Olympics 2012 News
Olympics: the Irish are coming, says Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries is expecting to carry thousands of Irish sports fans to the UK for the Olympics, with many of them travelling by coach.
British Grand Prix and Wimbledon boosts London tourism ahead of Olympics
London is once again in the spotlight this weekend as the Wimbledon finals and British Grand Prix has resulted in a surge in interest from sporting enthusiasts across the globe just three weeks ahead of the Olympics 2012.
M4 closed between London and Heathrow
The road that links London to Heathrow Airport has been closed after a crack was discovered in the road structure.
Korea Tourism launches campaign for Olympics
The Korea Tourism Organisation is set to unveil a four week digital Outdoor Advertising campaign ‘Buzz Korea’ on the Piccadilly Lite digital screen. The advertising will launch on Monday 16th July ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Games and run until the Closing Ceremony on 12th August.
Jamaican minister highlights plans for Jamaica 50 at Caribbean tourism forum
Jamaican minister Dr. Wykeham McNeill has highlighted some of the celebrations that are set to take place in key locations around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence.
2012 Olympics: Calais just a stone’s throw from London
Ten million tourists are expected in London for the 30th Olympiad from July 27 to August 12, 2012. That’s enough to make the candidate cities that weren’t chosen green with envy. However, as the British capital pulls out the stops to welcome its many visitors, its neighbors are preparing to get even!
Eurostar becomes official carrier for French Paralympic Team
Eurostar has revealed details of a new partnership with the French National Paralympic Committee, which will see the high-speed rail operator proudly carry the French Paralympic team to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Heathrow Olympics terminal unveiled
Heathrow has opened its temporary terminal to cope with the surge in passengers anticipated after the closing ceremony for the Olympics. The structure, which will have 31 check in desks and seven security lanes, is expected to handle more than 10,000 athletes and 37,000 bags.
London tops global visitor destinations ahead of Olympics 2012
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.
IHG opens doors to London 2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of two new generation properties, Holiday Inn London Stratford City and Staybridge Suites London Stratford City, at the heart of Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City.
Brits juggle holiday plans to stay home for London Olympics 2012
Brits are going to enormous lengths to give Team GB and ParalympicsGB a home advantage this summer, even if it means cancelling their holiday plans or personal engagements, according to a recent study from British Airways.
London Olympics 2012: 50 days to go
More tickets are set to be released for the 2012 London Olympic Games while preparations are gathering pace with 50 days to go until the opening ceremony