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Ribble Valley Food Trail wins national recognition!

 The Ribble Valley Food Trail has won a “Highly Commended” prize at the prestigious Countryside Alliance Awards finals in London. A team from Ribble Valley Borough Council accepted the commendation in the Enterprise category.  The Food Trail claimed the North West regional title in February, propelling it into the national final where it was up […]

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New Pendle Visitor Guide out now

The new Pendle Visitor Guide is out now. And one of the area’s top attractions helped to promote it at our top hotel.  Prestige Karting of Colne sent a fabulous hand built sports car to the Guide’s official launch at the Oaks Hotel and Leisure Club in Reedley. Last week the Worshipful the Mayor of […]

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Countdown for entries to tourism awards

It’s that time again – time for the region’s tourism businesses to put themselves forward for the annual Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB) Tourism awards.  With 13 categories from Small Hotel of the Year Award to Sustainable Tourism Award, participants find the benefits include increased profile, staff motivation and even new business. Entry to […]

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Membership – PRICE FREEZE

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB) has announced that it will be freezing membership fees for 2009/10, to help and support businesses during the current economic downturn. Established in April 2004 LBTB has seen its membership grow to almost 300 businesses from accommodation providers and attractions, galleries to castles, parks to stately homes, with LBTB […]

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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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