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.


October 2022

New finalists and an exciting new venue announced (03.10.22) – Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 update.


September 2022

Get festive #inLancashire this autumn (30.09.22) – here’s so much to look forward to, including Halloween, Bonfire Night and of course Christmas.

September Partners’ newsletter (30.09.22)
– including new tourism figures for 2021, spotlight on a new Visit Lancashire supplier partner and government plans to help cut energy bills.

Energy Bill Relief Scheme (22.09.22) Government outlines plan to help cut business energy bills

National Mourning Day and National Moment of Reflection assets (16.09.22) the Cabinet Office has created two visual toolkits.

What’s on this autumn at Martin Mere (15.09.22) keep coming back to enjoy events such as the nature-filled North West Bird Watching Festival.

Event of the Year.  Deadline this Sunday (14.08.22) Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022.  Deadline for Small Event of the Year and Large Event of the Year is 18 Sept.

Latest updates for businesses: release of the National Mourning Guidance (09.09.22)the government has released National Mourning Guidance, which we wanted to draw to your attention.

Free Fun in Lancashire (02.09.22) – explore the captivating past set amidst the cultured present, by visiting some of Britain’s finest walled cities and areas.


August 2022

August Partners’ newsletter (31.08.22) – including Lancashire Tourism Awards, partner drop in sessions and autumn/winter events guide plans.

Plan a summer adventure this bank holiday weekend (25.08.22) – take some time to make some memories with your loved one.

Help tackle sector skills shortage (19.08.22) – UCLan invites Lancashire catering and hospitality employers to join group to help tackle sector skills shortage.

Do you host an award-winning event in Lancashire (18.08.22) – Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022.  Deadline for Small Event of the Year and Large Event of the Year is 18 Sept.

Summer of golf at American Golf (17.08.22) – deals for the whole family to enjoy.


July 2022

Win an adventure in Lancashire this summer (29.07.22) – adventure waiting for everybody in Lancashire.  A chance to win some fantastic summer treats in our latest prize draws including overnight stays, theatre tickets and theme park tickets.

July Partners’ newsletter (28.07.22) – including Lancashire Tourism Awards finalists, events for the diary, how’s business survey.

How’s Business Survey (27.07.22) to better understand how business is for partners right now, what the key challenges are and predictions for the coming months.  Response to DCMS request.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 finalists announced (22.07.22) – around 50 businesses now progressing to the next stage of the competition in 17 of the categories.

Plan Your Summer Adventure in Lancashire (22.07.22) – with the recent heatwave and the school holidays finally here, it’s time to get in the summer spirit.

Summer Events are Here (07.07.22) – summer is finally here, the sun is shining and Lancashire is ready to go.


June 2022

June Partners’ newsletter (27.06.22) – including Lancashire Tourism Awards, drop in session and trends survey.

#LTA22: hurry, one week left to enter (23.06.22) Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 approaching application deadline reminder – 30 June.

Take part in our research (14.06.22) – take a short survey for the STEAM Economic Impact Research for 2021.

What’s on in Lancashire this weekend (09.06.22)  events guide, showcasing exciting schedule for the weekend.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022.  Enter now! (10.06.22) – list of categories and link to application masterclass recording.

Invite to Lancashire Tourism Awards Application Masterclass, 08.06.22 – a must attend session for those entering this year’s competition.


May 2022

May Partners’ newsletter (27.05.22) – including Lancashire Tourism Awards, events guide and summer campaign.

Create some family memories this May Half Term – inspiration for planning your breaks and days out.

It’s time to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards – launch of the 2022 competition.

Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee #InLancashire – inspiration for planning your long weekend.

Walking in Lancashire (05.05.22) It’s time to get walking for National Walking Month


April 2022

April Partners’ newsletter (26.04.22) – including new drop in dates, events guide, Taste Lancashire Market and partners in the news.

Events are Back in Lancashire – event campaign consumer email to launch events guide.

Taste Lancashire Market at National Festival of Making – open for applications from food and drink suppliers

Celebrate Easter in Lancashire – ideas, activities and inspiration for the new season



March 2022

Welcome back to Fabulous Fylde – The days are getting longer and warmer and Fylde is ready to welcome visitors to make memories that will last a lifetime.

March Partners’ newsletter (30.03.22) – including new drop in dates, new events guide and Queens Jubilee events.

Mother’s Day is here! Visit Lancashire newsletter – inspiration for celebrating in Lancashire

Invitation to Visit Lancashire Partners’ Meeting on Monday 21 March – free event for partners.


February 2022

February Partners’ newsletter (23.02.22) – including new drop in dates, new events guide and Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 winners.


January 2022

January Partners’ newsletter (17.01.21) a Happy New Year to all our partners.


December 2021

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Covid-19 Business Survey – invitation to take part in a short survey.  This will be fed directly back to central government policy makers to help shape how best to support businesses going forward.  Deadline 07.01.22

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (21.12.21) – announcement that additional support will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant.

December Partners’ newsletter (21.12.21) a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our partners.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (09.12.21) – announcement of England moving to plan B including the re-introduction of guidance for everyone who can to work from home and face coverings compulsory in most public indoor venues.

Do you know a Lancashire tourism superstar? – nominations are now open for teams and individuals.  This VisitEngland award, in association with the Mirror newspaper, has a closing date 17.12.21.

Visit Lancashire Rediscover Lancashire at Christmas – the countdown is on.  Win big with this year’s advent calendar.


November 2021

November Partners’ newsletter (26.11.21) including Lancashire Tourism Awards finalists, Lancashire Day update, Christmas opportunities.

Visit Lancashire Celebrating #LancashireDayprizes to be won

Lancashire Day – the one with all the prizes. – Visit Lancashire consumer newsletter.

Lancashire Day Saturday 27 November – Take part in our #LancashireDay campaign

Employer Skills Survey – your feedback is of vital importance, please do get involved – this is your opportunity to really make a difference.

 


October 2021

October Partners’ newsletter (28.10.21)  including Lancashire Tourism Awards reminder, Lancashire Day update, Christmas opportunities and spotlight on two supplier partners.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 update (27.10.21) – reminder of one week to deadline.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 update (20.10.21) – reminder of two weeks to deadline.

Visit Lancashire – Rediscover Lancashire this October – inspiration including Halloween events and activities.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 update – reminder of three weeks to deadline.

Business Support Update for Partners – watch the Lancashire Tourism Awards Application Masterclass and support available for business recovery.

Visit Lancashire – Visit Blackpool this October – highlighting major events this autumn.


September 2021

Invitation to Lancashire Tourism Awards Application Masterclass – 45 minute virtual session taking place on Wednesday 6 October from 2pm.

September Partners’ newsletter (28.09.21)  including Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 launch, the Lancashire Climate Change Conference and spotlight on two supplier partners.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021 launch email – 19 categories to enter in this year’s competition.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Covid-19 Update (21.09.21) – announcement of measures to simplify international travel.

Visit Lancashire – Discover Hidden Gems in Lancaster – Lancaster Arts email.

Invitation to take part in Peer Networks – free business support opportunity for businesses.

Invitation to Visit Lancashire Virtual Partners’ Meeting on Tues 28 Sept – free event for partners.  The meeting will cover Visit Lancashire campaigns, visitor research and Lancashire Tourism Awards.

Visit Lancashire – Heritage Cities Autumn Campaign email (07.09.21) – explore England’s historic cities.


August 2021

Visit Lancashire – Escape the Everyday campaign email (27.08.21) – August Bank Holiday inspiration.

August Partners’ newsletter (24.08.21)  including Rediscover Lancashire campaign results, ways to back the Lancashire 2025 bid and wedding brochure launch. 


July 2021

July Partners’ newsletter (30.07.21)  including Rediscover Lancashire campaign update, Lancashire 2025 bid update, new digital opportunities and spotlight on four supplier partners.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (30.07.21) – 
including the UK Government waives quarantine for arrivals fully vaccinated from Europe and USA to England, international cruise restart and NHS Test & Trace COVID-19 compliance checks in hotels and other guest accommodation.

Chorley Flower Show solus email (29.07.21) 

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (20.07.21) – including announcement of the intention to make full vaccination a condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather by the end of September.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (15.07.21)– The Working Safely during coronavirus guidance for England has been updated to reflect the changes from step 4.  Summary of the contents of the guidance available.  Priority actions to take: Six steps to protect yourself, your staff and your customers.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (13.07.21)update following government announcement on 12.07.21.  Confirmation that England will move to Step 4 from 19 July.  While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious.

Visit Lancashire – Escape the Everyday campaign email (12.07.21) – Summer in Lancashire inspiration with upcoming large events.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (06.07.21) – update following government announcement on 05.07.21 outlining more details about step 4 of the England roadmap (expected to start on 19 July).  Removal of outstanding legal restrictions on social contact, life events, and opening of remaining closed settings.


June 2021

June Partners’ newsletter (29.06.21) including Rediscover Lancashire campaign update, Lancashire 2025 update and Napthens Solicitors supplier partner benefits.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (18.06.21) – round-up of the latest official COVID-19 updates.

Marketing/Visit Lancashire Partners’ Update following updated guidance (15.06.21) – Step 4 of the Government roadmap has been delayed until July 19th, with the exception of weddings and commemorative events.

Visit Lancashire Father’s Day consumer newsletter (15.06.21) – Ideas for things to do and places to dine with the family as well as Lancashire gift inspiration.

Oakman Inns solus email (07.06.21)

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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