Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel openings and exposure of the state through the new Twin Peaks TV series.

In the second quarter of this year, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport saw a 10% increase in the number of passengers travelling through the airport, rising to 12million people during that period, making it busier than London Gatwick. Overall, the airport’s passenger numbers have increased for 31 consecutive months.

In tandem with this the city's most recent tourism attraction has opened; a three-acre, £16 million Pavilion at the Museum of Flight. It features the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, Air Force One, Concorde, the B-17, B-29 and B-47 bombers. Founded in 1965, The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

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