Sisters’ where they post travel videos in which they aim to show places in their own special way.

Lulua Khattaf is a landscape photographer with over 241,000 followers on Instagram and with her sister, Hessa Khattaf, their videos have been viewed over 6.3m times on YouTube.

On arrival in Newcastle they said they were expecting to do and see something new and special – adding that they were particularly looking forward to seeing the English countryside for the first time. The diverse itinerary didn’t disappoint and included making bread at Blackfriars in Newcastle and chocolate in York, gliding in Yorkshire, canyoning in the Durham Dales, as well as experiencing the best dining and shopping that the regions have to offer.