Tourism bodies across Birmingham have welcomed the news that the city will host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The announcement was officially made by the Commonwealth Games Federation at a special event at the Arena Academy school near the Alexander Stadium, the centrepiece for the Games in five years’ time.
Commonwealth Games England has announced that STA Travel has become Team England’s first Official Travel Partner. Founded in Australia, the location for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, STA Travel has been providing adventurous travel for over 35 years and is today recognised as the largest student and youth travel specialist.
Hotel occupancy in Glasgow soared during the Commonwealth Games, new figures have revealed. The monthly LJ Forecaster report, from tourism market research specialists LJ Research, shows that average occupancy across the nine nights of the Games in July reached 97.3 per cent.
Scotland has welcomed the world with an Opening Ceremony to the XX Commonwealth Games featuring thousands of friendly faces, a blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado and a soundtrack made for the best party in town. Global celebrities joined thousands of locals to bring a tantalising mix of tradition, irreverent fun and true Glaswegian hospitality to life for the world to see.
Thousands of athletes and officials have now arrived in Glasgow as excitement builds ahead of tonight’s official opening ceremony at Celtic Park. More than 1,000 athletes from 25 countries arrived for the Games at Glasgow Airport on Tuesday, including teams from Bangladesh, New Zealand, India and Singapore.
Glasgow will revel in the international spotlight as the host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games later this month. Ahead of the Opening Ceremony on July 23rd, Breaking Travel News reporter Alice McKeown visits the city to check out some of the highlights visitors can expect.
Jamaica promises to bring its own unique vibrant and colourful brand of celebration and fanfare to the sporting calendar this summer. The Jamaica Tourist Board announced today that the Jamaica House Glasgow will open its doors, this time during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, taking place July 23rd-August 3rd, 2014.
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and the Official Airline Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, has today fired the starting pistol on the first leg of the Baton’s journey round the world, beginning its international journey in Glasgow.
Australia’s Gold Coast has won the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which promises to be the largest international event to be held in Australia over the next decade. The Gold Coast is the sixth largest region in Australia and is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
After 11 days of intense competition the curtain will fall on the Delhi Commonwealth Games later with a spectacular closing ceremony in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In what promises to be an exciting day for the city, the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony is also taking place at The Claridges Surajkund.