Manchester Budget Hotels Attract Staycationers

England 12/08/2013 – The great range of budget hotels that are available in the city of Manchester suit visitors who have less to spend than before.

Despite being on a tight budget, most people in the UK are still looking for a way to take a break from their regular lives. They are increasingly opting to stay in the UK, to take a staycation. In addition, many are going away for just a few nights instead of for a week or two at a time. These two trends are making city breaks a popular choice, which is very good news for the owners of budget hotels in Manchester and most other UK cities. They are finding that their hotels are fuller than they have ever been.

Sports fans are also filling the city’s budget hotel beds. During the football season, tens of thousands of Manchester United and City fans come to watch their beloved teams. A significant number of the fans that come to the city are from the other end of the UK. They often want to spend a night in the city rather than drive too far in one day.

Increasingly, during the week, the budget hotel beds in the city are being filled by businesspeople. Many of them are in the city to attend exhibitions and trade fares. These days most companies’ travel budgets are very tight, so budget hotels are the first choice when it comes to accommodation. The fact that the standard of the accommodation in the budget sector has improved so drastically over the past decade is also feeding demand from the business community.

Manchester is still attracting foreign visitors
However, Manchester is not only a destination for UK nationals. More and more international visitors are coming to the city and visitor numbers are up by around 15%. In 2012, the number of international visitors staying in the city broke through the one million mark. Many stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Manchester City. A lot of international travellers specifically seek out this hotel chain, because they use the chain wherever they travel in the world. This hotel’s location on the Albert Dock makes it particularly popular with tourists who love the vibrancy of the area, and the great transport connections with the rest of the city.

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