A Longton pub and a Goosnargh gin have scooped awards at the Lancashire Tourism Awards.Advertisement
The Golden Ball of Longton won Dog Friendly Business of the Year, while Goosnargh Gin was awarded Experience of the Year.
More than 400 tourism and hospitality partners and colleagues were hosted by Marketing Lancashire to celebrate the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.
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The event took place at the new L’Orangeraie at Stanley House Hotel and Spa, where guest presenter Tez Ilyas, alongside Headline Sponsor UCLan and Destination Sponsor Blackburn with Darwen Council, celebrated the winners of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.
After a gap of over two years, there was much applause for the county’s resilient and innovative visitor economy businesses.
In her opening speech Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “We have lost so much over the last two years, and I know that many in this room will have suffered personal as well as professional pain.
“But we have gained something too – the undeniable truth that the Lancastrian spirit will never be defeated, and the recognition, finally, that this great county is nothing without its tourism and hospitality businesses.
“When you were forced to close your doors, everyone realised how much they were missing, and how big an impact on the quality of life in Lancashire that the visitor economy makes.
“There is absolutely no shortage of pride, passion and ambition in this room, and myself and the Marketing Lancashire team look forward to working with you to support the county’s tourism and hospitality sector to thrive once more.”
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