Olympics Damaging UK Tourism?

According to a survey by Travelex, Britons; who would usually holiday in the UK, are choosing to go further afield to avoid the Olympics this year. The survey found that over 10 million people are planning to head abroad during the Olympics, to avoid the disruption the games are bound to cause.

Travelex found that 1/6 Britons would be staying in the UK this summer if it were not for the Olympic Games. A further 3% said they were leaving because they could not get a ticket for the sporting events – following a scandal that not enough tickets have been offered to the general public.

To attempt to combat this, the Government along with Visit Britain have created a television advert, involving several British celebrities who are advertising how unique and brilliant the UK is to visit.

However, as the survey suggests, this does not seem to be combating the festering dislike many Britons have for the Olympics, and the disruption to travel and everyday life that it will cause throughout the summer months.

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