Grand Central, the York-based rail operator has announced that they are to be the headline sponsor of the 25th York Residents’ Festival.
The festival is taking place this weekend and is organised by Make It York and s a ‘thank you’ to residents for the welcome they give to millions of visitors each year.
There will be an opportunity to explore more than 100 attractions around the city for free. This will be available to anyone with a valid YorkCard or student card. Also, a number of retails offers will be available in shops and food and drink outlets.
Grad Central will be handing out branded goodie bags to visitors to the festival. They are the headline sponsor of the York Residents’ Festival for the second year running. The transport around 450,000 people to/from York each year.
What did the officials say?
Liam Smallwood, Marketing Communications Executive at Grand Central, said:
“As a proud York company, we are delighted to be headline sponsor of the York Residents’ Festival in its milestone anniversary year. The event is a fantastic opportunity for the people of York to become a tourist for the weekend and discover new places to visit and things to do.
“Tourism is such a vital and thriving part of our city and we’re excited to be part of an event which gives something back to the people who make visitors to our beautiful city so welcome.”
Paul Whiting, Head of Marketing & Communications at Visit York said:
“It’s the warm and friendly welcome of residents that continues to draw visitors back year after year. This festival is our way as an industry to say thank you for this, and to share the many special ‘Only In York’ experiences on offer, exclusively to residents. With free entry to the city’s leading attractions and a host of special restaurant and shopping offers, there are so many fabulous experiences on offer for all the family to enjoy.”
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