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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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DiT leads on export advice at the first Taste Lancashire 2017

The Department for International Trade will be chairing a panel discussion and sharing tips and expertise on making the most of Lancashire’s export opportunities, at the county’s first ever Taste Lancashire 2017 food and drink conference, organised by Marketing Lancashire. Taste Lancashire 2017 will bring together food entrepreneurs, agricultural leaders, international trade experts and influencers from the hospitality industry […]

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Founder of Sawday’s confirmed for Taste Lancashire 2017

A feast of food, travel and tourism experts gather to discuss the future of Lancashire food Travel guru Alastair Sawday and Edwin Booth, CEO and Chairman of Booths, have been announced as the first speakers at the inaugural Taste Lancashire 2017 conference, led by Marketing Lancashire in partnership with the Department for International Trade. Alastair Sawday […]

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Jay Rayner is keynote speaker for Taste Lancashire 2017 Conference

Marketing Lancashire has announced plans 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 to challenge, inspire and celebrate Lancashire’s food economy with the county’s food & drink sector. Developed in partnership with the Department for […]

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Celebrating The Stars Of Lancashire Tourism

Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation, will be returning to The Blackpool Tower’s unique ballroom on Thursday 9 November for the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 with the University of Central Lancashire as Headline Sponsor; the event, now in its 12th year, is the only county-wide awards ceremony that recognises the achievements of Lancashire’s £3.8billion […]

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Augmented reality app is key to open Lancaster Castle

A new app, that brings to life the history and characters of one of the county’s most important historic attractions, has cast fresh light on Lancaster Castle and had a marked impact on the county’s official visitor information website visitlancashire.com with unique visits for April-May showing an increase of 26%, compared to the same time […]

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