Thomas Cook has launched a four-day Olympic package sale with up to 50% off some ticket and hotel breaks.
The offers are available until midnight on Monday [2 July] from Thomas Cook, which is the official short break provider to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The cut-price deals follow news that the cost of a hotel stay in London during the Olympics has fallen by about 25% in the last two weeks.
Stephen Vaughan, managing director of Thomas Cook’s London 2012 partnership, said: ‘It’s no secret that there are generally more tickets available to the Games than many people predicted there would be with a month to go.
‘Even though British households’ finances remain under pressure, we’ve sold tens of thousands of Games Breaks so far, with many sessions and sports having sold out.’
News about London hotel rates was featured in The Daily Telegraph, which said average room rates in the capital between 27 July and 12 August are currently £160 a night.
This is still 75% up on the same time last year, but down significantly from £202 earlier this month.
The Telegraph quoted Hotels.com, which published the figures, saying that a large number of rooms were available for far less, with rates starting at about £59 a night.
The four-day Thomas Cook sale will be available throughout the company’s network of 1,100 stores, online at thomascooklondon2012.com and through its sales centres.
With one month to go until the opening ceremony, Thomas Cook said it has unveiled this offer on what is, for many, their last pay day weekend before the Games.
The deals feature tickets for athletics, swimming, hockey and beach volleyball, as well as for the opening and closing ceremonies.
To see the Telegraph story on falling hotel rates, click here.