Spring is in the air, Easter is just around the corner and if you’re anything like me it’s right about now that you start thinking of your holidays.
Paris, Rome, Madrid. Maybe even The USA or Mexico come to mind?
OK then, how about Liverpool?
Hey, I’m serious here.
The very city that we at Webrevolve call home has been voted the fourth best tourist destination in the UK behind only London, Edinburgh and Torquay in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards, given out by hotel review website TripAdvisor.
The awards, which are based on millions of online reviews and ratings, are given to towns and cities with the best visitor ratings on the TripAdvisor website.
Belfast, York, Bristol, Llandudno, Leeds and Birmingham completing the top 10 after Liverpool.
Alright, it might be a bit of a busman’s holiday for the likes of myself who live here, but those of us who are familiar with the city certainly wouldn’t disagree with results of the survey.
However, for Mayor Joe Anderson a top four finish is only the beginning (and I’m not talking football here), he wants Liverpool to be pushing London for the top spot next year.
He told the Liverpool ECHO: “Tourism is a top priority for us. We are very ambitious and very bold.
“It is clear we are doing things right and promoting our city in all the best ways.
“Liverpool is rightly in fourth position but that will not stop us pushing even further. Next year, I’d like to see us one behind the capital.”
Visitors to the city can look forward to a bumper year with plenty of big events events including; the return of the giants, the International Festival for Business and the Liverpool International Music Festival – just some of the biggest attractions planned for 2014.
So pack your bucket and spade (yes, we have beaches too!) and start planning your trip to Liverpool – we’ll see you there!