Winter Gardens to host tourism event

Lancashire Tourism Awards, held at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool last year. Pic L-R:  Victoria and Christine Lee, Ria Marshall-Rowe and Rebecca Newsham

Lancashire Tourism Awards, held at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool last year. Pic L-R: Victoria and Christine Lee, Ria Marshall-Rowe and Rebecca Newsham

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Blackpool’s Winter Gardens has been chosen to host this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards presentation ceremony.

The event will take place in the Empress Ballroom on Thursday November 5 and celebrate the county’s £3.7bn visitor economy.

We are so pleased to be welcoming Marketing Lancashire and their prestigious awards to the Empress Ballroom this autumn

Michael Williams

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire which organises the awards, said: “This November, a 700-strong audience will celebrate Lancashire’s tourism excellence.

“From the smallest business to the largest, each has a chance to win one of 22 coveted tourism awards at the industry’s not-to-be-missed annual celebration of Lancashire.

“Lancashire has enjoyed six years of growth in visitor numbers and visitors are now staying longer and spending even more, which is testament to the absolute pedigree of our tourism offer.”

It is set to be the biggest Lancashire Tourism Awards in its 12 year history, following previous sell-out events including at Blackpool Tower last year,

Michael Williams, managing director of the Winter Gardens, said: “We are so pleased to be welcoming Marketing Lancashire and their prestigious awards to the Empress Ballroom this autumn.”

Applications for the awards must be submitted by Monday September 14 with the shortlist announced in the week of September 24. For more information on sponsorship or applications contact Catherine Redshaw on 01772 426465 or tourismawards@marketinglancashire.com.