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The City of Coventry Stadium can confirm that it will be working with travel giant Thomas Cook
Olympic Short Breaks
The City of Coventry Stadium can confirm it is working with Thomas Cook, the official short break provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as it looks to boost tourism in the region.
The award-winning venue will be the host for 12 men’s and women’s Olympic football matches at London 2012, starting on 25 July, 2012.
Chief executive Daniel Gidney and marketing director Liz Cooper have worked with Thomas Cook’s London 2012 team to provide short breaks for visitors who will travel from all across the UK to experience the 12 matches in eight days.
From the New Year, Thomas Cook and the City of Coventry Stadium will work with local hoteliers and offer London 2012 hospitality ticket and overnight short breaks from £69 per person.
Daniel said this was great news to boost tourism in the region both before, during and after the Games.
“Having the world’s greatest sporting spectacle taking place in the UK, and our region, is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Midlands to the rest of the world,” he said.
“We are really pleased to be working with Thomas Cook and we will be the first football venue across the UK outside of London to offer short breaks.
“This is fantastic news for the region as well as we’ll be able to encourage guests to visit the many places of interests and attractions which are on our doorstep.”
Stephen Vaughan, the managing director of Thomas Cook’s London 2012 partnership, said: “We’re really pleased to have put together a range of Games Breaks, available in the New Year, that will include a ticket for the Olympic football at the City of Coventry Stadium.”
Short breaks will also include accommodation and be priced from £69 per person based on two people sharing a room. Further details will be available from Thomas Cook London 2012