The Grenada Board of Tourism has launched a targeted campaign which showcases the achievements and emotional connection made by Olympic hero Kirani James. The short term web-based campaign aims to boost visitors to the region.
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.
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.
It’s been quite an exciting summer so far in Britain as the London 2012 Olympic Games have just come to a close. VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for England, Scotland and Wales, takes a look back at some of the most memorable and unforgettable golden moments.
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.
Tom Daley has won a bronze medal in the men’s 10 metre diving finals at the London Olympics 2012, despite a challenging year in which his father passed away.
Usain Bolt produced a storming final leg of the men’s 4 x 100m Relay as Jamaica set a new world record to claim a stunning gold.
The London 2012 Olympic Games come to an end with a star-studded Closing Ceremony, but there are still 15 gold medals to be handed out before the festivities commence.
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.
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.
With just three days to go for the ‘golden games’ in London, Breaking Travel News catches up with Darren Williams, director of sales from Eurostar, to find out how the Games have impacted on passenger figures over the past few months and new developments planned for the high speed rail service as it looks to travel into new markets.