In British and European terms, Manchester has always been a city that encourages tourists to unearth its treasures.
As a result, 2018 saw a 10% rise in visitors from overseas countries. In 2019, the local authority decided to increase their target to £1.2 billion in business tourism.
The city has been through highs and lows recently, yet it appears as if the future is set to be even brighter on the tourist front because Andy Burnham could easily watch records tumble with millions of more visitors flocking here for these very reasons.
Investment in Natural Beauty
Manchester isn’t the only entity to value natural beauty. Over the past year, millions of have visited national parks around the country. The Lake District is easily the most popular among guests, with an average of 24 million visitors per year. In 2020, the region hit £3 billion from business tourism for the first time.
However, the trend has been scaling upwards since 2016, with pretty much every national park experiencing a rise in guests year on year. For Manchester, this is excellent news due to the city’s brilliant location next to some of the biggest natural hot spots in England.
The Lake District is less than 90 minutes away, for example, while the Yorkshire Dales is only next door. Of course, the Peak District is even closer as it’s in neighbouring Derbyshire.
Thanks to its proximity to these increasingly popular beauty spots, the city will surely experience a wave of tourism made up of people who base themselves in Manchester.
Consolidating Its Facilities
Anyone who has spent time in Manchester will know that the city has excellent facilities.
Only recently, the Mayor of Greater Manchester announced his plans to reassert control over the city’s buses by 2024. The tram service, which is one of the few left in the north and the whole of the UK, is regularly on time and beloved by locals and guests.
Then, there are the improving nightlife and hospitality scenes, both of which pull in hundreds of millions a year and give back to the economy. Yet, what makes the future exciting is the impact of technology on services that people used to travel for specifically, such as overseas gambling facilities. The likes of Las Vegas and Macau are renowned as global stars as millions of people flock to the cities for incredible gambling experiences.
Previously, Manchester would have found it hard to compete, but the internet means the city can appeal to a wide range of people by offering the same experience virtually. By showing people how they can find the best American online casino without going to the US or China, Manchester is bound to strike a perfect balance between providing betting services without the hassle. For example, Brits from other parts of the Kingdom can cut the costs of a holiday by travelling to Manchester while still getting the full US casino vibe by logging in to their favourite provider online.
Manchester is already a shining light of domestic and international tourism since it’s a famous destination with millions of visitors. However, its location and investment in its facilities may lead to an explosion of interest from around the UK and the globe.
A company is looking to pay someone £400 a month to relax in the bath
There’s nothing more perfect at the end of a long day than running a nice warm bath and getting some good relaxation in, right?
Well, get this – there’s actually a company out there who’s willing to pay you to do just that.
If you’ve ever wondered whether the dream job actually does exist, then here’s your question answered, as bathroom wholesaler, Bathroom Deal, is currently on the look-out for a ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ to help it take customer satisfaction and quality assurance one step further.
The company says the customer experience is one of its “top priorities”, and that its mission is to make sure every customer is “more than happy” with the quality and functionality of the products it sells, as well as being satisfied with its our affordable prices.
But to do this, it’ll need a helping hand from one big bath-taking fan first, which is why the company is currently hiring for the coveted new role.
From luxury freestanding and fun whirlpool baths, to classic P-shaped tubs and corner baths, Bathroom Deal’s new ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ will be expected to test out the quality of all the company’s different kinds of baths, so that it can be confident in the products it’s putting online for its customers.
The successful applicant will be asked to assess their time spent in the tub based on how comfortable they found it, how relaxed they felt, how easy it was to run the bath, and a whole load of other questions about the standard and practicality of the tubs.
“This new role is paramount to ensuring the high quality levels of our products,” the company said in the job specification.
Whilst in the bath, the lucky bather is welcome to watch Netflix, enjoy a bath bomb, listen to the radio, and ultimately, do all they can to simply try and relax, as this way, the company reckons they’ll be able to “authentically assess” both the comfortability and functionality of the products.
Applications for the coveted ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ role are now open / Credit: Karolina Grabowska (via Pexels)
Oh, and did we mention you’ll get paid £400 a month for the ‘work’? Well, you will.
Does this sound like the ideal job for you? Of course it does, so if you fancy sticking an application in, all you need to do is be able to commit to between one and four hours a week to the position, and have strong written communication skills for completing feedback assessments.
You’ll also need to have a bathroom in your home that’s large enough to have Bathroom Deal’s fitters install baths of various sizes, up to one type per month.
Rudy’s is launching a Leap Day competition to win FOUR YEARS of free pizza
One of Manchester’s best-loved restaurants is celebrating this year’s Leap Day with an absolutely unmissable competition.
We’re talking FOUR YEARS worth of free pizza kind of ‘unmissable’.
In what is, quite literally, a once-in-a-four-year opportunity, Rudy’s has announced that it’ll celebrating the upcoming Leap Day this Thursday (29 February) by giving one lucky – and hopefully hungry – pizza fan the chance to win one of its elusive ‘Famiglia Cards’.
The popular pizzeria chain’s – which has Manchester city centre sites on Peter Street, Portland Street, and in Ancoats, alongside suburban restaurants in Chorlton, Didsbury, Sale, Warrington, and soon-to-be Prestwich, and loads more cross the UK – ‘Famiglia Cards’ are very rare.
Rudy’s is launching a Leap Day competition to win FOUR YEARS of free pizza / Credit: Rudy’s (via Instagram)
So rare, in fact, that according to Rudy’s, there’s apparently only 30 of them in circulation nationwide at the moment.
Each card usually entitles its owner to two free Rudy’s pizzas per week for a whole year… but this ‘Leap Day Famiglia Card’ is taking things one step further.
That’s because, the foodie lucky enough to secure this special card will be awarded the one-off opportunity to tuck into two free Rudy’s pizzas per week for the next FOUR years.
This equates to more than £4,000 or 16 Rudy’s pizzas between now and March 2028.
There’s said to only be 30 rare Rudy’s ‘Famiglia Cards’ in circulation across the UK / Credit: Rudy’s (via Supplied)
How amazing does this sound? To be in with a chance of claiming the coveted card, all pizza lovers have to do to enter the limited-time-only competition is look out for the dedicated post set to be shared on the official Rudy’s Instagram page @wearerudyspizza at 5pm this Leap Day (29 February).
With the competition only open for 24-hours, you’ll just need to make sure you’re following the Rudy’s account, then tag the friend you’ll be inviting to join you for free pizza in the comments.