There are plenty of what’s on cultural listings sites in Manchester, hey we even run one – CreativeTourist.com – but there is nowhere that local residents can find out about activity happening in their own neighbourhood. So when Manchester City Council was looking for a partner to work with to solve this problem, we jumped at the chance.
Working with our web build partners Oh Digital, we created the new site – Loads to Do – which is built on our integrated online listings platform Culture Hosts. This means that it’s easy for partners to upload their content and it’s just as easy for anyone using the site to find out what’s happening on their doorstep, or in any of the 32 wards that make up the city of Manchester.
Loadstodo.co.uk launched just in time for the summer holidays and is already receiving high traffic to the site. It will be a permanent hub for residents who wish to access the latest information about events and activities happening across Manchester.
Culture Hosts captures information about events, venues, attractions, and local businesses within tourist hotspots and local authority regions. It can be used to centralise and share listings with websites or other applications, helping to make visitor destination listings much easier to manage and more accessible.
Locally, Culture Hosts feeds listings to CTConsults’ own consumer-facing website creativetourist.com which targets visitors to the North of England, and it also feeds cultural listings to visitmanchester.com, targeting national and international visitors to the city, as well as Manchester Wire, Our Pass and Oxford Road Corridor websites.
Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council
CTConsults has been delivering with clients in Manchester and across the country over the last five years to find new solutions to the issue of widening access to what’s on cultural listings.
Loads to Do enables Manchester City Council and partners to promote events and activities to local residents representing every neighbourhood of the city.
Culture Hosts provides a quick and efficient way for partners to upload listings information.
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