MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: More and more tourists are discovering how brilliant Manchester is with overseas visitors up by 10 percent

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Release date: 24/7/2018

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Professor Gary Davies, Manchester Business School retail and branding expert for 25 years, agrees that Manchester is now more ‘on the map’ than ever.

 

“If you ask people abroad to name cities they’ve heard of in the UK they remember London - but they can usually remember Manchester.

 

“I remember when I arrived here 40 years ago and there were hardly any hotels, there wasn’t the interest to build them, the focus was on manufacturing jobs not service jobs.

“At the time it was extremely difficult for business people to find a hotel in Manchester. Now there are good hotels, restaurants and cafes, there is choice and the good places aren’t known only to Mancunians like they used to be.”

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TitleMore and more tourists are discovering how brilliant Manchester is with overseas visitors up by 10 percent
Media name/outletManchester Eveing News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/07/18
DescriptionProfessor Gary Davies, Manchester Business School retail and branding expert for 25 years, agrees that Manchester is now more ‘on the map’ than ever.

“If you ask people abroad to name cities they’ve heard of in the UK they remember London - but they can usually remember Manchester.

“I remember when I arrived here 40 years ago and there were hardly any hotels, there wasn’t the interest to build them, the focus was on manufacturing jobs not service jobs.

“At the time it was extremely difficult for business people to find a hotel in Manchester. Now there are good hotels, restaurants and cafes, there is choice and the good places aren’t known only to Mancunians like they used to be.”
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/more-more-tourists-discovering-how-14948125
PersonsGary Davies