Marketing Manchester’s annual Christmas campaign will gather momentum from Monday evening when this year’s festive TV spot premiers during Coronation Street.
Representatives from Greater Manchester’s tourism industry gathered last night to celebrate excellence in their field at this year’s Manchester Tourism Awards.
Travel agents throughout North America will be encouraged to bring more US and Canadian tourists into Manchester, with the advent of a new online educational program.
Marketing Manchester has signed a three-year deal with NOMA – the 20 acres mixed use development in the city centre - to help promote the region’s newest neighbourhood to visitors to the city.
Hotel occupancy in Manchester city centre last month was the highest August on record – with the monthly average at 77%.
The Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central later this month will generate £24.6m for the local economy.
Iwan Griffiths, the North West chairman of leading professional services firm PwC, has been appointed chairman of Marketing Manchester.
The number of overnight visits to Greater Manchester rose by 8.4% in 2012 – with 10.3m people spending a night in the city-region.
The tenth annual Manchester Tourism Awards is now open for entries – with 13 gongs up for grabs at the ceremony on 6 November.
The number of Brits visiting Manchester rose by 20% last year – from 2.6m (2,613,000) in 2011 to 3.1m (3,126,000) in 2012.