London continues to receive accolades as the best place on earth to visit: At the 2014 Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards, London was awarded Favourite UK City for the fourth year running. The capital took out 14 of the 15 best UK Business Hotels awards, and the Corinthia Hotel’s ESPA Life spa was named the best UK Hotel Spa. These awards follow the respected Mastercard Global Cities Index report in July, where London was crowned the most popular tourist destination in the world with international visitor projections for 2014 at 18.7 million.Julie Chappell, Director of VisitLondon.com said: “We are delighted that London has, for the fourth consecutive year, been voted by Condé Nast Traveller Readers as their favourite UK destination. The unique offer that the capital boasts including its rich cultural calendar, sporting and major events, and world famous attractions means that visitors from all over the world can experience the vibrancy and ever-changing nature each time they come.”
In year two after the 2012 Olympics, visitors were coming to London in ever increasing numbers to attend the capital’s calendar of world-class exhibitions, visit the city’s famous landmarks, enjoy its diverse culture, and watch major sporting events including Tour de France which saw one million people take to the capital’s streets. Culture remains the leading driver for tourists, with eight out of ten citing it as the main reason they visit the capital.
This article was republished with permission from the editor and publisher of the Sport Intern, Karl-Heinz Huba.