Industry update #13

Marketing Manchester Partner Meeting – register now and submit your questions

As we begin to see the tourism economy reopening with non-essential retail restarting this week, tour guides beginning to take small groups and hotels announcing their tentative first day back in business; we’d like to invite you to join our special Marketing Manchester Partner Meeting next Thursday, 25 June, 11:00-12:00 – register here now.

Sheona Southern will be leading the meeting, with input from Marketing Manchester’s Senior Management Team, and together we will cover what Marketing Manchester has been doing since we all locked down at the end of March, what our recovery campaign looks like and how you can leverage it as part of your Marketing Manchester membership.

Of course, we anticipate lots of questions so we have set up a from allowing you to submit them in advance so that we can get through as many as possible. Please submit your questions here.

Marketing Manchester membership referral

As we reopen, it will be essential for businesses functioning within the visitor economy to come together to get back on our rapid pre-COVID growth trajectory.

Collaboration and joint activity are going to be key, so if you know a business functioning within Greater Manchester’s tourism, hospitality and leisure industries that you think could benefit from joining Marketing Manchester as one of our partners, please put them in touch with to find out more.

Tourism and hospitality talent hub

With over 101,000 people employed within Greater Manchester’s tourism and hospitality industries – many of whom face potential changes to their employment situation – the Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub draws on established employment services offered by The Growth Company, with specialist input from Greater Manchester’s promotional agency and tourist board, Marketing Manchester and The Manchester Hoteliers’ Association (MHA).

If individuals no longer have employment as a result of COVID-19 or have experienced a change to circumstances such as a reduction in hours or redeployment to another area of the business, the Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub can assist with helping to find new job opportunities, training, advice and guidance, money matters and health and wellbeing.

Individuals can contact the Tourism & Hospitality Talent Hub by calling 07503620815 or emailing

Manchester Misses You campaign

The campaign, featured on the Visit Manchester website provides visitors with vibrant virtual content including cultural and education experiences from across Greater Manchester, that can be enjoyed from home.

The response to the campaign has been fantastic – so thank you – we have published 88 articles on the website, which has received 59,000 visitors since the campaign began, 1.7 million impressions on Twitter and over 2.4 million impressions on Facebook.

We need more of your great content to share across our channels to keep feeding the campaign and showcasing the breath of our brilliant destination. Please send all contributions to

Partner news

In addition to sharing content for the Manchester Misses You campaign, we are keen to receive positive news stories from our partners that we can amplify via our corporate channels as we gradually move out of lockdown. Recent news to share includes:

If you have your own news to share please email it to FAO of Andy Parkinson. Please also add this email address to your media/press distribution lists.

Tourism and Hospitality Support Hub

To make sure that tourism and hospitality businesses are given the most up to date information, we continue to service the Tourism and Hospitality Support Hub to signpost and connect the sector to advice, webinars, support and guidance across a variety of areas.

The Hub includes a series of FAQs. If you have any specific questions or would like to talk to someone, we have set up an email address and number to contact us on:

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