Summer Olympic Games

VisitBritain's 'GREAT' campaign helped deliver a gold medal-winning performance for UK inbound tourism

‘The Olympic Bounce’: British tourism hits pre-recession levels

By Luke Nicholls

One year on from hosting the London 2012 Olympics, Britain’s tourism industry is booming. The latest figures from the ONS International Passenger Survey show we’ve had the best first-half of a year since 2008, with tourism spend at an all-time high.

Over 600 pieces of catering equipment are being auctioned in Swindon on 31 January

Olympics catering stock up for sale

By Luke Nicholls

More than 600 lots of catering equipment used for the London 2012 Olympics is being put up for auction at the end of the month.

Greene King and Spirit have seen like-for-likes increase by 5.1 and 4.1 per cent respectively

Greene King and Spirit overcome Olympics drag and wet summer

By Luke Nicholls

Pub groups Greene King and Spirit Pub Company have admitted that the London 2012 Olympics disrupted summer trade, but the poor weather has not been a dampener on business as both firms have reported an increase in sales. 

The Railway Tavern in Stratford: one of the hospitality industry's winners during the London 2012 Olympics

Pubs see sales turnaround during London 2012 Olympics

By Luke Nicholls

Sixty per cent of pubs saw an upturn in trade during the second week of the London 2012 Olympics, with one in five operators seeing like-for-likes increase by 11 per cent or more compared with the same period last year.

Hotel prices are set to drop by around 35 per cent in London, while average prices are up by 46 per cent in Edinburgh

London hotel prices drop, Edinburgh prices rise

By Luke Nicholls

Any positive effects of the London 2012 Olympics on the hotels in London are likely to be offset with a drop in room prices by an average of 35 per cent across the capital.


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