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According to STEAM figures, tourism generates £7.5bn to the economy of Greater Manchester. That’s why occupancy levels of hotels in Manchester average 98%, especially at weekends and/or when there’s a big concert in town – like Simply Red at the Manchester Arena or a big football match like Manchester United v Man City. More and more hotels are opening to meet such high demand for rooms

Free bus travel for 16-18 year olds in Greater Manchester goes...

A new scheme offering free bus travel for Greater Manchester for 16 to 18 year olds came into operation this week amid claims that...

The 5-star Lowry Hotel is getting even more luxurious

Few hotels enjoy the location and reputation of The Lowry Hotel. A luxurious hideaway for those in the know and home to impromptu performances by...

Cultureplex and Bistotheque: sneak preview of the new all-day destination coming...

Overlooking Piccadilly Basin, Ducie Street Warehouse is the latest of the city’s heritage buildings to take on a new purpose. The vast building will house...

Manchester is in the middle of a cultural renaissance says Sunday...

Sweep away clichéd thoughts of Britpop, footballers’ wives and Corrie. Manchester is experiencing a "cultural renaissance" according to the Sunday Times. Writing in the Sunday...

Are these themed hotel suites the coolest in Manchester?

Manchester is a city that’s full of energy, famous for its buzzing nightlife, music and sport. It’s home to thriving venues and exciting events...

Bakes and cakes on a plane – what you can take...

Manchester Airport is gearing itself up for one of its busiest weekends ever. The UK’s third largest airport is expecting Friday 23rd August to be...

Star Wars stormtroopers spotted on East Lancs Railway

Five stormtroopers from the Star Wars films have been spotted at Bolton Street Station in Bury, along with Darth Vader and Chewbacca. But as Obi-Wan...

Off the rails: Northern begins retiring its Pacer trains

Northern finally began withdrawing its decrepit Pacer trains – dubbed “not so much rolling stock as a laughing stock” – from Greater Manchester’s tracks...

Canine critic wanted! Could your pet pooch be the first ever...

Does your dog enjoy the finer things in life? Pet-friendly hotel reviews have increased by 62% in the last two years. And so today, Hotels.com...

Below the Manchester nightclub that has hidden luxury bedrooms in its...

Manchester Hall is one of the most recognisable yet secret buildings in town. Originally The Freemasons Hall, it opened back in 1929 as the home...

Get free travel on Metrolink for a year with Moda

Getting around Manchester isn’t the easiest thing to do. The roads are mobbed with heavy traffic, there’s next to no parking in the city,...

Drone footage captures progress on new Metrolink line to Trafford Centre

Progress on Metrolink's long-awaited link to the Trafford Centre has passed a major milestone with the completion of vital new sidings and overhead lines...

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