Olympics 2012 News

Life after London 2012: the legacy left behind

Life after London 2012: the legacy left behind

11th Sep 2012 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

With dozens of new venues and attractions being specifically constructed and opened for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we take a look at what will happen to these after the storm on this colossal event has settled. From shopping malls to white water rafting facilities, the legacy that London 2012 leaves behind is sure to benefit millions of local Londoners and tourists alike.

Holiday Inn staff on their marks for Paralympics

Holiday Inn staff on their marks for Paralympics

24th Aug 2012 Hotel News

The 75 Holiday Inn staff running the Village are aiming to clock up a staggering 5,000 miles by the time the curtain draws on London 2012 – the team were fitted with pedometers during the Olympics and recorded an incredible 3,222 miles at an average of 43 miles each.

How successful have the Olympics been for the travel industry?

How successful have the Olympics been for the travel industry?

HouseTrip.com, one of the world’s leading holiday rental websites, today reveals its bookings data from the Olympic Games period. A statistical snapshot of bookings to date for the 16-day Olympic period has shown that while overall bookings are down by 10%, bookings immediately pre- and post- the games have surged by 40% as travellers want to experience ‘Olympic’ fever in the 2012 host city without having to pay gold-medal prices.

London Olympics final events get underway

London Olympics final events get underway

11th Aug 2012 Tourism News

The final events of the London Olympics are underway ahead of Sunday night’s closing ceremony. Thousands of visitors and spectators have been lining the streets to watch the walking races and men’s marathon as athletics concludes in the Olympic Stadium.

A30 Egham Bypass Games Lanes opens

A30 Egham Bypass Games Lanes opens

11th Aug 2012 Tourism News

The Games Lanes on the A30 Egham Bypass in Surrey will now be opened up to all traffic in the period between the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, instead of the original plan that they should remain in force.