BTN catches up with Malte Siewert, managing director of trivago GmbH, to find out how London hotels are faring in the build up to the Olympics 2012, innovations in the online travel space, the changing role of social media and why apartment rentals are on his radar.
While many Britons might be excited about London being host for the 2012 Olympics, it seems that some have other ideas. A new study by the UK’s leading online independent travel agency has revealed almost a third plan to go away on holiday during the Olympics; with the majority stating it is specifically to get away from the busy period.
Leading inbound tour operators to the UK have revealed revised figures to those released earlier this week indicating that they are experiencing an average 95% downturn in bookings during the London Olympic period next year with some reporting plummeting sales of nearly 100% for August 2012.
Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a new campaign in New York ahead of the London Olympic Games in a bid to promote Britain a place to visit and do business.
Heathrow is considering plans to send Olympic athletes’ baggage by courier jets to help cope with large numbers of athletes arriving in the UK for the Games, according to reports.
A test event for The London 2012 Olympics featuring more than 150 leading cyclists is taking place today in London today.