Olympics 2012 News
Car hire bookings increase for 2012 Olympics
Domestic and international bookings have significantly increased during the time of the London 2012 Olympics, according to 121carhire.com. Nearly 50% of bookings have been made by Britons between 20 July and 11 August, indicating that UK residents could be opting for car hire over public transport as their way of getting around during the Olympics.
Sir Paul McCartney to conclude London 2012 opening ceremony
Sir Paul McCartney will end the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games on July 27, according to reports.
Eurostar becomes the official carrier of the Belgian Paralympic team
Eurostar has revealed details of its partnership with the Belgian National Paralympic Committee, which will see the high-speed rail operator proudly carry the Belgian Paralympic team to London ahead of the Paralympic Games later this year.
Tourism bidding wars ahead of 2020 Olympic Games
Following the news Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid have been shortlisted by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Olympic Games, Breaking Travel News takes a look at just what these cities have to offer as potential mega sporting host destinations.
Dubai International in Olympic focus
Dubai International has unveiled a photographic exhibition by British artist Gabriella Sancisi celebrating the UAE’s top sportsmen and women most likely to represent their country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in July.
Olympic Torch begins UK tour
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.
Olympic Flame set to arrive in UK today
The Olympic flame is making its way to the UK on board a flight from Greece for the start of the 2012 torch relay. The torch is expected to arrive at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall this evening.
Olympic Stadium to be officially opened ahead of London 2012
Thousands of visitors have descended in east London in preparation for the official opening of the Olympic Stadium this evening. The London Olympics 2012 will begin in just over two months before the Games on July 27th
Celebrity Cruises to air Olympic Games onboard
It’s estimated that more than one-billion people will tune in for this year’s Olympic Games in the host city of London, and Celebrity Cruises has arranged for guests sailing on its modern luxury fleet to be amongst them.
Visitors descend upon UK capital for London Marathon
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.
Eurostar reports growth in leisure traffic
High speed rail service Eurostar has reported a good start to the year with continued growth in sales revenues and passenger numbers. This growth is expected to continue as London gears up for one its busiest ever summers as travellers flock to London to enjoy a range of attractions including the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the London 2012 Games and Festival.
VisitEngland marks 100 days to the Olympic Games with its top five winning activities
The 2012 Olympic sailing events are taking place in Weymouth, home to the best sailing waters in Northern Europe, according to the Royal Yachting Association. You can take to the waves yourself with SailLaser, where classes range from beginners to race training.