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

Hosting the Manchester International Swim Meet

The Manchester International Swim Meet successfully took place over the weekend 12-14 February, boosting confidence in the city’s capacity to host future covid-safe events both behind closed doors and with socially distanced audiences. The event at Manchester Aquatics...

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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: 500 days to go

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Greater Manchester that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022. UEFA today unveils a brand-new identity for UEFA Women's EURO 2022, which kicks off 500 days from now. The 2022 edition...

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Industry Update: 10 February

Restarting attendance at trade shows Attendance at trade shows is one of the most important elements of our work to promote Greater Manchester to a global audience as a place to visit, invest, meet and study, and the Marketing Manchester team would usually take part...

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Restarting attendance at trade shows

Attendance at trade shows is one of the most important elements of our work to promote Greater Manchester to a global audience as a place to visit, invest, meet and study, and the Marketing Manchester team would usually take part in one or two shows per month in...

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Plans progress for the Pankhurst Centre

Work is moving forward on plans for Manchester’s Pankhurst Centre, and the reopening of the birthplace of the suffragette movement to visitors, which is due to take place in summer 2021 with new permanent exhibition, At Home with the Pankhurst Family. At Home with the...

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Industry Update: 27 January

New VisitBritain guidance on coronavirus funding schemes New Government guidance is now available on two coronavirus funding schemes - the Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) Addendum and the Closed Business Lockdown Payment. Tourism and hospitality venues in...

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Launch of online tours of Elizabeth Gaskells’ House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is giving visitors the keys to the door, as it shares an invitation to a series of special online tours taking place in February and March. From wherever you are you can find yourself exploring this beautiful Grade II* listed Regency-style...

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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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