London, voted “World’s Leading Destination” by World Travel Awards, is expected to notch up the highest number of international tourists this year, according to new research by MasterCard. Other leading lights include Bangkok, Istanbul and Dubai, which all experienced soaring arrivals.
Its mere design sent ripples across architectural London, Charles Dickens penned some of his life’s finest works here, the great Oscar Wilde was put on trial here for his sexual persuasion and, in 1980, the area changed function from fruit and vegetable market to modern day shopping and entertainment destination
Hotels in London have reported an upturn in revenue per available room in the final quarter of 2009, proving the lure of capital come boom or bust. However regional hotels are still continuing to suffer “worrying” falls in revPAR and occupancy, according to new figures from Deloitte.
Superbreak, the UK short break operator, has reported the success of its theatre breaks in 2009. As the year drew to a close, Superbreak made its 50,000th booking for a West End theatre package.