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UK government needs to step up to help Olympics tourism legacy

UK government needs to step up to help Olympics tourism legacy

London 2012 will have a positive impact on future UK tourism, but the government still needs to do more to help, said delegates at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank. Senior buyers from WTM Meridian Club involved the hotel … December 11, 2012
Grenada’s golden boy Kirani James returns home

Grenada’s golden boy Kirani James returns home

ST. GEORGES, Grenada - World and Olympic 400 m champion Kirani James finally returns home to his native Grenada this week following his record-breaking performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Professional commitments and his studies delayed his … August 30, 2012
WTM Sports programs reviews 2012 Games success for tourism

WTM Sports programs reviews 2012 Games success for tourism

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has a comprehensive Sports Tourism program reviewing the success of the London 2012 Olympics and assessing the benefits and constraints for host nations of major sporting events. The … August 28, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago, reeling in Olympic glory

Trinidad and Tobago, reeling in Olympic glory

Known for fresh seafood, friendly people, a coastline dotted with hidden beaches, and some of the best surfing spots in the Caribbean, the tiny fishing village of Toco, on Trinidad’s northeast coast, is now shining on the international stage as the … August 16, 2012
The ultimate London address in summer 2012

The ultimate London address in summer 2012

LONDON, England - Making last-minute plans to attend the Summer Olympics? Looking for the ultimate London address? Visitors may still be able to reserve one of Corinthia Hotel London's Seven Penthouses, unrivaled in world-class luxury. Corinthia Hotel … July 23, 2012
Spirit of Grenada brought to Great Britain by Grenada Olympic team

Spirit of Grenada brought to Great Britain by Grenada Olympic team

The Grenada Olympic team was given the warmest of welcomes in the UK this weekend with two days of celebrations in Harrow and Horsham near London, within hours of reigning champion, Kirani James, claiming Gold in the 400 meters at London Diamond League … July 20, 2012
London 2012 to boost UK foreign guests by 330,000

London 2012 to boost UK foreign guests by 330,000

The UK will only welcome an additional 330,000 international visitors as a direct result of hosting the London 2012 Olympics, reveals research at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference London. Euromonitor International Head of Travel and Tourism … April 23, 2012
London set to suffer 95 percent leisure tourism slump during Olympic Games

London set to suffer 95 percent leisure tourism slump during Olympic Games

In a survey conducted among its members, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has discovered that a major slump in leisure tourism bookings is underway. At the end of October 2011, ETOA canvassed 38 operators who move more than two million people … November 6, 2011
Olympics Minister to open World Travel Market 2011

Olympics Minister to open World Travel Market 2011

UK Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt will open World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry – the final WTM before the 2012 London games. WTM 2011 will have a strong sports tourism theme as the event examines the potential … September 29, 2011
London 2012 casts shadow of UK’s inbound prospects

London 2012 casts shadow of UK’s inbound prospects

Availability of hotel rooms during the London 2012 Olympics is emerging as a key concern for inbound operators and agents, reveals the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank. Senior hotel buyer members from WTM’s Meridian Club … June 3, 2011
Tour operators report 50 percent decline in inbound business for UK in Olympic year

Tour operators report 50 percent decline in inbound business for UK in Olympic year

At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: tax, visas, and the impact of the Olympic Games. CURRENT … March 14, 2011
Inbound tourism industry struggles to book hotel rooms during the London Olympics

Inbound tourism industry struggles to book hotel rooms during the London Olympics

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has studied tourism effects in past Olympic cities and has identified several issues associated with previous Olympic Games, which have damaged inbound tourism to the host destination. The market for hotel … September 13, 2010
IIPT and eTurboNews call for world travel and tourism industry support of Olympic Truce

IIPT and eTurboNews call for world travel and tourism industry support of Olympic Truce

The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), together with eTurboNews, is calling for all sectors of the world travel and tourism industry to join with both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations in a call for … January 31, 2010
Olympics is a tourism problem

Olympics is a tourism problem

One of the benefits claimed for the Olympic Games is a boost in tourism to the host city. This boost, according to data obtained by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), is wholly illusory. Indeed there are indications that the impact of the … November 4, 2009
Travelers were delaying trips until after the Beijing Olympics

Travelers were delaying trips until after the Beijing Olympics

The online travel agency, Ctrip.com International, Ltd., shared that its net income was RMB119 million (US$17 million), representing a 35 percent increase from the same period in 2007 and a 21 percent increase from the previous quarter. Net revenues were … August 18, 2008
Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has published a report reinforcing the conclusions of a study it published two years ago that hosting the Olympic Games typically stalls tourism growth.Reports are coming in from China that newly built hotels … July 7, 2008



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