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Illuminations Line-Up Announced

 ALAN CARR TO SHINE IN BLACKPOOL’S BIGGEST EVER ILLUMINATIONS SWITCH-ON WEEKEND visitBlackpool and BBC Radio 2 have today unveiled an amazing, star-studded celebrity weekend on 4th and 5th September to launch this year’s world famous Blackpool Illuminations, which will shine until 8 November. In a major new first for the resort, the ‘Big Switch-On Weekend’will […]

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Tourism Chief enjoys full Storey

Just four months after the opening of Lancaster’s new visitor centre, in the city’s historic Storey Institute, this 21st century visitor information service has received 100% score on a Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) mystery shopper ‘in-person’ visit. Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB), has supported the refurbishment of the centre with money from the […]

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UK’s First Weather Webcast

Blackpool launches UK’s first weather webcast  –  Weather survey prompts creation of Youtube weather channel When it comes to finding out what the UK weather will be like the next day, British adults are more likely to say they trust local (48%) rather than national news sources (33%) the most to give an accurate forecast. 58% […]

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Blackpool Hotel meets Hotel Inspector

On Monday 29 June, Lesley Lloyd, Chair of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB), joined specially invited guests to celebrate the official opening and the award of 5 Star accreditation to Blackpool’s newest, boutique B&B, Langtry’s. Over the last six months Langtry’s, formerly known as Sunnyside, has been through something of a transformation and re-emerged […]

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New Director of Tourism at NWDA

The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Brooks-Sykes as its new Director of Tourism. Nick will lead the NWDA’s work to position the Northwest as the best tourism destination in Britain, leading the strategic development of one of the region’s biggest growth sectors. He will guide the Agency’s […]

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Charity is Winner

 As Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board (LBTB) and 300 guests at the Tourism Awards 2009/10 celebrated the achievements of tourism businesses across the county, there was one additional winner who came away with a little more than they’d hoped for last week. Each year LBTB selects a charity to benefit from a raffle held during […]

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Tourism Awards – The Winners

The 2009/10 Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards was a celebration of innovation and creativity, with winners and finalists sharing the limelight with broadcaster, writer and Lancashire champion, the brilliant and entertaining Stuart Maconie. Further live entertainment was provided by star of TV and stage Craig Chalmers, who will be touring this August to the Grand […]

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visitLancashire.com Nominated for Web Award

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board are proud to have our consumer website visitlancashire.com nominated for TravelMole’s 6th Annual Web Awards The awards recognise travel industry providers whose websites break through the ordinary to impress their visitors. visitLancashire is nominated in the category Tourist Board alongside some very worthy competition such as golakes.co.uk, the visitbrighton blog, visitbritain.com and visitnortheastengland.com. […]

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Castle’s Record-breaking picnic

Nearly 1,000 participants took part in the world’s largest picnic in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle. The event, on Bank Holiday Monday, marked the opening of the new £3.5million Clitheroe Castle Museum after a two-year refurbishment. The picnic, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council in association with the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, was part […]

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Lancashire and Blackpool Blog

Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board has recently started a business to business blog. This blog is for all our tourism businesses and is aimed at creating a flow of information based around useful information. Follow the blog and you will get short, informal pieces based around marketing, social media, the internet, membership, hot topics, business development, […]

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Blackpool Photography Competition

BLACKPOOL – Take a Fresh Look visitBlackpool, the official tourism department for Blackpool, and Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board, have launched a photography competition titled Blackpool – take a fresh look. Blackpool is changing – a breathtaking new seafront, world class events, and spectacular lighting shows, while still being home to some of the UK’s […]

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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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