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Greatdays Group Travel
One of the UK’s leading ‘group travel’ tour operators. Greatdays Group Travel have extensive experience in both incoming and outgoing tourism serving London, the UK, continental Europe and worldwide.
Greatdays Group Travel offer competitive prices and inspiring travel ideas. They can organise accommodation in 3, 4 and 5-star hotels, ferry crossings, flights, sightseeing, coach hire, transfers, guide services, theatre tickets, and tickets and vouchers for visitor attractions and tourism suppliers.
Greatdays Group Travel offers efficient, personal and friendly service with a great wealth of tourism, knowledge and experience. Established in 1985, they now employ over 40 experienced travel consultants and this year the company helped over 80,000 tourists with their travel arrangements throughout London, Great Britain, Europe and Worldwide.
Marketing Lancashire is the agency charged with promoting the county on a national and international stage. They are a not for profit organisation working in the interest of a prosperous Lancashire, who reinvest all their Partner fees into promotional activity for the county to develop Lancashire into a leading leisure, learning and business destination for domestic and international visitors, to enhance the national and international reputation of the county and promote sustainable economic development and growth.
Lancashire has one of the largest economies in the Northern Powerhouse with over 52,000 businesses generating £29-billion per year.
Visit Lancashire is the tourist board for the county and a division of Marketing Lancashire, who work closely with VisitBritain and a wide range of public and private sector agencies. Their activities in marketing and communications, commercial membership and place marketing are all designed to grow the visitor economy and develop the destination as a great place to visit, work and invest.
The Monastery Manchester
The Monastery is a former Franciscan Church and Friary which was completed in 1872. It was designed by Edward Welby Pugin (1834– 1875), son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin designer of the interior of the Palace of Westminster. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture in the UK. Edward’s son Peter Paul Pugin also worked on the Monastery, designing the high altar and others in the church.
The Monastery became derelict when the congregation moved away in the 1970s, after more than a century of being at the heart of a thriving community.
With the building in ruins, it was put on the list of the World’s 100 Most Endangered Sites, (alongside the Taj Mahal and the ancient ruins of Pompeii). Then a passionate couple and a group of extraordinary volunteers stepped forward and, over two long decades, this magnificent sanctuary was brought back from oblivion and as many as possible of the original features were conserved and reinstated in the building.
During the Northern Travel & Tourism Show you will be able to learn more about The Monastery’s heritage and its restoration story!
If you love the North, then Northern Soul is the website for you. Written in the North of England by Northern writers, Northern Soul is a celebration of culture and enterprise, from theatre, music, authors and art to heritage, travel, food and leading figures, as well as everything in-between.
Northern Soul talks to the people who work, rest and play in the North of England and scours the region for interesting stories, histories, ambitions and events. Want to read a carefully crafted article about an oddball museum or go behind the scenes of a leading institution? Fancy checking out an interview with a major Northern personality or discovering the inside track on a new initiative? Like looking at lovely pictures of Northern goodness? Northern Soul has them all.
This webzine is a collection of really good stuff to do, reflect on and ponder North of the Watford Gap. Although it is based in Manchester and has lots of great articles about the city, you could just as easily find musings on the attractions of Leeds, the appeal of Keswick or the darn right wonderfulness of Newcastle. But Northern Soul believes that its stories have universal appeal – and can be enjoyed anywhere, from Timperley to Timbuktu.
Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.
Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets – mean there’s always another reason to visit Manchester.