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Average hotel occupancy during Olympics reaches 80%

25 July 2012 by
Average hotel occupancy during Olympics reaches 80%

With just two days before the Olympics opening ceremony, London hotels look set to achieve a committed average occupancy of 80.4% throughout the games, according to the latest figures from revenue generating company TravelClick.

The busiest night in the capital during the Olympics is currently Tuesday 31 July, with a committed occupancy of 85.8%. With the men's road cycling individual time trial final taking place the next day, it seems that the popularity of Bradley Wiggins - who will be going for gold following his Tour de France triumph - may be having an impact.

Hotel prices during the games are up an average of 70% on the same time last year and are set to reach a high of £193 on the night of Sunday 5 August, when the men's 100m final will see Usain Bolt attempting his second success in the event.

The figures were obtained by TravelClick through a survey of 75 London hotels across different market segments, with a total capacity of 16,178 bedrooms.

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*By Janet Harmer*

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