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London hotel growth predicted to outpace rest of Europe

London’s MICE offering has received a further boost with the news that a significant number of new hotels and venues are set to open in the capital over the next few years, says London & Partners. According to findings from a new report monitoring hotel capacity across European cities, London is set to add 11,600 rooms to its hotel market by 2020, providing meeting and event planners with an e...

London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russ...

London top in EMEA tech cluster rankings

London has topped a new ranking for Europe’s leading technology clusters, with Madrid, Dublin, Budapest and Paris occupying the next four places in the report compiled by real estate advisor CBRE. CBRE analysed the scale, growth potential and concentration of companies in each of the top cities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). CBRE’s head of research, Kevin McCauley, said: “It ...

ExCeL London acting CEO disappointed with Elizabeth Line delay

ExCeL London acting CEO Jeremy Rees has expressed his disappointment about the delay to the opening of the new Elizabeth Line (previously known as Crossrail). The new line will stop at Custom House station, which is next to the East London venue’s main entrance and is expected to improve connections from West and Central London. Read more: Elizabeth Line delayed until 2019. In a statement to...

London’s Crossrail opening delayed until 2019

London’s new transport link, the Elizabeth line (also known as Crossrail), has been delayed, with operations through central London commencing in autumn 2019. Crossrail Ltd says the revised schedule is needed to complete the final infrastructure and extensive testing required to ensure the Elizabeth line opens as a safe and reliable railway. Several high profile events venues across the capi...

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