Luxury hotel news - England, Wales & Scotland
10 January 2011
Olympics could give UK a tourism boost
There may be an increase in the number of people staying in luxury hotels in East Anglia and suchlike after the 2012 Olympics have taken place, an expert believes.
It may not be the case that millions of people flock to the UK to see the events themselves, suggested Kurt Janson, policy director at Tourism Alliance, but the legacy created will be immense.
He believes that around half a million people will descend on the country next year "if we're lucky", with the real impact of the Olympics unlikely to be felt until some time later.
"It's our opportunity to showcase Britain overseas so that in future years when people are choosing where to go they'll have Britain at the top of their minds," Mr Janson emphasised.
Deloitte recently found that more than two-thirds of businesses in the UK expect the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to have virtually no impact on their ability to operate normally.
Hotels in this region
- Chelmsford, Essex
- County Hotel
- Norwich (City Centre), Norfolk
- Maids Head Hotel
- Brentwood, Essex
- Marygreen Manor Hotel
- Norwich, Norfolk
- Park Farm Hotel
- Woodbridge / Ipswich, Suffolk
- Seckford Hall Hotel
- Colchester, Suffolk
- Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa