Manchester continues to be a popular choice
In total, Manchester’s business tourism industry generates £823m a year for the city-region economy and attracts 4.9m delegates. This year it is looking to top £61m worth of conference business and 34,000 delegates. – (Source C&IT)
Manchester now also features in the top 20 European destinations for Egencia – Expedia’s corporate travel arm.
Notably, Nick Brooks-Sykes, director of tourism at Marketing Manchester, said “2014 was a very good year for Greater Manchester’s hotel industry with occupancy levels outstripping previous records set across the conurbation. To see figures continue to rise alongside ever-expanding bedroom stock speaks volumes about the current health of our tourism industry.” and 2015 looks to be an even greater success story.
With excellent rail, road and air links Manchester is ideally positioned for both domestic and International use. No wonder so many significant organisations that include health and scientific groups have made Manchester their city of choice.