Great news on the Birmingham tourism front: analysis of 2011's figures show an increase in visitors by 740,000, bringing the total to 33.5 billion*.
The results coincide with news that Birmingham is set to benefit from a renewed drive to create a lasting tourism legacy for the UK from the success of London 2012. The city was placed firmly in the Olympic spotlight when athletic superstars Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, as well as Team GB's own Mo Farah 'bigged up' Birmingham.
* Figures based on research carried out by Global Tourism Solutions
If you're coming to stay with us in Birmingham, we'd recommend checking out the offers page on the Visit Birmingham website.
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian