Countdown to 2012 Olympics
London prepares to host summer Olympics
- Duration 4:27
- Date Jul 25, 2011
London prepares to host summer Olympics
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Karen Clarkson as the VP of visit Britain Britain North America and joins us but -- -- -- that it's hot team.
You know I almost as an -- thought about this beloved well this into the present while it seemed only a few years ago -- they actually won the bid -- and the election we.
-- the Olympics yet for for lunch and embrace from we've been preparing since we -- -- point back in 2007 and so I'm.
Wedding season when you're sickle -- so everything's -- and appreciate everything from track.
The builds an Olympic park is is complete this qwest center which is when it I mean.
Resources there is complete today had -- on budget between.
Which we all love but I'm we're heading out for really really great period in London and -- on the back of the royal wedding and this spring that.
We're going -- and exhausted aren't shouldn't you got the you've got the royal wedding night got the Olympics coming up into that -- Summer Olympics.
It's you know talking about some of those projects that under construction work.
What goes into preparing a city -- Summer Olympics what kind of construction ask them well.
I'm really learn -- -- unique situation for the London games and that this -- -- -- -- into the embedded in sustainability.
And so what that means is that venues that exists -- London trading UK have been used for the game so venues that people might be familiar with such as sporting icons like women children and Wembley Stadium.
And venues for people read this potential red such as well hearts -- I'm hyped car.
And then we met for the failings so it's a real mix of field in the new.
I'm really only a limited amount of things have been construct it.
And there's really been an approach in terms of an Olympic -- -- the venues the happy constructed will be put to useful community.
After -- gains.
-- the Olympic village where the athletes will live.
How -- -- coming -- how many how many structures -- to build buildings and we'll kind of configuration.
Well my area of expertise is travels I don't have actually a number of -- things but it Olympic village is well under way -- -- and it's being -- as part of human -- in the east and -- I'm.
What's -- testing process we're seeing assistant London should the city centers so there's a lot of construction alone.
You thanks for visitors to experience -- the town's restaurants happening any sense of where perhaps -- if I see Leicester Square.
Asked Phelps there's the center of London it's not shifting -- have made.
But there's there's a lot going on not only -- -- have human -- -- have the credence -- to believe happening but for next year.
That grandma but -- number X sixty years on the throne and she's only -- second monarch to do that from school Victorian back in the eighteen hundreds.
So there's a lot celebrations happening in London threatening thing.
-- the large -- in the -- tone and concerts at Buckingham Palace were hosting world pride in June.
So for us the truth and quality it's -- everything that the -- -- experience right -- the year.
And London -- in the -- to the country.
Now how are the deals though because when you're looking traveled within that.
Speaks to a lot of -- is a -- -- kind of deal -- -- -- and London because the exchange rate from the pound.
I had to the dollar the dollar to the pound is pretty staggering.
We'll be changing it's actually more favorable than it's been a couple of years ago and interestingly that -- keeping her heels.
I'm an have talents we actually have over 140 -- hotel rooms available in London.
If people didn't want to see and when we had some great cities like rights and Cambridge.
And Oxford Centre alerts travel distance and in terms -- value as of -- exchange it makes it really favorable.
And indeed London is the first of sixteen games to have a -- chart to and -- That means our industry colleagues commit to offering -- value proposition during games time part so they don't hype up the prices -- -- I think he's going on.
That's -- fantastic thank you very much.
And what of the actual dates of the Olympics and we don't know the 2012 what the actual dates scheduled dates it's going to be July 27.
-- for the Olympic Games in the paralympics -- -- August 29.
Oh wonderful parent parks and -- of Britain -- -- written in North America where can people check out your website.
Yet they can't immediately said it's a great -- to visit Britain and so there's tons going on foot they want to -- -- information on the gains -- London 2012 dot com.
For people traveling to Britain is the typical dot com all right thank you very much Karen Clarkson.
-- -- -- thank you very much thank.