An avalanche of tourists is expected to hit London this Summer for the Olympic Games. Hotels and airports are expecting to be deluged by almost 9 million visitors eager to welcome the world famous Olympic Flame.
This week, the Associated Press announced that four of the country’s most important airlines were overwhelmed with requests, meaning that London’s hub airports could easily become overcrowded, making re-booking a real challenge, while new bookings will probably be out of the question.
Officials from the London Olympic Committee recommend that all travelers who intend to visit the British capital during the games start planning their trip as soon as possible.
World leading provider of aviation services Air Partner , based in both the U.S and U.K., reminds tourists who plan to travel to London this summer to keep in mind a few basic rules:
Last Chance to Book
Last minute flight plans could cost you a fortune, or in a worst case scenario, it may not even be possible to book one, such is the high level of demand. In order to prevent this, travelers are advised to book immediately.
The Advantages of Public Transport
Air Partner recommends everyone to use public transport during their stay, as this will provide the most convenient route from the airport to central London and the Olympic venues.
Think Out of the Box
With many hotels already reported to be fully booked, travelers may have to make alternative accommodation arrangements. The city is offering a range of alternatives, including camping, apartment stays or sleeping in local university halls. For additional room options, check out VisitBritain.com .
Build a Strategy
London 2012 Spectator Journey planer will offer great strategies for Game tickets holders, regarding public transportation, cycling, walking and driving around this important July’s event.
Enjoy Free Events
If you haven’t got to buy yourself a ticket to the Olympic Games or if you haven’t been able to afford one, doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the Olympics’ fever. Don’t worry, there’ll still be some nice free events like the marathon, which will start and end at The Mall. Elsewhere, Hyde Park, Victoria Park, and Potters Field Park will all be installing big screens displaying events as they happen across the city.
SOURCE Air Partner