London hoteliers have the opportunity to make huge profits, far beyond the usual summer boom. There has already been a great increase in reservations, and the influx of travelers is promising to surpass expectations, before, during and after the Olympic Games.
There is a concern that after the Games are over there will be a great slump in business. Investigating earlier host cities can give an indication of what to expect for London hoteliers. Many people who come to the Olympics have never traveled to London before, and the re-introduction of this historical city to the world can have a huge impact on tourism generally, as it did in Vancouver, Canada. The hotel industry in Vancouver has continued to flourish in the 2 years following the Winter Games. Other cities were not so fortunate, and Turin has not had the same success that was experienced in Vancouver.
The critical issues in maintaining an advantage still lie in the basics of good hotel management. The best in service, technology, and room quality can gain your property loyalty from guests who plan to return to London in the future. No one can see all they want to see in London in a week, particularly if they are attending the Olympics. Make their trip memorable in every way. Vancouver hotels have built on the reputation they made during the Winter Games. Follow their lead and give your guests exceptional service and build on the opportunity to introduce your brand to a large new segment of the travelling public.
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