This early industrial metropolis has transformed itself into England’s vibrant northern capital – it’s the home of some of Britain’s biggest music legends, iconic landmarks, a thriving arts and culture scene and world-famous sports clubs. Manchester has a fantastic engineering and nuclear heritage. It is the home of notable achievements relating to the discovery of the atom, digital computing and since the 1960's, has been at the centre of the UK's nuclear power industry.
With a population of over 500,000 people, Manchester is one of Britain's fastest growing cities; the city's top football, music and culture credentials attract almost 1m international visitors every year.
Over 100 airlines offer direct flights to Manchester from 190 destinations worldwide, connecting over 22 million passengers to more places than any other airport in the UK. The airport is ideally placed to become your gateway to England's Northwest.
You can visit Manchester Airport's website to find out more about flights to Manchester.
For further information on public transport services, please see the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Sightseeing in Manchester
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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, Manchester
Tel: 0161 272 3200
International: +44 1612 723200
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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, set in the heart of Cottonopolis, is Manchester's largest four-star hotel. Perfectly located if travelling by rail, road or foot, our eye catching expanse dominates the skyline all the way from Piccadilly Station to the Mancunian Way allowing quick and easy access to and from all the major motorways.
- 100 meters from Manchester Piccadilly train station
- Direct trains from Manchester International Airport, 15 minute journey time with trains every 5-10 minutes
On 20th & 21st October we have secured a limited number of rooms at the venue hotel, at a special rate of £99, including VAT on a bed & breakfast basis. Please contact the hotel directly, advising reservations that you are attending the NAFEMS Conference and quoting booking reference NAFE201014, to book rooms at the discounted rate. This reduced rate is applicable to NAFEMS delegates until eight weeks prior to conference date.