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Olympic tourism numbers for 2012 London Games

Some numbers illustrating the demand for accommodation during the 2012 London Olympics, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.

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LONDON —

Some numbers illustrating the demand for accommodation during the 2012 London Olympics, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.

- Typical number of tourists visiting London in August: 1.5 million

- Estimated additional 2012 Olympic visitors from abroad: 294,000

- Estimated additional Olympic visitors from elsewhere in the UK: 587,000

- Total London hotel rooms: About 110,000

- Hotel rooms allocated to Olympic staff, affiliates and media: About 40,000

- Average hotel room rate in central London for Olympic period: 213 pounds ($341)

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Source: London and Partners, British Hospitality Association, Hotels.com

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