In 2019, tourism contributed £9bn to Greater Manchester’s economy, sustaining over 101,000 jobs. Conferences alone contributed spend of £862m, indicating the significant economic contribution both business and leisure tourism make for the city-region’s economy and the sectors important role in supporting our foundational economy.

Greater Manchester aspires to be a “world class visitor hub for business and leisure tourism”, sustainably increasing the number of visitors to the city-region and improving the city-regions offer.

The GMCA works closely with Marketing Manchester, Greater Manchester’s official tourism board and destination marketing organisation to achieve this ambition.