York's appeal even extends to arachnologists

York and Scarborough Conferences and the University of York have secured a contract with the British Arachnological Society to host its European Congress in August 2014.

The event means there will be more than 125 delegates staying in York for one week, with an estimated economic impact value of £106,330.

Laura Freer, business tourism marketing manager for York and Scarborough Conferences, said: "It is great for York to be hosting such a unique event as the British Arachnological Society Congress and we are really looking forward to welcoming delegates from across Europe to the city."

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