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UK’s Most Popular Seaside Resort – Blackpool

Blackpool is the most popular seaside resort in the UK according to the world’s largest travel website TripAdvisor. The resort attracts in excess of 13 million visitors annually and is officially the favourite UK seaside destination in the 2013 Travellers’Choice Destination Awards. Natalie Wyatt, Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, said: “This is great news for […]

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Winners Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013

The Olympic Games Makers have won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.  The coveted accolade was one of 17 presented at a glittering ceremony hosted by the national tourist board at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, in Manchester, on 20 May. These prestigious awards, currently in […]

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Winners VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013

 The Olympic Games Makers have won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.  The coveted accolade was one of 17 presented at a glittering ceremony hosted by the national tourist board at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, in Manchester, on 20 May. These prestigious awards, currently in […]

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Lancashire on Food Map

Marketing Lancashire’s Food Tourism Connect* project, aimed at raising the profile of the county’s rural producers, may have come to an end in March this year, but it’s legacy and impact continues to benefit local producers and the visitor experience of Lancashire’s food and drink attractions. During the life of the project a new food […]

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Sandcastle Superstars Welcome All

Lancashire’s 2012/13 tourism award winners who made it through to the VisitEngland Excellence Awards have only a few more days to wait before they find out whether they have won a prestigious national award.  The winners will be announced at an event to be held at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester on Monday […]

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Ribby Hall Village and Spa Hotel Celebrate

THE SPA HOTEL AT RIBBY HALL VILLAGE ACHIEVES 4* AA STATUS AND THE BRASSERIE AT THE SPA HOTEL RECEIVES TWO AA ROSETTES The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village has received a superior four star accreditation from the AA while the Brasserie at The Spa Hotel received two AA Rosettes.  The AA recognises around 4000 […]

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Ribby Hall Village & Spa Hotel Celebrate

The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village has received a superior four star accreditation from the AA while the Brasserie at The Spa Hotel received two AA Rosettes.  The AA recognises around 4000 hotels across Britain and Ireland and the merit score provides consumers with a means of comparing hotels within the same star rating.   […]

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Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Great Adventure’

£4m domestic marketing campaign aims to boost tourism in the UK in 2013 Today, together with Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, we launched ‘Great Adventure’ – the pan-UK marketing campaign starring Wallace & Gromit, designed to inspire Britons to take a holiday at home this year. The […]

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£2 MILLION PUTS LEEDS & LIVERPOOL CANAL AT CENTRE OF CREATIVE PENNINE LANCASHIRE CORRIDOR

£2 MILLION PUTS LEEDS & LIVERPOOL CANAL AT CENTRE OF CREATIVE PENNINE LANCASHIRE CORRIDOR The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is set to be the centrepiece of a creative corridor for the arts after its guardian, the Canal & River Trust, was awarded £2 million of funding from Arts Council England’s Creative people and places programme.  […]

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Countdown to Fantastic Food Show – Chef line up

It is a food lover’s heaven and with less than three weeks to go regional food enthusiasts can enjoy an amazing day out with family and friends at the Fantastic Food Show, Sunday 19 May 2013, (10am – 5pm) at Ewood Park, Blackburn. There is plenty to do and see; from iconic artisan producers; chef […]

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Blackpool Illuminations in Ultimate Bucket List

To mark St George’s Day, VisitEngland is unveiling the ultimate bucket list of English experiences and can reveal which parts of the North West made the cut. The area stars in four out of the six categories that make up VisitEngland’s list of “101 things to do before you go abroad”.   Over 1,000 nominations […]

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Lancashire’s Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year

Northcote, Lancashire has been named “Hotel of the Year 2013” by Pride of Britain Hotels at the Annual General Meeting held at The Goring, London on 15 April 2013. Commenting on the award Craig Bancroft, Managing Director, “We are absolutely over joyed with this accolade, particular as we are judged by mystery guests and customer […]

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