The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has unveiled the route that the Queen’s Baton Relay will take through England this summer. Travelling via land, air and sea, more than 180 communities in England will experience the Queen’s Baton on a route spanning 2,500 miles.
The 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted in the Australian state of Victoria in March 2026. The sporting extravaganza will take place across multiple cities and regional hubs, including Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat. The Opening Ceremony will be staged at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A programme to maximise the long-term economic impact made by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been unveiled. The plan will operate from early 2021 until the end of 2023.
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.