Internationally known for the friendliness of its welcome, Glasgow has also been named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top ten must-see cities, and was listed in the New York Times top places to visit.
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Glasgow will partner with the magnificent Loch Lomond, renowned for its natural beauty and no stranger to hosting open water events, the outstanding Strathclyde Country Park, an iconic venue in the valley of the River Clyde, and Scotland's capital city Edinburgh as it stages its world-renowned international festival. And fresh from staging the Ryder Cup in 2014, the iconic Gleneagles venue will also be at the heart of the event.
Glasgow and Scotland's sporting reputation has never been higher. Having delivered what is now widely recognised as the best ever Commonwealth Games and the 2014 Ryder Cup, Scotland continues to attract events of the very highest quality including the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, 2017 World Badminton Championships and the MTV European Music Awards.
- Glasgow currently ranked number 5 in the world in the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards
- Glasgow was named one of the top 20 'Best of the World' destinations for 2016 by National Geographic Traveler
- Scottish tourism supports 29,000 jobs and the visitor economy is worth £11m
- Glasgow is home to more than 100 cultural organisations and is one of only 19 UNESCO Cities of Music worldwide
- Scotland has been voted the world’s Best Cinematic Destination by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2015
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