Visit Blackpool joins forces with Blackpool FC manager Ian Holloway for events campaign

Visit Blackpool's business tourism team has launched a new guide showcasing the destination's conference and meetings venues with help from Blackpool FC's manager Ian Holloway.

Visit Blackpool launches guide for conference and events planners
Visit Blackpool launches guide for conference and events planners
The 65-page directory, which is being sent to more than 500 senior conference and exhibition planners in the UK and Ireland highlights the venues in the region and investment that has been made.

Locations featured include the recently restored Winter Gardens, which has12 meeting spaces including the 1,160sqm Empress Ballroom, the newly restored Floral Hall and Pavilion exhibition areas as well as the multi-purpose Olympia and Spanish halls.   

Another attraction featured in the new guide is the Blackpool Tower Ballroom, which is now operated by Merlin Entertainments.

Details of a selection of Blackpool’s hotels including The Hilton, The Barceló Imperial, De Vere Village Hotel and the Best Western Carlton Hotel are also included.
 
Visit Blackpool’s business tourism manager Mandy Tythe-McCallum said: "It’s great that Ian Holloway and the club have got behind the new business destination guide as they are one of the town’s key assets in terms of building the resort’s profile, bringing in new corporate visitors and giving people a flavour of Blackpool’s unique personality.

She added that Blackpool needs to "evolve and continually improve its business tourism offer" and said this is taking place through working in partnership with venues, more investment in the town’s infrastructure and the development of a brand for conferences and meetings.
 
Blackpool FC’s Holloway added: "The resort is packed with smashing hotels, restaurants, clubs and theatres, plus there are things like Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach that you just can’t find anywhere else in the country. What more do you want if you’re organising a conference?"

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