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 [email protected].


July 2024

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024: Last chance to enter! (12.07.24) – entry deadline: Friday 12 July, 23:59.

Award-winning Lancashire (11.07.24) – if you are looking to visit somewhere new, why not check out one of these unforgettable venues?

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024: 3 days left to enter (10.07.24)
– entry deadline: Friday 12 July, 23:59.

AccessAble accessibility workshop: open your door to more visitors (10.07.24) – join us on Monday 22 July at 15:00

Five days left to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024 (08.07.24) – entry deadline: Friday 12 July, 23:59.

Our brand new events guide is here! 05.07.24) – Lancashire is home to a wide range of exciting events that will be taking place over the summer months that you won’t want to miss out on.

One week left to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024 (05.07.24) – entry deadline: Friday 12 July, 23:59.

Only 10 days left to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024 (02.07.24) – entry deadline: Friday 12 July, 23:59.


June 2024

Take some time for yourself this summer (28.06.24)– why not plan a visit to Lancashire before the busy summer rush begins.

June Partner Update (28.06.24) – includes update on Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024, Taste Lancashire marquee, and how you can create an accessibility guide for your business from just £1.00.

The sunshine is finally here! (21.06.24) – make sure to take advantage of the brilliant warmer weather this weekend as you plan a trip to Lancashire.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024: Submit the winning entry (19.06.24) – don’t worry if you missed the recent application masterclass.  You can now watch a recording of the application masterclass

Take some time to visit Lancashire this summer (14.06.24) – the brand new summer guide is the perfect place to gather some ideas and inspirations and help you plan your trip.

Take some time to visit Lancashire this summer (06.06.24) dig out your sunglasses, pack your bags and head to Lancashire this summer to create some unforgettable memories.

Don’t miss the Lancashire Tourism Awards application masterclass (05.06.24)
during this workshop there will be lots of hints and tips for submitting the best application/s for your business.

It’s time to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024 (03.06.24) – the biggest and only county-wide celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.


May 2024

May Partner Update (31.05.24) – includes Lancashire Tourism Awards 2024 launch, free workshops, follow up to last week’s partners meeting more.

Get outdoors in Lancashire this weekend (30.05.24) – it really is the perfect time to start exploring the great outdoors in Lancashire.  With plenty of activities, sports and attractions waiting to be discovered.

Create some family memories this half term (23.05.24) – family favourite attractions, exciting half term events, new animal arrivals and plenty of delicious food and drink.

Discover more about Lancashire’s fascinating history and heritage (17.05.24) – Lancashire is well known for its fascinating history and heritage.

Event reminder: Visit Lancashire Partners’ Meeting, Tues 21 May (13.05.24) – free for Visit Lancashire partners.

Our brand new sweet treats guide is here (10.05.24) – whether it’s a scrumptious afternoon or an indulgent ice cream sundae, Lancashire is the perfect place for you to satisfy those sweet cravings.

Make the most of your long weekend (03.05.24) the bank holiday weekend is just around the corner and there’s so much fun waiting for you in Lancashire.


April 2024

April Partner Update (30.04.24)including Visit Lancashire marketing opportunities for 2024, May partners meeting, a free training opportunity and more. 

Experience this hidden gem (25.04.24) – a charming, intimate restaurant close to its namesake, Avenham Park.

You are invited: Visit Lancashire May Partners’ Meeting (24.04.24) – the next partners’ meeting takes place on Tuesday 21 May at Brindle Distillery, Chorley.

Get some vitamin sea (19.04.24) – the new season is here and Lancashire’s coastal attractions are open and ready to welcome you.

Calling all animal lovers (12.04.24) – Lancashire is proud to be home to so many fantastic farm and animal attractions, and right now they are full to the brim with new arrivals.

Budget friendly fun (04.04.24) –  there are plenty of exciting things to do in Lancashire, and even better, a lot of them are free.

March 2024

Our brand new events guide is here (28.03.24) – it’s the perfect guide to keep you up to date with all the exciting events happening in Lancashire.

March Partner Update (28.03.24)including Visit Lancashire marketing opportunities for 2024, trade opportunities, annual visitor attraction survey, occupational health support and much much more.

Offshore is officially open (26.03.24) – the perfect place to eat, drink and stay a few nights.

Say hello to spring in Lancashire (21.03.24) – it’s officially spring and we are so excited to see Lancashire come alive.

A green getaway in Lancashire (15.03.24) – Lancashire is home to a range of fantastic eco-friendly options for those who are looking to getaway in a more earth-friendly way.

Free training opportunity: better people management workshop (12.03.24) – UCLan is holding a workshop aimed at strategic leaders, senior managers, line managers and HR professionals.

Enjoy some Easter fun in Lancashire (07.03.24)– the countdown to Easter has begun, so start making some exciting plans now.

Please support Lancashire’s Sue and Ian (07.03.24) – Sue and Ian from Brickhouse Farm have been nominated for VisitEngland Tourism Superstar 2024.  Vote now and show your support.

Celebrate World Wildlife Day in Lancashire (01.03.24) – beautiful countryside views, adorable animals, and unmissable events.


February 2024

February Partner Update (29.02.24) including Visit Lancashire marketing opportunities for 2024, a free accessibility training opportunity and much much more.

You are invited: Accessibility and sustainability in tourism workshop (27.02.24) – free workshop that will offer insight into policy and best practice.

Experience red carpet Lancashire (23.02.24) – a backdrop of some incredible on-screen moments.

Dine in Lancashire this February (16.02.24) – whether you are looking for fine-dining, craving a sweet treat or ready to indulge in some scrumptious Lancashire cheese.

Celebrate the best of Lancashire (12.02.24) – win bottomless brunch for two at a Lancashire award winner.

Lancashire Tourism Awards winners announced (09.02.23)– the wait is over.

Experience some February fun in Lancashire (02.02.23) – the perfect place to create unforgettable family memories.


January 2024

January Partner Update (31.01.24) – including Visit Lancashire marketing opportunities for 2024, a free training opportunity, a review of the January partner’s tourism conference and much much more.

The place for every love story (26.01.24) – Get prepared and spread some love this Valentine’s Day.

Top reasons to visit Lancashire (19.01.24) – January is the perfect time to get organised and make exciting plans for the rest of the year. 

Radio Gaga is coming to Lancashire (11.01.24) – have your finest hour, or two and be part of a night like no other.

Visit Lancashire this January (05.01.24) –  it’s the perfect time for a fresh start and to take some time to focus on doing something you enjoy.

Register your place for our free event (05.01.24) – Marketing Lancashire Partners’ Tourism Conference, Tuesday 16 January, 09:00 – 13:00.


December 2023

Get outdoors (26.12.23) a festive walk is a great chance to not only see the beautiful sights of Lancashire but to blow away those cobwebs and catch up with your nearest and dearest.

Things to over the Christmas holidays (21.12.23) – a visit over Christmas truly is a magical experience.

Season’s Greetings from Marketing Lancashire (20.12.23) – Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Marketing Lancashire.

Winter breaks in Lancashire (14.12.23) – the perfect place to recharge, and create some unforgettable memories.

December partner update, including January partner event invitation (13.12.23) – information on the upcoming event, Lancashire devolution consultation and annual volume and value of tourism research.

The Rocket Man comes to Lancashire (07.12.23) – catch a star, if you can, and wish for something special as we ask you, are you ready for love?

Unwrap surprises this Christmas (04.12.23) – the Lancashire Advent Calendar is back.  An interactive advent calendar giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes every day until Christmas Eve.


November 2023

November Partner Update (30.11.23) – news of Lancashire Tourism Awards tickets, a review of Lancashire Day 2023, a Taste Lancashire Market opportunity and much much more.

Shop local this Christmas (30.11.23) – It is well and truly Christmas shopping season.  Look no further than some of Lancashire’s fantastic independent businesses. 

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023: Tickets on sale now (28.11.23) – buy your #LTA23 tickets now.

Happy Lancashire Day (27.11.23) (consumer) today Lancastrians all over the world will be celebrating and once again.

Happy #LancashireDay (27.11.23) – today we’re igniting the Lancastrian spirit.  Be part of it.

Get involved: #LancashireDay, Monday 27 November (23.11.23) – are you ready to be part of the spectacular Lancashire Day celebrations? On Monday, November 27, 2023, we’re igniting the Lancastrian spirit.

It’s the most magical time of the year (23.11.23) –  so many exciting things planned over the next few weeks to get you in the festive spirit.

Lancashire Day is coming (17.11.23) – get ready to celebrate. On Monday 27 November, Lancastrians all over the world will be celebrating Lancashire Day.

Cosy winter stays in Lancashire (10.11.23) – whether you are looking for somewhere to rest before the busyness of Christmas begins, a place to spend the festive season or an escape in the new year.

Our brand new Christmas Guide is out now (03.11.23) – it’s a great time to get organised and start making some exciting plans for Christmas.


October 2023

October partners’ update (31.10.23) – news and opportunities, including partner survey, Lancashire Day, Visit Lancashire Christmas campaign and much more.

Light up for Life in Lancashire (27.10.23) – instead of hibernating inside why not enjoy one of Lancashire’s light events.

Partners’ Survey.  We value your feedback (27.10.23) – here at Marketing Lancashire we are on a mission to make sure we are delivering the very best that we can to our partners.

Have fun in Lancashire this Half Term (21.10.23) – school holidays are here once again and chances to create some unforgettable memories.

Come an enjoy Lancashire’s award winning produce (12.10.23) – Lancashire’s proud to be home to a range of award-winning producers.

Visit Lancashire Partners’ Drop in Sessions (10.10.23) – drop in, share news and maximise your partnership benefits.

Our brand new events guide is here (06.10.23) – Lancashire comes alive with an exciting line up of events to take you through the colder months

You’re Invited: Taking England to the World (05.10.23)– free market-leading training session on Tuesday 21 November.


September 2023

September partners’ update (29.09.23)news and opportunities, including partner drop-in sessions, Visit Lancashire Christmas campaign, funding opportunities and much more.

Café 1847 is now open at Booths Clitheroe (28.09.23) – celebrating the very best of Booths in a warm, inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

Welcome to Autumn (25.09.23) – the nights are getting cosier, the weather is getting cooler and before we know it, the most magical time of year will be upon us.

Autumn breaks at Lavender Hotels (15.09.23) – this autumn Lavender Hotels are offering a range of great value leisure break packages.

You’re invited: VisitEngland Fire Safety Guidance webinar (14.09.23) – two webinars with industry experts to help support.

You’re Invited:  Family Run Business Workshop (12.09.23) – free training for Visit Lancashire partners.

You’re Invited: Taking England to the World (11.09.23) – free market-leading training session on Tuesday 21 November.

Take some time for yourself  (08.09.23) – it’s time for the adults to take some time for themselves and enjoy some peace and quiet.


August 2023

What’s on this September in Lancashire (31.08.23) – whether it’s trying something new or it’s a family tradition.

August partners’ update (31.08.23) – news and opportunities, including Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023, Visit Lancashire Christmas campaign and much more.

Enjoy your long weekend in Lancashire (25.08.23) bank holiday weekend is just around the corner and it’s not too late to create some unforgettable summer memories

Extend your summer in Lancashire (18.08.23) – August bank holiday is just around the corner.  There is still plenty of time to create some fantastic summer memories and make the most of that long weekend in Lancashire. 

Treat yourself this summer (11.08.23) – mark a momentous milestone or simply in need of a treat, Lancashire is proud to be home to a range of places that provide the real movie star treatment, making it the perfect place for a luxury getaway this summer.

Everyone can enjoy a visit to Lancashire this summer (04.08.23) – Lancashire is proud to be home to a variety of accessible and disability aware businesses.

First finalists of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 revealed (04.08.23) – the annual awards recognise the success and achievements of Lancashire’s tourism and hospitality businesses in a wide range of categories.


July 2023

July Partner Update (31.07.23) – includes news and opportunities, including Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023, a spotlight on a new supplier partner and much more.

Summer Staycation offer at The Wrightington Hotel, Health Club & Spa (27.07.23) – the perfect retreat for your summer.

School’s out for summer (21.07.23) – it’s time for the good times to begin.

2023 Summer Guide is here (11.07.23) – time to put on those sunglasses, grab the bucket and spade and visit Lancashire

The Festival of Making is back (07.07.23) – Visit Lancashire will once again be attending and displaying some of the county’s best food and drink in the Taste Lancashire Market.

Ten days left to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 (07.07.23) – The biggest and only county-wide celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.  Deadline – Sunday 16 July.

Our brand new events guide is here! (30.06.23) – Lancashire is home to a wide range of exciting events. 


June 2023

June Partners’ Newsletter (27.06.23) – news and opportunities, including Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 competition, a spotlight on a new supplier partner and much more. 

Summer is here (23.06.23)  – now is the perfect time to escape to Lancashire and enjoy some quality time together before things get busy when the schools break up.

Lancashire hits the big screen with the Greatest Days (16.06.23) – make sure you keep an eye out for some of Clitheroe’s iconic locations

Enjoy summer in the sun in Lancashire (09.06.23) – time to put on those sunglasses, grab the bucket and spade and head to Lancashire.

It’s time to enter the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 (01.06.23) – the biggest and only county-wide celebration of tourism excellence in Lancashire.


May 2023

Create some family memories this May Half Term (31.05.23) – we are half way through the May school holidays, but it is never too late to have some family fun.

Visit Lancashire’s beautiful coastline this half term (26.05.23) – what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the beautiful Lancashire coast. 

May Partners’ Newsletter (26.05.23) – news and opportunities, including Visit Lancashire summer campaign, How’s Business Survey and much more.

It’s time to get walking for National Walking Day (19.05.23) – you’ll find the perfect walk for you when you visit Lancashire

Enjoy world cocktail day in Lancashire (13.05.23) – no better time to indulge in some delicious cocktails.

Message from CEO Rachel McQueen (12.05.23) – a personal message for partners regarding Marketing Lancashire re-positioning.

Marketing Lancashire Update (03.05.23) – useful information from the recent Visit Lancashire Partner’ Meeting.

Visit Lancashire for the King’s Coronation (04.05.23) the people of this proud county will celebrate in style, with a range of exciting events and activities planned to mark this historic occasion.


April 2023

Visit Lancashire for bank holiday fun (27.04.23)
the first bank holiday weekend is here and the best part is, it’s the first of three this May.

April Partners’ Newsletter (24.04.23) – news and opportunities, including partner drop-in sessions, free workshops, How’s Business Survey and much more. 

Visit Lancashire this summer (21.04.23) 
It’s never too early to start planning some summer fun in Lancashire.

Reminder: Next Visit Lancashire Partners’ Meeting (11.04.23) 
Meeting in conjunction with Lancaster University Management school to explore accessibility and sustainability in tourism.

Visit Lancashire this Easter (04.04.23) 
The Easter holidays are a perfect time to visit Lancashire and create some unforgettable memories.


March 2023

Our brand new events guide is here (30.03.23) – all you need for the fantastic events happening in Lancashire from April – June.

March Partners’ Newsletter (29.03.23) – news and opportunities, including, partner drop-in sessions, a free workshop and much more. 

Celebrating amazing Lancashire (23.03.23) – this week is English Tourism Week.  Celebrate the county’s amazing places to stay, businesses, experiences, history and memories.

English Tourism Week 2023 (14.03.23) – during the week (17 – 26 March) we will show our support by sharing news, offers and information across our social media channels.

Mother’s Day is here (09.03.23) – It’s time to show your love and appreciation to all the wonderful women in your life.


February 2023

Live events and experiences in Lancashire (24.02.23) – 2023 is set to be the biggest calendar of events ever.

Have your say in helping to shape Lancashire’s visitor economy (23.02.23) – the future direction of travel through which we can steer the prosperity of Lancashire as a visitor destination.

February Partners’ Newsletter (22.02.23) – including partners’ drop-in sessions, Lancashire Tourism Awards, Easter campaign and much more.

Visit award winning Lancashire (14.02.23) – make sure you take a trip to one of these award winning places so you can see yourself just how amazing they are

Fall in love with Lancashire (10.02.23) – be prepared and spread some love this Valentine’s Day.

Lancashire Tourism Awards winners announced (10.02.23) – The stars of Lancashire tourism and hospitality shone brightly. 

Enjoy some February fun in Lancashire (02.02.23) – the perfect place to make some unforgettable family memories.


January 2023

Taste Lancashire: an award-winning county (27.01.23) – from Michelin-starred restaurants to award-winning gastropubs, there really is something for everybody to enjoy.

January Partners’ Newsletter (25.01.23) – including partners’ meeting, Lancashire Tourism Awards and 2023 marketing opportunities campaign.

Lift your mood in Lancashire this winter (20.01.23) – home to plenty of things to do, which are perfect for lifting your mood from a simple walk around the park to a day in the spa.

Eden Project Morecambe awarded £50m from Government’s Levelling Up Fund (19.01.23) – annual visitor numbers are projected to be 740,000 and additional revenue brought into local businesses. 

Get outdoors in Lancashire this January (13.01.22) – embrace the fresh air and bracing breezes of the great outdoors.

Invite to January 2023 Visit Lancashire Partners’ Meeting (10.01.23) – meeting to take place on Tuesday 31 January, 2pm.


December 2022

Explore Lancashire this Christmas break (27.12.22) – Whilst we all countdown to 2023, take some time to make some unforgettable memories in Lancashire.

December Partner Update (20.12.22) – a Christmas message from the Chief Executive 2022

Christmas is nearly here (15.12.22) – December is such a magical time in Lancashire.

Celebrate Christmas with some delicious Booths treats (08.12.22) – Booths have been creating festive cheer in family homes for 175 years. It’s the season of giving joy and well-wishes.

Win big with this year’s advent calendar (01.12.22) 
– an interactive advent calendar giving you the chance to win some fantastic prizes.


November 2022

November Partners’ Newsletter (24.11.22) – including Lancashire Day plans, new year events guide, Christmas in Lancashire campaign and new Make Our Lancashire Yours campaign.

Celebrate Lancashire Day this Sunday (22.11.22) enter our prize draw to win lots of Lancashire goodies.

Christmas is coming…(part 2) (18.11.22) – the most magical time of the year has officially begun, and to celebrate we have launched a brand-new Christmas guide.

Lancashire Tourism Awards 2022 tickets on sale (10.11.22) – tickets available for the event on 7 February 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (10.11.22) – The Seafood Pub Cois the perfect place to wine and dine this festive season,

Christmas is coming (04.11.22) – it’s time to start making some plans for this year’s festive season.


October 2022

October Partners’ newsletter (26.10.22) – including November’s Taste Lancashire Conference, new year events guide, Christmas in Lancashire campaign, Eurovision 2023 and Lancashire Day plans.

Have fun in Lancashire this half term (20.10.22) – the school holidays are here and there are plenty of chances to create some unforgettable memories with your loved ones

Event: Taste Lancashire Food & Drink Conference (14.10.22) – tickets now available for Tuesday 15 November event.

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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