Tag: olympics

London 2012: stay near the city for less than £100 a night

HolidayExtras.com offer last-minute airport hotel deals to Olympic-goers The Press Association recently announced that the average hotel room during the Olympics stands at £160 per night – a whopping 75 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. And to buck this trend, travel add-ons company HolidayExtras.com is offering Olympic-goers luxury stays near

St Pancras Olympics 2012

Olympic flame isn’t setting the UK alight

95% of British people will be able to see the flame when it tours the UK…but do they care? With the Olympic Torch arriving in the UK at the end of the week, a poll carried out by the country’s largest add-ons provider, HolidayExtras.com, has revealed that over a quarter (26%) of Brits have no

Security during London Olympics 2012

Keep calm and carry on

Brits undaunted by security concerns as Exercise Olympic Guardian begins A massive 37% of Brits believe that the Government is taking all necessary steps to ensure their safety during the Olympics, a new poll by HolidayExtras.com has revealed. As details of the latest Olympic security exercise are announced, the UK’s market-leading travel add-ons company has

Plane taking off

More than half of Brits say “Holidays abroad are GREAT”

As the Government pumps £4 million into the “Holidays at home are GREAT” campaign, more than half of us would like to escape the UK this year, according to a HolidayExtras.com poll. When asked if they were planning a UK-based stay in 2012, 53% of customers totally rejected the prospect stating that an overseas holiday

London prepares for the Olympics

Brits worry riots will affect tourism and the Olympics

As the country debates whether sentencing has been too harsh following the August riots, a new survey by HolidayExtras.com has found that the majority of Brits (63%) think the recent unrest will have a negative effect on UK tourism and that it puts the UK in a bad light. Interestingly, it seems that younger age