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London Hits Visitor Record, Manchester Wants More

London had a record—just under 17 million—overseas visitors in 2013, even more than in the 2012 Olympic year. MORE


Meanwhile, Manchester, hometown of the Industrial Revolution and of one of the world's most famous soccer teams, would like more visitors to come see how it has reinvented itself in the Digital Revolution. Details from Skift

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I'm not sure if all of their reasons to why tourism is up in Manchester are right, but at least some of them are.  I think the main reasons tourism's up is that people are discovering how nice a destination it is and how inexpensive the city can be compared to London.  And they tell their friends. Visit Manchester has really done a great job promoting the city and it's paying off. Here's a trip report from Gumbo!

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