MANCHESTER has been selected as one on of the top ten most enthralling places to visit in 2017.

For people looking to explore the farthest reaches of the globe or vacation closer to home, this year is offering plenty of reasons to discover Manchester, according to Smarter Travel.

Manchester, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is reinventing itself yet again.

An influx of young residents seeking an affordable alternative to London have created a thriving urban culture of arts, bars, and restaurants.

In 2017 Manchester is celebrating the year of food and drink, promising to make it the tastiest year on record.

With businesses flourishing, and digital technology on the rise, Greater Manchester’s economic growth has boomed.

This is further driven by the large-scale and rapid expansion of the service sector, particularly financial & professional services.

David Emery- IBM vice president for General Business North said: “Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here”.

Manchester will end 2016 on a high note, following the announcement that the region has been awarded two top- ten Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rankings for strategy and connectivity.

Published today; the Financial Times FDI Global Cities of the Future 2016/2017 report, which focuses on 131 international cities

The city is well known for its events and with two of the biggest football teams in the world, multiple arenas and music venues, plus huge expo centres like event city and Manchester central, there is always something big going on.

Further to this, in recent years, Manchester has become a foodie’s paradise with new and exciting restaurants popping up all over the city.

Check out our reviews on some of the quirky restaurants in Manchester.

The music scene in Manchester is legendary, producing the likes of The Smiths, Oasis, Joy division, James, Elbow and The Stone Roses to name a few. With the most famous events such as WHP and Park life still being delivered today.

What’s also clear is that Manchester’s quirky spirit remains alive and well: street art tours, junkyard golf, water taxis, and plenty of pup-up dining to supplement the thriving dining scene are all part of the plan in the coming year.

Anam Ahmed


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