Visit Birmingham say the city can 'offer even more' to visitors next year.
Birmingham has been announced as one of the top 10 cities in the world by a travel publisher.
Birmingham’s inclusion in Rough Guides’ acclaimed shortlist is testament to the city’s increasing appeal as one of the most attractive places in the world to visit.
The city’s global reputation continues to grow. As well as welcoming a record 34m people last year, Birmingham also attracted a 32% rise in international visitors - a greater increase than anywhere else in the UK.
With a spectacular 2015 in store thanks to a number of exciting new developments and events, we look forward to offering even more to our visitors next year than ever before.
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There are delays of up to 50 minutes on the M6 Northbound due to an accident involving two cars and a lorry.
It is affecting traffic from J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and up to J3a on the M6 Toll.
Two double decker buses and a car have been involved in a collision in Northampton.
Police were called to Barrack Road just before 13:00 today.
Two people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries and a Northamptonshire Police spokesman has confirmed no one else was hurt.
The buses have both been damaged and a lamppost has been knocked down into the road.
Barrack Road is currently closed one way around the area of the crash.
Network Rail is issuing the following advice to people using Birmingham New Street station this weekend, as it expects a surge in numbers of people visiting the city by train.
- Allow more time to catch your train – it is likely you will have to queue at peak times from Friday afternoon through the weekend.
- The station will be busy. Be prepared for large crowds using the station.
- There will be crowd safety measures in place. These are tried and tested and there for passengers safety.
- Last Saturday an additional 100,000 people used the station compared to an average Saturday (230,000 compared to 130,000)
Crowd control measures will be in force at Birmingham New Street Station again this weekend, after 100,000 more people than usual passed through the station last Saturday.
People reacted on social media last week that the concourse was overcrowded, and one person complained his 5 year old son had been injured.
@networkrailbhm never mind the footfall; children and pregnant mums were getting crushed at the bottom of your escalators today.
@networkrailbhm this was while your crowd management staff were around. It was dangerous and my 5yo got injured.
Network Rail said however they had received no formal complaints, and insisted the measures put in place were completely safe.
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Black Friday shopping weekend were two of the reasons cited for it being unusually busy last weekend.
One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry).
There is one lane closed and queueing traffic due to a broken down vehicle on A38(M) Aston Expressway inbound.
Its affecting between M6 J6 (Spaghetti Junction) and B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard / Victoria Road (Park Circus).