Category : News

14 Jun 2019

Giant new multicoloured sculpture unveiled on the famous Liverpool waterfront

Abstract showpiece will be in situ for the next 12 months on The Liverpool Plinth. A striking new sculpture that explores themes of mental health and depression, has been unveiled on The Liverpool Plinth at Liverpool Parish Church (St Nick’s). Created by North Yorkshire-based and Egyptian-born sculptor, Sam Shendi, whose works have been displayed around the world, Split Decision is a 4.5 metre, multicoloured, minimalist structure, and for the next year will sit on the famous plinth at the side […]

13 Jun 2019

The Former MV Royal Daffodil Mersey Ferry Sets Sail Towards New Life As The Region’s Premier Floating Food & Drink Destination

A project to re-launch the former MV Royal Daffodil as Liverpool’s latest waterfront attraction has passed its first milestone, as it was recently towed out onto the river by her new owners, for the very first time in almost six years. Having been moved off its mooring at Duke Street Quayside, Birkenhead and winched out of the water; the vessel is undergoing extensive restoration and re-purposing, with an exciting array of plans to secure her future now starting to be […]

11 Jun 2019


The road to a successful planet lies in lessening our dependence on oil and gas and making sure that all people on Earth have access to the energy they need to sustain life. Weaning the world off oil and turning it towards a hydrogen economy could present a golden ticket to a safer world. Liverpool City Region and the wider North West believe in hydrogen energy. Last year the city announced several major hydrogen economy initiatives, including a bid to […]

30 May 2019

Inaugural Chefs Awards celebrates heroes in Liverpool’s hospitality sector for Food & Drink Week

Liverpool BID Company’s Food and Drink Week celebrations (May 27 – June 2) saw the launch of the city’s first ever Chefs Awards today. Working in partnership with Liverpool Hospitality Association, the awards champion the very best in the city’s food industry. With categories ranging across an array of cuisines from Italian and South American to vegetarian and pub food, the judges, including Paul Askew, renowned chef patron of The Art School, were looking for chefs that displayed an extra […]

28 May 2019

Liverpool Launches New International Tourism Campaign

Liverpool was the UK’s most talked about cultural destination in 2018 and after an unforgettable year of art, music, culture and sport the city has now launched a brand new destination campaign. Marketing Liverpool have been commissioned by Liverpool Visitor Economy Network (LVEN), a strategic group of major players in the city region, to create a new campaign that attracts even more domestic and international visitors to the city. Liverpool. Do it your way, which launched last week, highlights Liverpool […]

23 May 2019

The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Is Back…Bigger and Better

Now entering its fifth year, the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is set to be bigger and better than ever following last year’s huge success. Now a major part of the city’s sporting calendar, the show has come of age and is not to be missed during the festive season and run up to the New Year. Tickets go on sale Friday 24 May and Early Birds will be able to benefit from 20% off their tickets purchased before […]

22 May 2019

Marketing Liverpool building new relationships around the world

Over a busy two weeks of activity we have welcomed over forty key tour operators and tourism professionals during a series of educational visits. The visits provide operators with a unique first – hand insight into the city with time to explore a selection of our attractions, restaurants, bars and hotels plus the opportunity to network and do business. The visitors were from the countries of China, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, India and France plus representatives from Millennium Hotels and […]

22 May 2019

Marketing Liverpool Hits the Road

Visit Britain’s key travel trade event ExploreGB was held in Harrogate in May and Marketing Liverpool was there to take full advantage of the opportunity. Over the two day event we met with over fifty different overseas tour operators and media contacts. These represented some of our key target markets including USA, Canada, Nordics and Germany. This year we partnered with Magical Beatles Museum and together with profiling other new attractions Royal Liver Building 360 Tour, Strawberry Field and Shakespeare […]

22 May 2019

Cavern Club Rocks The West Coast

The Cavern Club flew Liverpool to LA where they took part in a string of successful, high-profile West Coast events. Cavern Club directors, including John Lennon’s sister Julia, and the Cavern Club Beatles, helped shine a spotlight on the musical heritage of Mathew Street over seven days and 1,200 miles. The trip kicked off on Wednesday, April 24 when Julia and the Cavern Club Beatles appeared on Los Angeles TV station KTLA. Around two million viewers tuned in to hear […]

22 May 2019

Marketing Liverpool Host Press Trip From US, Canada and Brazil

Last week, we hosted a huge press trip from the US, Canada and Brazil. The trip consisted of 14 media from print titles including New York Post and Toronto Sun, as well as travel websites and high-profile influencers. Working with VisitBritain’s offices in LA and Toronto who also chaperoned the group, the trip was focussed around music and film tourism, two of Liverpool’s strengths. Staying at Pullman and Hope Street Hotel, they met a wide range of people who make […]