Ahead of the London Olympics 2012, London has established itself as the hottest city in the world right now and continues to own centre stage as it ranks as the top visitor destination in the second annual Global Destination Cities Index, according to MasterCard Worldwide.
Tourism officials of Chengdu, the hometown of the Giant Panda, are promoting the ancient city during the London 2012 Olympics to promote the city as a tourist and holiday destination. London Taxi Advertising contacted the tourism office to promote the effectiveness of Taxi Advertising and recommended the Outdoor Format to promote the diverse business and cultural city to the international audience in London during the Olympics.
As thousands of international and domestic visitors descend upon London to participate in the Jubilee celebrations, Breaking Travel News catches up with some of London’s top hotels to find out how business is faring for them during this festive period and what they have planned to mark the occasion.
British Airways is serving up a feast of six new flights from London City Airport this summer with the first of the new services taking off to Mahon in Menorca. The addition of the new routes means a total of 23 destinations in the UK, Europe and the USA will be served by British Airways from London City Airport.
The EDF Energy London Eye, London’s most iconic landmark, is delighted to offer its newest experience for Christmas 2012, the London Eye Barracuda. The beautiful vintage cruiser is available for private hire allowing guests to celebrate the Christmas festivities and take in London’s stunning views from a different perspective on the River Thames.
The Olympic Flame has started its 70-day tour of the UK in the run-up to the London 2012 Games. The Torch will travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.
Visitors and athletes are descending on London today for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon. More than 37,500 runners – including athletes, joggers, celebrities, world record breakers and charity fundraisers - have registered to participate in the race.
Caribbean Airlines is launching flights from Piarco, Trinidad to Gatwick, London, with four weekly non-stop flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, starting 14 June 2012. Tickets for the new service, which be operated by a 767 – 300 ER aircraft, will go on sale today.
A recent survey conducted by holiday home specialists Owners Direct has revealed that 50% of Brits in the South East who plan to, or have already rented out their homes for the Olympics are looking to escape the UK for a Mediterranean break.
The best thing is that many of the exhibitions on offer in the capital are entirely FREE, and sure to captivate your imagination. Explore this unforgettable capital. Following are merely a few of the displays you simply must see on a London tour:
Today, the EDF Energy London Eye is delighted to announce its brand new in-capsule experience, which will be available to all guests who visit London’s most iconic landmark. The London Eye’s capsules are now complete with state of the art Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices, displaying bespoke content created by LMC design and Henry Stuart Photography exclusively for the London Eye.
Corinthia Hotel London welcomed the UK Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey, and his esteemed panel of judges, including Downton Abbey’s, Dan Stevens, to announce the winner of the five-star hotel’s inaugural arts patronage initiative, the Corinthia Artist in Residency.