Press Releases

Marketing Lancashire welcomes ‘mini budget’ from Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire comments on today’s (8/7/2020)  mini-budget from Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. “We very much welcome the announcements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today, particularly related to the VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sector and the ‘Eat out to help out’ initiative. The former […]

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£10m to kickstart tourism businesses a welcome start

Responding to the announcement from Government about a new £10million package to help kickstart tourism, Rachel McQueen, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “We very much welcome the news of sector specific grant support for tourism businesses in England, it is exactly the type of initiative that we have been calling for. We are awaiting […]

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Destination Management Organisations call for government package of support to help the tourism industry survive the winter

Destination Management Organisations from across the country have joined together to back a campaign encouraging government to ensure the tourism sector is supported through Winter 2020. Last month a petition was launched by Tim Farron MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale alongside Cumbria Tourism, the county’s destination management organisation, asking visitors, businesses and partners to show […]

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Marketing Lancashire launch major new campaign highlighting the county

Life may never be the same again, but as we ease back towards some form of normality organisations from across Lancashire have come together for a major new campaign highlighting the county. #RedefiningLancashire aims to build confidence and trust in the county’s many and varied businesses, and in turn help to boost the local economy. […]

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Lancashire’s open spaces, outdoor activities, restaurants and pubs are most likely destinations for post lockdown visitors

Source: Marketing Lancashire

Marketing Lancashire’s Visitor Survey offers insight into consumer confidence and travel plans. As Lancashire begins to ease out of the Covid-19 lockdown Marketing Lancashire, the destination management organisation (DMO) for the county, has issued the results of a visitor survey issued in May to the Visit Lancashire database, tourism partners and followers of the DMO’s […]

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Marketing Lancashire joins lobby of airport quarantine plans

With only a week to go before the introduction of 14-day quarantine measures, tourism leaders from the north of England have written to the UK Government to ask for a more targeted, risk-based approach to the screening of passengers arriving in the country and for restrictions to be lifted at the earliest opportunity. Tourism boards […]

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Round table experts brought together to help Lancashire tourism look towards re-opening

On Tuesday 26 May 2020, as part for English Tourism Week 25-31 May, Marketing Lancashire hosted a visitor economy virtual round table, to discuss and answer some of the questions posed by colleagues in tourism businesses across Lancashire, as the industry slowly begins to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown. The panel was hosted by Rachel […]

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See You Soon, Safely – sending love from Lancashire

Lancashire tourism and hospitality businesses, hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, are eager to welcome visitors back to the county as soon as it is safe to do so. In collaboration with them, Marketing Lancashire has launched a campaign to amplify their welcome, with the clear message – See You Soon, Safely. Over 61 thousand […]

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COVID-19 Partner Update

Dear Partners, These are certainly very worrying and difficult times for us all and the staff at Marketing Lancashire, taking government advice in the hope of lessening the impact on our NHS, are now working remotely from their homes. Our aim is to continue supporting and working in the interest of our partners and colleagues across […]

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Lancashire champions #VOTENIGEL for National Tourism Superstar Award

Lancashire’s own Tourism Superstar Nigel Seddon, Managing Director of the Elgin Hotel in Blackpool, won his Lancashire ‘crown’ at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in November 2019 and is now one of ten finalists in the running for the title of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020. The winner of this national award will be decided by public […]

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MIPIM postponed until June – Lancashire delegation statement

Statement from  Marketing Lancashire regarding postponement of MIPIM Following consultation with the World Health Organisation, the French Government and professional colleagues regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, Reed Midem, organiser of MIPIM Cannes, has taken the decision to postpone the event until 2-5 June 2020. Marketing Lancashire, leading on the organisation of the […]

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2019 – a year of promoting Lancashire

  In a nod to the season and the new year ahead ….here’s a look back at our year at Marketing Lancashire.  Thank you for your support and help – we look forward to working with you to raise the profile of this fantastic county in 2020.   12 months of making This is a […]

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