Olympics : news

With exactly 6 months to go to the Olympics, a handover to LOCOG marked the day with work to begin on fitting out almost 3,000 apartments in the Olympic and Paralympic Village. 

Travelmole today reports on an ABTA poll of 2018 adults to find out what Brits, not attending the Olympics, are planning to do instead. The poll revealed that 12% would be going overseas between July 27 and August 12; the older generation are least keen to stay in the UK, with 22% of over 65s intending to head overseas to avoid the event, and 18% of 55-64 year olds. This figure may well be offset by numbers predicted to visit the UK this year by VisitBritain.

Key dates to the Olympics can be found here.