Blackpool secures new conference business

Blackpool has secured new conference business in the first quarter of 2010 worth an estimated £5m to the local economy.

Blackpool secures new conference business
Blackpool secures new conference business

New business include the British Cheerleading Association's event to be held December.

The seaside town has also retained events worth £20m, including the International Fitness Experience, Royal Pigeon Racing Association's Pigeon Weekend, Royal Air Force Association and Blackpool Magic Convention.

Visit Blackpool's business tourism manager Mandy Tythe-McCallum said: "These wins and retentions underline the town's well established popularity as a destination of choice for businesses.  They are just another great endorsement of Blackpool's business tourism offering and are a clear indicator that businesses are starting to take a fresh look at the regenerated seaside resort."

Meanwhile, Blackpool Council has finalised a £40m deal to acquire Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens venue from owners Leisure Parks

 

 

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