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#LancashireDay reaches ‘grand’ 74 million

The county shone brilliantly around the world and celebrated proudly on Lancashire Day 2017, with figures released by Marketing Lancashire, the organisation charged with promoting the county on a national and international stage, showing a reach of 74 million for #LancashireDay*, beating last year’s record of 60 million. Marketing Lancashire led with a campaign, which […]

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Quartet of Lancashire’s rising star chefs celebrate Lancashire Day

The four chefs, all raised in Lancashire, created an eight-course menu inspired by the produce, history and provenance of Lancashire. Courses featured great Lancashire ingredients like black pudding, Morecambe Bay cockles, grouse, Goosnargh duck and ended with Lancashire Eccles cakes with Truffle & Black currant. Chef Oli Martin from Hipping Hall said, “Lancashire’s really got […]

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It’s Grand to be in Lancashire #LancashireDay

We know it’s grand to be in Lancashire and over the next few weeks and on Lancashire Day itself, Monday 27 November, we’d like your help to spread the word by sharing what’s ‘grand’ about Lancashire history, culture and people, with the rest of the world. Whether you have a favourite ‘grand day out’, ‘grand […]

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The County’s Tourism Industry ‘Best in Class’ Revealed

The winners of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 were announced at a glittering event held last evening in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom; with Headline Sponsor University of Central Lancashire and Host Sponsor VisitBlackpool leading the way, in support of the only county-wide celebration of Lancashire tourism. The annual awards, organised by Marketing Lancashire, was attended by over 500 guests who […]

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Quartet of Lancashire Chefs celebrate Lancashire Day

Four of Lancashire’s top ranked and award winning chefs are gathering together to create Lancashire Feast to celebrate Lancashire Day at Hipping Hall on Monday the 27th of November—Lancashire Day. The 4 chefs were all raised in Lancashire and will be creating an 8 course menu inspired by the produce, history and provenance of Lancashire. “Lancashire’s […]

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Lancaster part of £1m innovative project aimed at US visitors

England’s Historic Cities consortium including Lancaster has secured a £1m investment from the Discover England Fund for an innovative new project to encourage more US visitors to explore regional England. The Collection brings history to life through story-telling enhanced by augmented reality and will feature itineraries that link the cities by rail, making it easy […]

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Vote NOW for Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2017

Marketing Lancashire is delighted to announce the three finalists, now going to public vote for the title of Lancashire Tourism Superstar 2017 – the only award in the Lancashire Tourism Awards to be nominated and decided by the public. This special award aims to highlight the contribution of outstanding individuals who have made a real impact on […]

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Lancashire Tourism sector hits 67 million visitors

with more jobs, more visitors and increased spend revealed in latest figures  Today, Friday 6 October, Marketing Lancashire revealed the latest annual tourism figures have risen +4.5% to 67 million, jobs in the sector have increased by +2.6% to over 59,000 and the economic impact of the visitor economy has risen +5.3% to £4.13 billion.   Lancashire continues to excel as a destination […]

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Tourism and hospitality businesses address skills gaps

On Monday (2nd October) Marketing Lancashire in partnership with the Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub hosted the Lancashire Tourism & Hospitality Skills & Employment Forum with over 50 industry colleagues in attendance at Brockholes Conference Centre. Lancashire’s Visitor Economy Strategy, adopted by Marketing Lancashire and sector partners, aims to help tourism businesses grow and to […]

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Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 – The Finalists

The county’s tourism industry ‘best in class’ revealed Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, today (Thursday 28 September) revealed the finalists of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017. The event, now in its 14th year is the only pan-Lancashire tourism-focused awards ceremony, taking place this year on Thursday 9 November in the magnificent, world famous, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, with Headline Sponsor […]

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Taste Lancashire 2017 is resounding success

Sold out event was bursting with business inspiration and Lancashire pride Taste Lancashire 2017, the county’s first food and drink conference organised by Marketing Lancashire brought together food entrepreneurs, retail bosses, agricultural leaders, international trade experts and influencers from the hospitality industry and was a resounding success with the capacity audience at Holmes Mill, in […]

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Taste Lancashire 2017 Conference Sold Out

Michelin-starred chef, food entrepreneurs, national tourism experts and leading travel blogger complete line-up for sold out Taste Lancashire 2017 Conference Marketing Lancashire today revealed further speakers for the county’s first ever Taste Lancashire food and drink conference. Taste Lancashire 2017 will bring together food entrepreneurs, retail bosses, agricultural leaders, international trade experts and influencers from the hospitality industry […]

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