Liverpool – The Place To Culture Business Growth
In 2008, Liverpool was European Capital of Culture. Since then, business has been booming and tourism developing as the city’s leading industry. Company executives regularly book accommodation in Liverpool as a precursor to setting up new business outlets, while Liverpool serviced apartments are the new alternative to hotels for those visiting the Mersey area for pleasure.
The catalyst that sparked this transformation may well have been a desire to emulate the urban transformation which has revitalised its historic rival, Manchester. During the 1970s and the 1980s both cities were badly hit by changes in the national economy. Deindustrialisation affected the prosperity of the two cities in an adverse fashion. However, first Manchester and now Liverpool have been turning things around. Both cities have impressive cultural assets and Liverpool is now exploiting these more effectively than in the past. Accommodation in Liverpool is therefore in demand.
Beyond Liverpool’s flaking paintwork and high unemployment rate lay grandeur, history and culture – brought to the fore in the new Millennium. The Adelphi has undergone a major transformation, and is no longer the “Fawlty Towers of Merseyside.”
Today, people visit Liverpool for both business and pleasure. The city has a rich Georgian heritage, with historic dockyards, iconic museums, beautiful churches and public buildings dating from the 1700s. CAA figures prove how the tourism boom has affected Liverpool’s economy: in 2006 the John Lennon Airport was recognised as Europe’s fastest-growing regional airport, attracting more than 5 million passengers. Many of them headed straight for Liverpool luxury serviced apartments like ours at Serviced City Pads.