Tourism in London spikes ahead of the Olympic Games

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The 2012 Olympics not only bought some patriotism to Londoners but also boosted the level of tourism throughout Britain.

As this summer marks the one year anniversary of the successful games, the question arises: Will tourism flourish in the aftermath of post-Olympics or will we see a decline in overseas visitors?

Almost 10 months ago, London’s tourism industry saw a boost of over 650,000 visitors during the summer games. The tourism industry predicts that the inflow of tourism will increase in the next two years after the Olympic Games.

According to The Tourism Alliance, the estimated tourist revenue generated from the Olympic Games in the summer of 2012 alone was the most beneficial to the economy and retail outlets in London.

With London ranked as the sixth largest international tourism destination, the summer of 2013 is very likely to bring tourism into the heart of London, all thanks to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Here are a selection of images from the 2012 Games (Click on images for slideshow)

All images courtesy of Vernieman and Geetarchurchy (Flickr).

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