London Olympics spark rise in event bookings with 1,000 days to go

The 2012 London Olympics are stimulating a rise in event bookings with 1,000 days remaining until the opening ceremony.

London Olympics 2012
London Olympics 2012

David Sharpe, the London Eye director who is chairing the Events 2012 Development Group, said today: "Venues and destinations throughout London and the rest of the UK are already seeing event business being booked. Things are picking up now, and I'm sure we will see this increase early in 2010."

Several national teams have confirmed the location of their training camps, with the US choosing Birmingham and the Japanese team chosing Loughborough.

Glasgow SECC has announced that it will host 3,000 delegates when the International Convention of Science, Education and Medicine in Sport takes place in the run-up to the Games.

The Events 2012 Development Group was founded by Visit London and Visit Britain to help the event industry maximise the opportunities of the Olympics and act as a link between organisations such as the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), sponsors and official agents.

One of its first acts was to introduce the UK Fair Pricing & Practice Charter, which aims to ensure fair pricing across the industry and has already been adopted by 300 venues and suppliers.

 

 

 

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