London News

London Olympics outlines ticket resale procedures

The London 2012 Organising Committee has confirmed details of its ticket resale process for Olympic and Paralympic ticket holders. Those who have bought tickets directly from LOCOG before January 6th 2012 will be able to resell their tickets via the London 2012 ticketing website from this date until February 3rd 2012.

DoubleTree by Hilton replaces Mint Hotels in London

DoubleTree by Hilton replaces Mint Hotels in London

19th Dec 2011 Hotel News

DoubleTree by Hilton has replaced the failed Mint Hotel brand in London, acquiring two of its properties. The new DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London and London – Westminster are two of eight Mint Hotels across the Netherlands and the UK joining the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.

BAA forced to sell Stansted Airport

BAA forced to sell Stansted Airport

19th Jul 2011 Airline News

The Competition Commission has confirmed BAA will be forced to sell Stansted Airport and either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, with the sales process expected to start in three months.

Cruise ships on course for London dock

Cruise ships on course for London dock

The Greater London Authority is set to offer its approval to plans for a new cruise terminal in Greenwich. Greenwich Council has already endorsed the proposals for the Enderby Wharf development which will provide a docking for cruise liners and the Thames Clipper.

Sahara Desert comes to London

Sahara Desert comes to London

12th Oct 2010 Press Release Tourism News

Londoners enjoyed an African Summer yesterday, as a scaled down version of the Sahara Desert was created on the South Bank, allowing passers by to experience one of the world’s most hostile and inaccessible environments.

ETOA warns London over Olympic backlash

20th Sep 2010 Hotel News

The European Tour Operators Association has warned London hoteliers they could be left empty handed during the 2012 Olympics unless they modify their expectations. By pushing up prices ahead of the event operators could reduce demand from conventional tourists creating a shortfall in revenue.

London hotels room rates rise

London hotels room rates rise

8th Dec 2009 Hotel News

London hotels appear to have finally come out of their downward spiral last month to post positive rates and occupancy levels. Occupancy averaged 85.8% and room rates £138.