It’s Friday and it’s all quietly frantic

Even though it seems quiet in the office today, I can sense the an underlying thud thud of deadlines waiting to pounce. Holiday season has started which automatically puts the pressure on those remaining in the office to cover the myriad of meetings that fill the Tourist Board weeks. More pressure – more fun!

We’ve got the excitement of a national nomination for a TravelMole Award next week in London which takes out the only remaining member of the ‘e’ team out of the office (please don’t ring us on Wednesday!). Here’s hoping we clinch the award for best Tourist Board website away from Cumbria. Yorkshire or Oxford.

Since the Tourism Awards 2009/10 last week at Ribby Hall Village the winners in our 13 categories are frantically updating their entry forms before next week. 26 June is the deadline for entries to go forward for consideration to the Northwest Awards. Good Luck to you all.

Next week is the Marketing Group Meeting. This is where we meet the Tourism Officers from the Districts along with other ‘stakeholders’ such as Lancashire Museums. We discuss plans for the future, report on prior marketing campaigns, run though initiatives such as 2012, and show website and digital developments. It’s at Wyreside Visitor Centre, Stanah this time; we move around the districts for each meeting.

It’s also the Kids Fun Ideas Show next weekend. We’re currently surrounded in bright green little monsters and will be on a stand promoting the Family Fun campaign for this summer which many of you have participated in.

That’s enough random thought for a Friday. Back to ticking off deadlines. Enjoy your weekend. We will be back later next week………….