Get the latest hospitality news and inspiration straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter.

London Olympics 2012

Written by:
London Olympics 2012
Written by:

The London Olympics in 2012 represent a huge opportunity to showcase Britain to the world and to boost the country’s tourism industry before, during and after the games.

VisitBritain predicts that 50-70% of the net economic benefit of the London Olympics will accrue through hospitality and tourism over 7-10 years.

Estimates suggest £2b could be generated and that almost two-thirds of this growth will happen in the four years after the games.

But to take advantage of these opportunities, there are a whole series of challenges for hospitality operators to address in areas such as skills, marketing and increased volumes.

Caterer will be tracking all the issues and uncovering the news regarding the London Olympics that is relevant to the hospitality and tourism industries.

Bookmark this section to find all the latest news and views for hospitality operators relating to the London Olympics, plus latest blog posts and video clips.

News comments on the London Olympics

Leadership lessons from the Olympics

Will hospitality gain from 2012?

Nice strategy, but where’s the money?

Developing a Tourism Strategy for 2012


Latest news on London Olympics

British Olympic success will drive tourism to the London 2012 

Olympics fuel high jump in Beijing hotel rates 

Beijing hotels slash rates as tourist fail to show during Olympics 

Dog meat suspended from Beijing menus for Olympics 

Olympics hosts see falls in tourist numbers after Games 

Tourist numbers fall in China’s Olympic year 

Hotels overcharging during Olympics could harm UK tourism 

Hotels and caterers set to miss out on London Olympic benefit

Tourism benefits of hosting Olympics underestimated

Hospitality needs to improve skills in time for Olympics

Extra tourism funding is not the answer, says tourism minister

2012 Olympics tourism plan faces another delay

Skills strategy to boost industry opportunities launched

New tourism consultation launched

Benefits of Olympic Games will not come automatically, warns Visit London boss

UK tourism bosses fail to secure ‘dot-travel’ domain name

Staff must improve customer service in time for Olympics

Funding plea for Olympics

Government must overhaul tourism strategy urgently if the UK economy is to enjoy boost from Olympics

Prepare for post-Olympic boom, industry is urged

Cateys 2006 Special Award – Lord Sebastian Coe


London Olympics video clips

London 2012 Olympics promo – Believe

London 2012 Olympic Games Aquatic Centre animation

London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Montage

London winning the 2012 Olympics

London 2012 Olympics Promo – Imagine


Blog posts on the London Olympics

London 2012

The Mayor of London

London Salmon

Blah Blah Flowers


The London Olympics on the Web

London 2012 official website >>

London Olympics on Wikipedia >>

London Olympics on the BBC >>

Start the discussion

Sign in to comment or register new account

Start the working day with

The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign up now for:

  • The latest exclusives from across the industry
  • Innovations, new openings, business news and practical advice
  • The latest product innovations and supplier offers
Sign up for free