National and International tourism industry members head to Hull

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Influential members of the world’s tourism industry will descend on Hull next week in search of what Hull has to offer visitors.

Teams from VisitBritain will travel to Hull on Friday 26 February for a weekend soaking up Hull’s rich cultural offer.

During the trip, representatives will be taken to some of Hull’s key locations including a visit to the Deep, a morning at the Museums Quarter, a walking tour of the Old Town, as well as taking part in the ‘Ale Trail’ of Hull’s oldest licensed premises.

The visitors will also be given an comprehensive update on the physical regeneration work currently taking place across the city centre and future plans to transform Hull into a world-class visitor destination.

On Monday (22 February), Hull will also welcome award-winning international travel vloggers ‘The Vagabrothers’, as they embark on a ten day trip of the North of England.Recen

tly nominated as the “top 100 most influential travel bloggers worldwide” by the U.S. White House summit on global citizenship and cultural exchange, Marko and Alex have chosen to visit Hull as part of a ‘road-trip’ style trip and will produce videos and live updates via social media to over 133,000 subscribers.

The brothers will spend a day meeting local people to discuss Hull’s maritime history, Hull’s English Civil War links, the development of the Fruit Market area and what Hull did to become UK City of Culture 2017.

Councillor Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder for Visitor Destination said:

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming these leading travel experts to Hull and showing them what we have to offer.

Following Hull’s recent naming as places to visit in Rough Guides and The Telegraph; these visits are yet another sign that perceptions of our city are changing.

These are exciting times for Hull and the challenge now is to ensure that City of Culture and other recent investments deliver a lasting legacy for the people of Hull.

Following the visit, it is hoped the experiences will be reflected in future publications for Hull during and after UK City of Culture 2017.