Mcr City Region: £6.5bn tourism sector in spotlight

THE estimated £25m boost to Manchester from hosting the Conservative Party conference is one of a number of showpiece events that generates more than £6.5bn a year to the city-region's economy.

As well as conference and events - so called business tourism - the city's sporting, academic and cultural credentials also put it on the map and make Manchester the number three UK tourist destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh.

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