Birmingham and Manchester listed as top business travel cities

Birmingham and Manchester are new entries on Egencia's list of the top 20 business travel destinations in Europe.

Birmingham and Manchester listed as top business travel cities
Birmingham and Manchester listed as top business travel cities

The list is the result of a study by Egencia, Expedia’s corporate travel unit, into how the booking trends of its European client base have changed over the past five years. The latest list sees Birmingham and Manchester replacing Munich and Berlin.

Emma Gray, director of marketing services at Marketing Birmingham, said: "Birmingham’s ability to attract visitors and businesses from across the globe has improved significantly in the past five years. Upgrades to its transport infrastructure, led by Birmingham Airport’s runway extension, and the growth of its hotel industry are enabling Birmingham to welcome more people than ever before.

"With major schemes such as New Street Station due to complete in 2015, and the construction of HS2 on the horizon, I expect Birmingham will continue to be recognised as an accessible, welcoming location for business travellers around the world."

The top 20 list is as follows:

  1. Paris
  2. Lyon
  3. London
  4. Lille
  5. Marseille
  6. Nantes
  7. Toulouse
  8. Bordeaux
  9. Strasbourg
  10. Brussels
  11. Nice
  12. Manchester
  13. Munich
  14. Rennes
  15. Amsterdam
  16. Barcelona
  17. Frankfurt
  18. Birmingham
  19. Madrid
  20. Düsseldorf

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