Press Releases

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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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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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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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 (www.stayinacastle.com; 01768 341937)  Sustainable tourism award of the year The Venus Company, Halwell, Totnes, Devon (www.venuscompany.co.uk; […]

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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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Awards Shortlist Announced

The sixth, annual, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, which will take place on Wednesday 10 June 2009 at Ribby Hall, will celebrate tourism businesses across the county and today (April 20) the tourist board announced the very best, shortlisted in each category – trailblazers who now find themselves deservedly in the spotlight.  The awards are […]

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Keys to the Castle

KEYS to the newly developed museum at the centre of the new Clitheroe Castle Heritage Scheme have been officially handed to Lancashire County Council in time for the public official opening next month.  Ribble Valley Borough Council’s new museum, which is housed in the historic buildings on the Clitheroe castle site, will be run by […]

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Awards Shortlist Announced

TRAILBLAZERS IN TOURISM AWARDS SHORTLIST The sixth, annual, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, which will take place on Wednesday 10 June 2009 at Ribby Hall, will celebrate tourism businesses across the county and today (April 20) the tourist board announced the very best, shortlisted in each category – trailblazers who now find themselves deservedly in […]

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Blackpool Tower Wins Poll Position

The London Eye, Cumbria’s Lake District and Blackpool Tower have topped a poll of the destinations and attractions that Brits would choose to promote in a survey conducted by Best of Britain & Ireland 2009. Over 1,000 people surveyed ranked these attractions as the places they would promote to the thousands of overseas visitors expected […]

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VisitEngland Appoints First Chief Executive

VisitEngland has appointed James Berresford as its first Chief Executive. James is currently Director of Tourism at Northwest Development Agency, responsible for the formulation, direction and oversight of the North West region’s policy on tourism. He is also a Director of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Limited and a Director of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts […]

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Ossy Mills Triumphs at UK Coach Awards 2009

 Over 80 companies and organisations across the whole spectrum of UK coach tourism were recognised and rewarded for their excellence and good practice at the  UK Coach Awards, which took place on Friday 27 March at London’s prestigious Tower Hotel. Oswaldtwistle Mills, known locally and affectionately as Ossy Mills, triumphed in the Most Coach Friendly […]

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