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Blackpool Finalist for National Award

The Beach House, five star self catering apartments in Blackpool, owned by Darren and Estelle Livesey, has beaten strong competition to get through to the finals of the tourism equivalents of ‘The Oscars’; the annually held Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, organized by Visit Britain which will be held  in York on St.George’s Day, April […]

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Marque of Excellence for Multi-Faith Tourism

 On Sunday 08 February, during the evening service, Lesley Lloyd, Chair of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, presented the North West Faith Tourism Association’s Marque of Excellence to the Dean of Blackburn Cathedral, The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong. The Marque for Excellence is an award which is supported by Lord Lloyd Webber, VisitBritain, the Northwest […]

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David Bellamy praises Fylde park’s “Wildlife Wonderland

 Birds, bats and butterflies have helped the owner of a Fylde holiday park to wing his way to victory in a nationwide environmental competition organised by Professor David Bellamy. Sunset Park in Hambleton has scooped a top gold accolade in the David Bellamy Conservation Awards, designed to celebrate the UK’s chief providers of “green holidays”. […]

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

Lancashire’s Tourism Chief Goes On The Run For Hospitality Action On Thursday (December 18) Mike Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board handed over the financial baton of support to Paul Dermody and Richard Murcott from Hospitality Action, where a cheque was presented for three hundred pounds following Mike’s recent personal achievement, completing […]

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Lancashire scoops top awards at regional tourism ‘Oscars’

Lancashire scoops top awards at regional tourism ‘Oscars’ Three of our top tourism businesses were named the best in the Northwest at the fifth annual England’s Northwest Tourism Awards last night (Wednesday October 22). Organised by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the high-profile event was hosted by interior designer and television personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen […]

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Tourist board designer worth its salt

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board member, Lake Design based at Hale in Cheshire, has been making food and drink news by picking up two major creative Chips at the coveted Chip Shop Awards 08. (Oh and a little vinegar to go with them). Recognising pure design thinking, these national awards aim to highlight those creative […]

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First visit to the Midland Hotel for tourist board’s directors

THE directors of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board made their first visit to the Midland Hotel in Morecambe on Tuesday September 2 when they attended their regular, quarterly meeting. The directors hold their meetings at various venues across the county. Tourist board chair Lesley Lloyd and chief executive Mike Wilkinson were among the 18 directors and […]

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Lancashire’s first ever Picnic Month is launched

LANCASHIRE is to have its first ever Picnic Month during August as part of celebrations for Taste Lancashire 08 – the Year of Food and Drink, being co-ordinated by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board. Picnic Month was officially launched yesterday (Tuesday July 29) by the Tourist Board, Lancaster City Council and British Waterways with a […]

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Picnic sites photography competition launched

PHOTOGRAPHS of the county’s best picnic sites are wanted for a new competition organised by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board. For Taste Lancashire 08 – the Year of Food and Drink, the tourist board is designating the whole of August as Picnic Month and as part of the promotion it is looking for the public […]

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Lancashire hotpot is food most associated with the county

LANCASHIRE HOTPOT is the food most associated with Lancashire according to an online survey by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board for Lancashire’s food and drink year, Taste Lancashire 08. Over 500 people, drawn from across the UK, completed the survey which also showed that the Trough of Bowland was the place most favoured for a […]

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Winners announced in this year’s Tourism Awards

The 2008/09 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards `cooked up` a sprinkling of first time winners mixed with past winners during a ceremony where Lancashire’s food and drink year, Taste Lancashire 08, was duly marked.   A cooking demonstration from celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers and an acknowledgment of Northcote Manor chef Nigel Haworth’s appearance in […]

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The Hairy Bikers are riding in!

They are due to make a guest appearance at this year’s Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards, at Blackburn Rovers football club on Wednesday 18 June, and will be cooking a dish using local produce in front of 300 or so invited guests, as well as posing for photographs with our Award winners and the highly […]

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