OPINION - City is a world beater in tourism

GLASGOW has put itself firmly on the international map in recent years and the spin-off for tourism is already paying off.

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The city's reputation as a modern vibrant European destination has been forged over many years and those who visit leave impressed with the people, the architecture and the leisure facilities.

A key driver has been the success of the City Marketing Bureau, who have helped bring millions of pounds to the economy by attracting conferences from all over the world.

In the coming years the city has a huge opportunity to build on this success with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup in Scotland reaching an international television audience.

The Games are delivering new venues which tourists will also be able to take advantage of and the city will be able to host even more international events.

What needs to be ensured is that other work to improve transport infrastructure is carried out on time and effectively to make the city as accessible and connected as possible.

That includes sorting out an alternative to the M8 in accessing Glasgow Airport from the city, which is often the first experience visitors have of our city.

Then they can enjoy a great trip.

GLASGOW has put itself firmly on the international map in recent years and the spin-off for tourism is already paying off.

The city's reputation as a modern vibrant European destination has been forged over many years and those who visit leave impressed with the people, the architecture and the leisure facilities.

A key driver has been the success of the City Marketing Bureau, who have helped bring millions of pounds to the economy by attracting conferences from all over the world.

In the coming years the city has a huge opportunity to build on this success with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup in Scotland reaching an international television audience.

The Games are delivering new venues which tourists will also be able to take advantage of and the city will be able to host even more international events.

What needs to be ensured is that other work to improve transport infrastructure is carried out on time and effectively to make the city as accessible and connected as possible.

That includes sorting out an alternative to the M8 in accessing Glasgow Airport from the city, which is often the first experience visitors have of our city.

Then they can enjoy a great trip.

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