Partner newsletter archive

Marketing/Visit Lancashire partner newsletters and updates.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact Catherine on catherine@marketinglancashire.com.


June 2021

Covid-19 Impact & Business Performance Survey – tourism businesses are asked to take a short survey.


May 2021

May Partners’ newsletter (28.05.21) including Rediscover Lancashire campaign, English Tourism Week and Business Performance Survey.

Visit Lancashire newsletter – Escape the Everyday this Summer – first campaign newsletter to consumer mailing list.

Visit Lancashire Partners are invited to be part of the Rediscover Lancashire Escape the Everyday campaign (19.05.21)next week the new campaign will launch, supported by funding secured from VisitEngland Destination Management Organisations’ Recovery Marketing Fund, which supports recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (15.05.21) – the heritage locations guidance has been updated for Step 3 of the roadmap (from 17 May)

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (12.05.21)  – the hotels and other guest accommodation guidance has been updated to include measures that will apply from Step 3 from 17 May in England. 

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (11.05.21)– The Prime Minister confirmed England will move to Step 3 on 17 May including limited indoor social mixing; reopening of indoor hospitality and entertainment venues and 30 guests permitted at weddings.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updates guidance (06.05.21)– update to restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidance.  Updated information for Step 3 (no earlier than 17 May) including entertainment indoors and outside venues.


April 2021

April Partners’ newsletter (29.04.21) – including the Pink Book of legislation, food standards, al fresco dining and the annual attractions survey.

Have your say in the future of regional tourism structures – the Government has announced an independent review of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), formerly known as tourist boards.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updates guidance (09.04.21)the visitor economy, hotels and other guest accommodation and restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidance has been updated with more detail on step 2. Other updates to note also include events guidance for local authorities and additional information on NHS Test and Trace for hospitality venues and other settings.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following confirmation of continuation of Govt. roadmap (06.04.21)– some Covid restrictions will be eased from Monday 12 April, including opening of self-contained accommodation, outdoor hospitality venues and outdoor attractions such as zoos and theme parks.  None essential retail will open and weddings can take place with up to 15 guests.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (01.04.21) – including further guidance for the visitor economy and hospitality sector along with clarification shared by DCMS in response to a number of questions that have been raised by the sector.


March 2021

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (24.03.21) – including clarity on guidance on the reopening of accommodation.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (23.03.21) – update on new guidance for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors to check their eligibility for Restart Grants.

Invitation to March Partners’ Meeting – virtual meeting will take place on Wednesday 24 March at 10am.  The meeting will include a guest speaker – Jenny Heyes from Napthens Solicitors – who will present and answer questions on specific HR considerations related to the impacts of Covid-19.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (11.03.21) – including on Covid grants and outdoor dining/events.

March Partners’ Newsletter (10.03.21) – including workshop opportunities, feature on supplier partners and details on next partners’ meeting.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ update following budget announcement (04.03.21)summary of highlights for the tourism and hospitality industry including extension of the job retention scheme, restart grants, extension of VAT reduction and business rate relief.


February 2021

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partner’s update following government announcement (26.02.21) – further summary and clarification of the 22.02.21 announcement

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partner’s update following government announcement (22.02.21) – a summary of the announcement 

February partner update (17.02.21)


January 2021

Invite – Virtual Partners’ Meeting – Tuesday 19 January (08.01.21)

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s Covid-19 Updated Guidance (05.01.21)guidance for retail, hospitality and leisure sectors as January 2021 lockdown begins.


December 2020

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s Covid-19 Updated Guidance (30.12.20)– information on tighter restrictions as Lancashire is placed in Tier 4 Alert Level.

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s Covid-19 Updated Guidance (24.12.20) – including details of  Tier 4 restrictions in place in some parts of England.  Lancashire remains in Tier 3.

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s Covid-19 Updated Guidance (21.12.20) – guidance for Lancashire accommodation providers opening over the Christmas period.

Message from Marketing Lancashire, CEO (18.12.20) – a Christmas message from Rachel McQueen including a thank you and review of 2020 activity.

Covid-19: Updated Guidance (17.12.20) – including confirmation of Lancashire remaining in Tier 3 and guidance for over the Christmas period.

Marketing Lancashire December partner’s newsletter (14.12.20) – updates include Lancashire 2025 City of Culture, business barometer, Eden Project North, tourism VAT campaign, disability awareness and online market opportunity.

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s update (03.12.20) – update including latest government guidance and deadlines for job retention scheme claims.

Marketing Lancashire Partner’s update (01.12.20) – guidance for Christmas operating and Tier 3 restrictions.


November 2020

Lancashire Day message from Rachel McQueen, CEO 27.11.20

Covid-19: Key announcement 26.11.20

Covid-19: Key announcement 24.11.20

Lancashire Day 2020 update

Covid-19: Key announcements 12.11.20

Shop Lancashire campaign update

COVID-19: PMs latest announcement


October 2020

COVID-19: Key Announcements and Updates

October Partner Update

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: What does Tier 3 mean for your business?

COVID Alert Levels and Job Support Scheme updates

October Partner Update


September 2020

REMINDER: Virtual Partners Meeting – Book Now

Winter Economy Plan Update

Our COVID-19 Guidance and Support

Virtual Partners Meeting: Book Now

Updated guidance: Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)


August 2020

August Partner newsletter

Please take part in our COVID-19 business recovery survey

August Partner COVID-19 update 

Wedding Partner campaign


July 2020

July Partner Update special edition

July Partner Update 2nd edition

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020

Registration for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is now open

Promoting our Glamping & Camping partners

July Partner Update


June 2020

Promoting our Self-catering accommodation partners

#RedefiningLancashire

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We’re Good to Go – Industry Standard

An update following the latest Government announcement

June Partner Update

Book now: Virtual Partners Meeting


May 2020

Industry Specialists Round Table – Send your questions

May Partner Update – COVID-19 Support & Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Latest support available


April 2020

#BringLancashireHome this weekend 

Urgent Information Request Regarding COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Guidance and Support

Live Q&A chat with Marketing Lancashire CEO, Rachel McQueen

Social Distancing Impact on Licensed Wedding Venues


March 2020

COVID-19 Partner Update Monday 30 March

COVID-19 Partner Update

COVID-19 Partner Update

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