A look at the numbers: London Olympic tourism

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  • LONDON (AP) – 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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