Tourism Awards – The Winners

The 2009/10 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards was a celebration of innovation and creativity, with winners and finalists sharing the limelight with broadcaster, writer and Lancashire champion, the brilliant and entertaining Stuart Maconie. Further live entertainment was provided by star of TV and stage Craig Chalmers, who will be touring this August to the Grand […]

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Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board are proud to have our consumer website nominated for TravelMole’s 6th Annual Web Awards The awards recognise travel industry providers whose websites break through the ordinary to impress their visitors. visitLancashire is nominated in the category Tourist Board alongside some very worthy competition such as, the visitbrighton blog, and […]

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Castle’s Record-breaking picnic

Nearly 1,000 participants took part in the world’s largest picnic in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle. The event, on Bank Holiday Monday, marked the opening of the new £3.5million Clitheroe Castle Museum after a two-year refurbishment. The picnic, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council in association with the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, was part […]

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Lancashire and Blackpool Blog

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board has recently started a business to business blog. This blog is for all our tourism businesses and is aimed at creating a flow of information based around useful information. Follow the blog and you will get short, informal pieces based around marketing, social media, the internet, membership, hot topics, business development, […]

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Blackpool Photography Competition

BLACKPOOL – Take a Fresh Look visitBlackpool, the official tourism department for Blackpool, and Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, have launched a photography competition titled Blackpool – take a fresh look. Blackpool is changing – a breathtaking new seafront, world class events, and spectacular lighting shows, while still being home to some of the UK’s […]

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Public Space Award – Nominations request

Local authorities across the region are being invited to enter nominations for the Public Space category of this year’s England’s Northwest Tourism Awards. The prestigious awards, organised by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, have come to represent the very best of the region’s tourism industry. The Public Space Award, supported by Northwest architecture centre Places […]

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Guest Presenter for Tourism Awards

UK’s Best Selling Travel Writer to Present Awards Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB) today announced that award-winning broadcaster and the UK’s best selling travel writer, Stuart Maconie, will present the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, taking place on Wednesday 10 June 2009 at Ribby Hall. The awards are supported by the Northwest Regional Development […]

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Police lead Welcome To Blackpool

Police take up Blackpool’s tourism beat! Lancashire Police officers are joining the tourism frontline as the whole town comes together to provide better service to visitors and boost the local economy. Workers in customer-facing jobs across the entire seaside destination are taking up the unique Welcome to Blackpool training course, delivered by Lancashire and Blackpool […]

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May is Picnic Month

Organisers of Lancashire’s Picnic Month at Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB), are hoping the good weather will continue throughout the month of May as the beautiful countryside, high profile events and attractions entice visitors and Lancastrians into the great outdoors. Just pack a basket full of Lancashire produce and set off to discover the […]

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Enjoy England Awards For Excellence

The Great English Pub Wins Tourism Award Enjoy England Awards For Excellence Celebrated On St George’s Day The great English ‘pub’ has scooped the award for ‘outstanding contribution to tourism’ at this year’s Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, organised by VisitEngland and sponsored by The Caravan Club. Actor Neil Morrissey, proprietor of the restored Ye […]

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Enjoy England Awards For Excellence – Winners

The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence were held in The National Railway Museum in York, on 23 April as a celebration of St George’s Day . Winners 2009 : Bed and breakfast of the year Augill Castle, South Stainmore near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria (; 01768 341937)  Sustainable tourism award of the year The Venus Company, Halwell, Totnes, Devon (; […]

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Launch of Blackpool Breakfast Experience

Taking the old adage ‘Breakfast like a King’  to heart, visitors to Blackpool can now enjoy a delicious Blackpool Breakfast, safe in the knowledge that their food has clocked up fewer miles on its journey to their plate and is much fresher for it. Just before Blackpool’s bumper Easter weekend, with some attractions reporting 20% […]

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