Tickets and hotels still available for London Olympics

Watching on TV, you might see empty seats at some Olympics events. Here’s an excerpt from a press release discussing the availability of tickets and dropping (but still pricey) hotel prices.

For those of us who weren’t able to get tickets the first or second time round, it could be third time lucky! According to the Metro the world’s largest free newspaper, anyone who wants to go to the Olympics still has the chance with over 100,000 tickets still available. Tickets to events such as sailing, handball and gymnastics were again up for sale on the LOCOG website, as were return style tickets at the Olympic Park. These are tickets already used by spectators who leave an event early that are resold at a lower price – currently £5 ($7.90) for adults and £1 ($1.60) for children. For all information on how to purchase tickets, or return them for resale, go to the official London 2012 website here:

With fewer people arriving in London than was estimated, Olympic seats aren’t the only places remaining empty. Reduced foot flow in central and west London has forced hotel prices to plummet. Trivago, a global hotel comparison site, shows hoteliers have slashed their prices by a further 17% from an average of £242 ($380) per night to just £201 ($315) in the past three weeks, despite being at 70% capacity. This has also had a knock on effect in the vacation rental market, with companies or owners reducing rates and lifting minimum stay restrictions to attract business.

Vive Unique, the booking specialist for stylish home rentals, is offering this beautiful 4 bed family home, minutes from the action at the Olympic Village, at a reduced rate of £35 ($54) per person per night, based on 9 people sharing:

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