Why Blackpool

10 reasons to Meet in Blackpool

Blackpool is a beloved destination among delegates and event organisers have been seriously impressed with what the town has to offer.

Here are ten reasons why you should meet in Blackpool:

Exceptional service

The bureau's team comprises of highly skilled professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that each event is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client, and that it runs smoothly from start to finish.

The official convention bureau for Blackpool, the Blackpool Convention Bureau, is dedicated to ensuring the success of your event. Our team of experts can provide a variety of complimentary services and local expertise to help you plan and execute a successful gathering.

Subvention - a financial grant to save you money when you plan your conference in Blackpool

Subvention is a financial grant, issued and administered by Blackpool Borough Council, which assists with attracting conferences and conventions to Blackpool This allows them to secure and host more major business events, directly attracting business visitors to provide an enhanced economic benefit to Blackpool as a destination.

Subvention is awarded based on a criteria, which looks at numbers, accommodation and additional spend such as transport and parking, this is then awarded to the venue to enable them to offer discounts to meet conference budgets.

Meet Blackpool would be happy to apply for subvention on your behalf.

Connectivity

Blackpool sits right in the middle of the UK, on the North West coast of England. The resort is on the doorstep of major north west cities likes Manchester and Liverpool, and a short commute from most other major cities in the UK.

£1bn+ Growth & Prosperity programme

The £1bn+ Growth & Prosperity programme is about building long-term resilience, driving forward a wide range of improvements that aim to give visitors new reasons to visit the resort and residents a renewed pride in their town.

Venues

Blackpool provides event organizers with an impressive range of venue options, from the recently opened 21st century Conference and Exhibition Centre to the stunning Tower Ballroom, accommodating groups ranging from 5 to over 7,000 delegates.

Accommodation to suit budgets

Blackpool is home to a variety of accommodation options, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury hotels, ensuring attendees can choose the perfect accommodation that suits their needs and budget.

Following significant investment in the accommodation offer, Blackpool has welcomed 700 new hotel rooms of 4* quality and above since 2019.

Global Leaders

Blackpool is set to become the UK’s fastest growing economy digital economy by 2035, now connected to the transatlantic loop fibre network, Blackpool boasts some of the fastest and most reliable internet speeds in the whole of the UK.

Blackpool is also home to

  • Fourth largest aerospace cluster in the World
  • A global leader in energy & environmental innovations
  • The UK’s leading destination for advanced manufacturing

Value for Money

Among destinations in the UK, Blackpool stands out as offering event organisers highly competitive rates for per-person delegate costs, bedroom accommodations, and catering services.

The UK’s Favourite coastal destination

Retaining its title as the UK’s most popular seaside destination with more than 18 million visits a year and a tourist economy of £1.58bn.

Unrivalled Leisure Offer

Blackpool is home to the largest collection of branded visitor attractions outside of London. Home to the world’s most ride intensive amusement park, the UK’s largest indoor water park, the world-famous Blackpool Tower and the UK’s largest theatres amongst much more.

Train

The new electrified train line is now fully open and operational which has greatly improved travel times from across the country into Blackpool North.  The ease and accessibility of Blackpool to the business traveller has been further enhanced with a new direct London to Blackpool Avanti West Coast train service from London Euston. Direct trains now travel straight into Blackpool North - travel times are approximately 2.45hrs. The resort is also connected through the main train network to all other major towns and cities.

For more information and a full timetable go to www.thetrainline.com

Car

Blackpool remains easily accessible by car. The M6 motorway runs directly from the M1 and links Blackpool via the M55 to the main motorway network.  Driving into Blackpool couldn’t be simpler - follow the M55 right into the heart of the town centre and the resort’s largest car park.  This and our nearby town centre car parks offer a safe and welcoming place to park while in Blackpool. For further information and for details of how you can pre-book your parking space visit www.visitblackpool.com/plan-your-trip/getting-around/by-car

Fly

Situated on the Fylde Coast (just 2.5 miles from the town centre) and owned by Blackpool Council, Blackpool Airport was one of the first aviation sites in the UK. With a history dating back to 1909, all the resort’s attractions including the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Tower, Illuminations, Promenade, Zoo and Pleasure Beach are on its doorstep.
This is a new and exciting era for the airport. It is open for general aviation and can offer circuits, instrument training, night flying, aircraft parking, refuelling and a new lounge and flight briefing facility. The airport still welcomes a range of private aircraft and is open all year round. 

For our guests looking for commercial flights, the nearest airport is Manchester, accessible by direct train. The airport welcomes flights from over 200 destinations. For more information go to
www.blackpoolairport.com or telephone Operations on 01253 472525

Coach and group travel

Modern coaches are superbly equipped offering luxury, comfort, high quality and value for money.  National Express and other scheduled coach operators travel to and from the resort all year round. For more information go to www.nationalexpress.com/en or call 08717 818 181
Plan your conference & meeting in Blackpool with the Blackpool Convention Bureau.