STEENA JOY – Bangkok
Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) will be adding 21,000 new hotel rooms in 2012 to accommodate the surge of visitors who will be making a beeline to the destination to watch the biggest sport spectacle of this decade, the Olympic Games, set to begin on July 27.
“This is in addition to the 12,000 rooms we already have. And of the 21,000 rooms to be added, 9,000 of them will be in London alone. The additional capacity will be across all categories – from 5-star top end- hotel chains to business and budget brands,” informed Keith Beecham, director – overseas network, Visit Britain.
He added that by 2013, another 13,000 rooms will be made available. “London accommodates the most number of visitors on planet Earth! And we need this as Britain offers a great mix of the old and the new and offers great value for money.”