News from Marketing Manchester, it’s partners and the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector in Greater Manchester.

Industry Update: 21 January

Register now for our next partner event – Thursday, 28 January What does the future look like for Greater Manchester’s tourism, hospitality, and leisure sector? That’s the question we’ll seek to answer during our first webinar and partner update of 2021 where we will...

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Sign up now for Invest North

Marketing Manchester is proud to be a channel partner for Invest North, a new one-day virtual conference which takes place in March 2021 and will examine how the North can move forward and accelerate its post-Covid recovery. Curated by, the event...

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Fire Service Museum unveils its new name

Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, based in Rochdale, will have a brand new identity when it re-opens around Easter after a year-long closure. From that time the museum will be known as “FIREGROUND.” The museum has operated out of an old workshop building behind...

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Industry Update: 13 January

The new lockdown grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses and how you can apply Last week the Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed a new £4.6 billion programme of extra support for businesses affected by the third national lockdown, including packages for...

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Industry Update: 17 December

Breaking: Greater Manchester to remain in tier three restrictions Some breaking news as it has just been confirmed by the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock that Greater Manchester will remain in tier three restrictions until the next review. This is...

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Industry Update: 9 December

Greater Manchester in tier three restrictions As you will know, last week Greater Manchester returned to tier three restrictions. Whilst this is very disappointing news for our tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, it is also important to note that tier three is...

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Opportunity: This One is on Us campaign

We want to help Greater Manchester’s tourism, hospitality, leisure and cultural sectors bounce back stronger this January by asking partners to join our This One is on Us campaign by offering ‘Buy one get one free’ or another great deal on products and services. If...

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World Para Powerlifting World Cup 2021 bid win

Marketing Manchester are delighted to announce that Manchester will host a World Para Powerlifting World Cup in the city in March 2021. The event is to be hosted in partnership with British Weightlifting, UK Sport and Manchester City Council and will see the world’s...

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Sport Bidding Manager appointment

Chris FitzGerald has recently joined Marketing Manchester as Sport Bidding Manager. In his past roles at Manchester City Council and MCRactive, Chris has worked on numerous sports events within the city and is now tasked with identifying and bidding for national and...

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Industry Update: 2 December

Last chance to register:  What’s next for UK tourism? In Conversation with Nigel Huddleston MP, tomorrow Marketing Manchester continues its In Conversation series with a very special guest, Nigel Huddleston MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism...

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Industry Update: 25 November

The UK Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan On Monday, the Prime Minister gave a statement to the House of Commons on the Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan. The statement confirmed that the national restrictions in England will end next Wednesday on 2 December and that...

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Industry Update: 18 November

Register now: NatWest North of England Tourism Business Barometer Roundtable, Friday 20 November Over the last sixteen weeks the NatWest North of England Tourism Business Barometer has taken the temperature of the North’s tourism business environment including shifts...

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Industry Update: 11 November

VisitBritain updates on Government guidance for tourism Following the recent national lockdown restrictions that came in to place on 5 November 2020, the Government has updated its Visitor Economy Guidance. As you will know from previous updates, certain businesses...

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Industry Update: 6 November

National lockdown update from VisitBritain As you are no doubt aware, on Saturday the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown for England. The lockdown came into effect at 00.01 yesterday for four weeks, so until 2 December 2020. After the four weeks, the...

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