Olympics 2012 News
WTM news: APD could wipe-out London’s Olympic legacy
The good work of the London 2012 Olympics in boosting the UK’s tourism potential is likely to be wiped out by next year’s increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD), a report by World Travel Market released today reveals.
Grenada taps into Olympic victory with new tourism campaign
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.
Life after London 2012: the legacy left behind
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.
Holiday Inn staff on their marks for Paralympics
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.
Britain’s golden moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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.
How successful have the Olympics been for the travel industry?
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 wins bronze medal for Team GB
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.
Jamaica claim Relay gold in record time
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.
Final day for Olympics gets underway
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.
London Olympics final events get underway
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.
A30 Egham Bypass Games Lanes opens
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.
Breaking Travel News interview: Darren Williams, international sales director, Eurostar
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.