Blackpool has secured £1m to set up a new Tourism Academy aimed at raising the skills of people who work in the resort’s visitor economy. The funding comes from the government’s Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP), and will co-fund £2m investment in skills training planned by several leading tourism employers within Blackpool over the next 3 years.
Four Lancashire firms are to be honoured with Queen’s Awards for excellence in business – three in recognition for their international achievements and another for work in sustainability
VisitBlackpool’s Resort Pass has been awarded Highly Commended in the Tourism Experience of the Year category at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.
Blackpool has been hailed for the quality of its holiday accommodation in a survey unveiled today.
Richard Taylor, owner of The Regent on Church Street, said while around 30 stalls would bring the ground floor back to life, he has now decided he wants the building to double up as an entertainment venue and cinema in the evenings.