Become A Visitor Economy Partner

Become A Visitor Economy Partner to promote your business locally, nationally and globally.

By becoming a partner of Marketing Manchester, you get to be part of and access to our award-winning multi-channel marketing campaigns, industry leading convention bureau, research, insight and digital channels. On your behalf we lobby government to recognise and support the tourism industry in Greater Manchester.

We promote Greater Manchester’s unique leisure offer for day visits and short breaks through consumer marketing, travel trade and media to recover the £9bn tourism sector to Greater Manchester, supporting 100k+ jobs.

We raise the profile of Greater Manchester as a destination for business visits, events, conventions, meetings and major sporting events.​ The conference & events sector is worth £862m to Greater Manchester.

View our pricing matrix below to see the full details.

Why is tourism so important to Greater Manchester?

Why Join?

In 2019 our Press and PR team hosted 133 media visits, briefed 177 journalists and communicated monthly with 1,400 contacts; resulting in 252 travel articles about Greater Manchester, with an estimated reach 463 million.

Our year round programme of campaigns engaged with domestic and international visitors each year, who bring £9 billion into our local economy. And our websites pushed messaging out to more than 3.7 million users. Our social channels had more than 455,000 followers with content reaching more than 20.6 million people.

Marketing Manchester is a rich and authoritative source of intelligence and data about the tourism sector in Greater Manchester. We gather intelligence to increase understanding in visitor markets, prioritise activity and inform strategy, to ultimately increase the destination’s competitiveness in a global market and best support businesses and employment levels locally.

The Manchester Convention Bureau brought 30 international conferences to the region with an economic impact of £30 million.

What do you get when you become a Marketing Manchester partner?

By becoming a partner of Marketing Manchester, you can get access to the following:

  • Inclusion in domestic campaigns
  • Inclusion in international campaigns
  • All year round digital promotion across VisitManchester and MeetInManchester channels
  • Business Tourism and Convention Bureau services
  • Access to and inclusion in digital assets
  • Inclusion in Press & PR media visit and relations services
  • Account management
  • Invites to exclusive partner events
  • Access to tourism industry insights and intelligence

Economic impact of conferences won - £30 million

Media coverage opportunities to see – 900 million

Social media engagements – 19 million

Website visits – 4.3 million

Marketing campaign engagements – 3 million

Campaigns & Activity in: UK, USA, China, Europe, Ireland