Why has Birmingham stood still in overall international visitor numbers

This graph shows figures from the international passenger survey; comparing Birmingham to Manchester. The figures are four year averages as individual years are not sufficiently reliable. What they show is that Manchester move ahead of Birmingham in the noughties. Why is this. It would be useful to look at the investments in cultural facilities and festivals so see if this might explain the divergence?

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2 comments

  1. I’m going to have a guess that Manchester United plays a part in that (sadly), whenever Villa play them away I’m always gob smacked by how many tourists are there in the home end

    1. Football will be a factor. @daniels_stuart on twitter thinks it might also be the Manchester International Festival. I think it might be that new cultural facilities have opened in Manchester – whereas Birmingham hasn’t invested much in cultural facilities in the last ten years.

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