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Olympic fair pricing charter garners support

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Olympic fair pricing charter garners support
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Over 40 London businesses have signed up to the 2012 UK Event Industry Fair Pricing & Practice Charter since its launch two weeks ago.

The charter, which was created by Visit London and VisitBritain with support from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), aims to ensure that operators’ pricing for the period around the 2012 Olympic Games is fair and reasonable.

It also guarantees that businesses, including those within the hospitality and tourism sector, will not artificially inflate prices for goods or services.

In return charter members will be promoted to organisers seeking venues and suppliers via Visit London’s enquiry service, and through VisitBritain’s network of overseas offices.

Businesses and venues signed up to the Charter include the London Eye, Vinopolis and the Natural History Museum.

Zoë Watts, head of events & catering at the Natural History Museum said:
“We are 100% behind this initiative. The London Olympics is a chance to showcase the great venues we have in the UK and the introduction of this charter provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate that we can compete both in terms of value and product offering”.

Venues and suppliers can sign up to the Charter at Visit London here >>

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By Gemma Sharkey

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