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Open Call for Expression of Interest for a Scheduled Excursion Service from Manchester, U.K.


Marketing Manchester has been successful in securing Discover England funding from VisitEngland to implement a programme of activity in 2017/19 which aims to grow international tourism to Manchester and the North.


As part of this programme, Marketing Manchester is seeking to establish a commercial arrangement to support the development and operation of a pilot programme of regular scheduled excursions starting from Manchester in April 2018. Proposals are sought from operators with a track record who wish to develop bookable, commissionable day excursions in 2018 under this pilot programme. Marketing Manchester will provide a range of marketing and travel trade support for the introduction of the new service/s. This pilot programme will provide an opportunity to test and learn about all aspects of the viability of a new service.  


Marketing Manchester invites operators to submit a proposal to apply for this opportunity.  To make your application, please download the Tender Brief which contains further information about the opportunity and Document A Suitability Questionnaire that must be completed and submitted alongside your written proposal. Immediate expressions of interest need to be sent to:

Nick Brooks-Sykes

Director of Tourism

Marketing Manchester

Lee House, 56 Oxford Street

Manchester M1 6EU



The deadline for applications is 9 AM on Wednesday 31st January 2018Any submissions received after this day and time will not be accepted.


We look forward to receiving your proposal.