A NEW tourism itinerary for the West Yorkshire area has been designed to boost "staycations."

World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on September 27 and the theme this year is ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’.

This year Visit Bradford is celebrating the day with the launch of a new "48hrs in West Yorkshire itinerary" to encourage more visitors to come and enjoy the region.

Visit Bradford has been working in collaboration with Visit Leeds, Experience Wakefield and Visit Calderdale to create the two-day itinerary which serves as an introduction to the some of the highlights of West Yorkshire. The itinerary is being shared on each of the partner’s websites and being promoted via their social media platforms.

The whole itinerary can be completed using sustainable public transport using rail links between the different areas across West Yorkshire. There are several offers to help people to save money whilst using public transport to complete the itinerary including the West Yorkshire Train Day Rover ticket which gives a day’s unlimited travel between all West Yorkshire stations.

This two-day itinerary encourages visitors and residents to enjoy a ‘staycation’ from their doorstep.

Attractions on the Bradford side of the itinerary include the National Science and Media Museum and City Park.

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Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “This is the latest itinerary to be added to our Visit Bradford website and really complements the other great itineraries which include suggestions for exploring a curry trail, Victorian Bradford, film heritage and the great outdoors.

“This is the first itinerary we’ve put together in collaboration with other tourism bodies in West Yorkshire and it’s great to see this partnership work sharing just some of the great things to see and do in our part of the world.

“Releasing this new itinerary, we hope people will be able to take full advantage of their time whilst ticking off some of the ‘must visit’ places in West Yorkshire, along with foodie suggestions where they can take some time out and relax with some of Yorkshire’s renowned hospitality.

“Using the train gives you the freedom to explore the area and it’s a much greener, cleaner and more sustainable way to travel. We hope this will be the start of your West Yorkshire adventure, which we’re sure will leave you wanting to come back for more.”

Find details of itineraries on the Visit Bradford website here