Salford tourism sees 7.6% increase in visitor spend

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WITH the development of MediaCity UK and historic attractions such as Salford Lads Club, the city of Salford has gained an increase in visitor spending.

Since 2013, this has increased by 4.6%, suggesting Salford tourism is on the rise.

This links with the rapid growth of MediaCity UK with shows like The Voice, which joined for second year of filming in the Dock10 studios in 2013, attracting people from around the country.

VisitSalford is a key part to the increase in tourism, working “with key organisations across the city to promote venues, events and destinations to visitors.”

The key attractions in Salford include Salford Lads Club, The Lowry, MediaCity UK and The Imperial War Museum, all of which have free entry.

While some view the Salford area as a strictly work based hub, many cite the development of Media City as a potentially huge tourist attraction in of its own right.

The big names attracting many to the Media City area include the likes of the BBC, ITV, Coronation Street the University of Salford and many more, causing a great deal of interest from the public.

The development of the the RHS Garden Bridgewater, slated to have a 2019 opening, is predicted to increase these rising trends only further.

This RHS garden will be the the largest gardening project in Europe, costing around £30 million, as well as being the society’s first garden project in 17 years.

With even more developments to come in the future, Salford’s tourism income expects to rise even higher.

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