Category : News

30 Oct 2020

Virtuopo: A Lockdown Success Story

This year has seen everyone have to rethink how they do business. Lockdown saw almost everything go virtual with meetings, events and conferences all going online. The rise in virtual events has led to pent up demand for someone who has the tech know-how and the equipment and technology to make a virtual event a success. That’s where Chris Holmes comes in. Previously the founder of Liverpool based company Zut Media, Chris has launched Virtuopo to help businesses bring the […]

30 Oct 2020

Liverpool Convention Bureau Attend The Meetings Show

Team Liverpool virtually attended The Meetings Show on Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st October. This is a platform in the UK for the events, meetings and incentives industry to come together to source, learn and network. Launched in 2013, the show normally welcomes exhibitors from the UK and around the world including hotels, luxury hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers. This year was like no other year and TMS developed a virtual event to keep business meetings and events professionals connected and informed, wherever they were in the world. It was an opportunity to bring the events, meetings and incentives community […]

30 Oct 2020

Marketing Liverpool on BBC Radio Merseyside

Marketing Liverpool now has a regular spot on BBC Radio Merseyside thanks to the Mid-Morning Show on Sundays with Paul Beesley. Paul, who is also Chair of the Association of Liverpool Tour Guides, invited Marketing Liverpool’s James Wood to write and present the new Daytripper feature for his listeners across the city region. The feature runs every other week and includes a selection of safe day trip ideas, highlights and recommendations for Merseysiders. James is currently on the search for […]

30 Oct 2020

Lu Ban creates Awards Dinner

Lu Ban at Home have teamed up with Growth Platform to provide a unique dinner to be enjoyed at home whilst watching this year’s Tourism Awards stream live on YouTube. The menu has been designed by Lu Ban chef Dave Critchley as an easy ‘heat at home’ meal and will be delivered directly to you the day before the awards, which take place on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm. The organisers wanted to create a special atmosphere on the evening […]

23 Oct 2020


We’ve caught up with Lyndsey Tyer this week, General Manager of the Suites Knowsley. With a vast amount of experience in the sector, we discuss how things are and their new concept in meetings. Can tell us a little about Knowsley Suites? Suites Hotel & Spa is the only hotel in the northwest where everyone gets a suite – hence the name! We have 98 suites, free parking, free wi-fi, breakfast included in all rates and electronic vehicle charging facilities. […]

23 Oct 2020

Marketing Liverpool Attends Virtual VisitBritain PR Connect

This week our PR team attended the virtual VisitBritain event, PR Connect. Here our Communications Executive Lucy tells us all about it… October always brings one of the busiest days in the PR team’s calendar, as we meet face-to-face with VisitBritain managers from across the globe and pitch in Liverpool stories for the next 12 months. We usually travel down to London for a full day of ‘speed dating’ meetings, where we catch up with colleagues from VisitBritain offices in […]

21 Oct 2020

Open Letter to Local & Central Government

The three chairs of the Manchester Hoteliers Association, Liverpool Hospitality Association and Chester Hospitality Association are calling for a joint delegation of Northern politicians and Hospitality Business leaders to hold an urgent meeting with Central Government to agree a formal economic rescue plan to avoid catastrophe and potential failure of the Northern Powerhouse. The three Associations represent over 250 plus hospitality businesses, mainly hotels, but with an increasing number of bar and restaurant businesses. Steven Hesketh, CEO of Savvy Hotels […]

16 Oct 2020

A Q&A With Homotopia

Homotopia is the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and cultural festival. This year’s festival is set to be very different to usual! We caught up with Festival Director, Char Binns, to tell us all about it! What exactly is Homotopia? Homotopia is the UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and cultural festival. Born and bred in Liverpool, we’ve been around for 16 years and bring an exciting and eclectic programme of events to the city every Autumn. We also support queer and […]

16 Oct 2020

Judging for the Tourism Awards Takes Place

This week a group of independent judges have been hard at work, deliberating, discussing and debating who should win this year’s Tourism Awards. The awards, which were due to take place at Liverpool Cathedral back in May, are now going virtual and will be streamed live from the MSP Studio on YouTube on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm. The awards look back to 2019 and will recognise and reward those businesses who stand out and deliver excellence across all areas […]

15 Oct 2020

Emergency Fund for Hospitality and Leisure Sector Launched in Liverpool City Region

An emergency fund of up to £40million launches today (Thurs 15 October) in a bid to protect Liverpool City Region’s vital hospitality and leisure businesses from the huge economic impact Covid-19 restrictions are having on the sector. First announced Friday 2nd October by the Metro Mayor and the Mayor and Leaders of the city region’s six local authorities, the fund had been created and readied for launch earlier last week. However, it was paused following the Chancellor’s announcement last Friday […]